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10 Tips for Selecting a Colour Palette for Homes

August 6, 2018

Are you looking to update your home?

Painting is a great way to change the look of your home without spending a lot of money.

When you're repainting your house, selecting one colour for the majority of the rooms is recommended. You can also throw in accent walls to make the room pop. Check out ten tips for selecting a colour palette for homes.

1. Start with the Main Room of Your Home

First things first. You should begin with the main room of your house. Odds are, this is either your kitchen or living room. Decide on the paint colour for this room first and then branch out from there.

Do you want to add an accent wall to make the otherwise neutral room pop? An accent wall is a great way to add colour without too much commitment.

2. Don't Be Afraid of Colour in Small Spaces

If you have small spaces, you may be tempted to paint them white, but do the opposite. Painting smaller spaces with bright and bold colours can actually enhance the space and make it more open.

3. You Can't Go Wrong with Gray

Gray is a trendy and neutral colour. You can use different shades of gray and incorporate other colors with it. Gray is so versatile that you can mix it with both bright hues and pastels.

4. 60-30-10 Rule

Designers often use the 60-30-10 rule:

  • 60 percent - dominant colour (walls)

  • 30 percent - secondary colour (upholstery)

  • 10 percent - accent colour (accessories)

This formula provides balance but still lets the accessories stand out.

5. Feel Free to Separate Floors

Feel free to separate floors when it comes to choosing paint colours. You can go for completely different feels and moods on each floor. Focusing on each floor separately can also keep you from getting overwhelmed.

6. Consider Neutral Colours for Connecting Spaces

If you are wondering how to paint rooms different colours when the rooms run together, you may consider using neutral colours to connect the spaces.

Or you could go in the opposite direction. If the rooms are more subdued and neutral, you could use bold colours in the hallways and connecting spaces.

7. What Is the Feel You Are Wanting?

You should decide what feel you are wanting for your home. Tranquil? Retro? Modern?

Pick the feel and mood and then pick your colours based on that.

8. Get Inspired

A great way to choose the best home colour palette is to look for inspiration. Find a piece of furniture or a textured rug that you love and draw inspiration for the color palette from that particular piece.

There may be a piece of art that you love. Get creative and pull colors from the pieces that inspire you.

9. Test Your Potential Palettes

It's important to test your potential palettes before completely painting your walls. Depending upon the amount of light in your house and where the natural light comes in, the colour may look totally different on your wall then you expected.

10. Be True to You

When it comes to finding the best home colour schemes for your house, the most important thing is to be true to you. Your home is your home.

Your home should reflect your personality and style even if it doesn't conform to what others see as beautiful.

 Choosing the Right Colour Palette for Homes

Choosing the right color palette for homes can be exciting. You need to find out what works best for your taste and home. The next step is to get to work and start painting.

We would love to help you with your project. Call us today and get a free home estimate.

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