We can’t all be expert interior designers, but we can all use basic colour theory to decide what our home will look like and make design and colouring decisions ourselves. If you find picking one paint colour a bit difficult, then just follow this guide as to how to decide what colours you want to use.
If choosing one paint colour is difficult, how on earth do you find colours for the whole house? How can you know which are going to work together?
Make a note of which rooms are visible to one another
You can do this by walking through your house and note which spaces you can see from each room. You can make a rough sketch to keep track of this.
Adjoining rooms are a big part of this, but you might be able to see into a hall or the kitchen. These notes will form the basis of your whole house colour plan. You can keep them close at hand.
Choose the colours for the main room first
You can start by picking a colour for the biggest and most centrally located room. This will quite likely be your living room or even kitchen. It is an ideal place to start working on the whole-house palette.
If choosing colours is proving a tad stressful – then maybe you could benefit from choosing a soft and neutral hue for the main room and then use this as a way of choosing other colours to complement it. Remember that white is always a good selection when it comes to colours.
Begin with the room that you want to paint the boldest colour
If you love colour and you have a certain hue in mind for a specific room, then you can begin here. You could move on from this and choose softer colours to complement it. Putting bold colours next to one another is very risky, so instead choosing a different shade of colour for a room is a better idea.
Choose one colour scheme for the home and then add flourish with accents.
It could be a good idea to choose one main colour scheme throughout the house, and then select different accents to be distributed throughout the home in each room. For example, white and tan colour schemes throughout the house, but with different colours in each room. This way you have consistency throughout the home, but each room has a different look also.
Pinterest can be a great tool
If you haven’t used it yet, then you might be pleased to know that Pinterest is a fantastic app for interior designers of all kinds – the algorithm actively figures out what kind of thing you would be interested in and shows you consistently. This is fabulous for design ideas to get the creative juices flowing. After a while, you will have built up plenty of design ideas for your home in your boards on the app and you can use this in your plan.