How To Choose A Colour Scheme For Your Home

How to choose
a colour scheme
for your home

Colour has the ability to transform a room, to influence personality and style and set the tone for a room. Whether you're wanting to inspire, excite, soothe or welcome, the key is choosing a colour scheme that showcases and embraces everything about you when you walk through the front door.

Your colour scheme should make you happy, and in order for it to achieve that, your colours need to be both inviting and well balanced. Below we've put together some tips on how to choose the perfect colour scheme for your space.

No.1

Know your colour schemes

In order to choose a colour scheme for your home, you actually need to be aware of what type of schemes are available.

There are four main colour schemes. These are, monochromatic, complementary, analogous and contrast.

Choose your favourite colours and see what compliments them on the colour wheel. This is a perfect place to start.

No.2

Draw inspiration from patterns

Whether your styling your bedroom, kitchen or bathroom, this is a great technique to use. If you've got an Oriental rug placed in the living room, patterned upholstery jazzing up the bedroom, or a large piece of artwork focusing the eye in the kitchen, you should use these patterns to pluck colours from. For example, if you wanted a neutral wall paint colour, look to the pattern's beige's or whites or if you want a contrast colour scheme then look towards the orange and purples. Use your favourite statement piece in a room to choose your favourite colours and develop your colour scheme from that.

No.3

Use the '60-30-10' rule

When you decorate a space, you should divide the colours of the space into separate components. So, 60% a dominant colour or eye-catching wallpaper, 30% a secondary colour and 10% an accent colour. The perfect room to showcase this is the bedroom.

Your walls will most likely be the majority "dominant" colour, the bedroom furniture could represent the secondary colour and various accessories in the room such as throw pillows, blankets or even flowers, can make up the last 10 %. A great way to "colour block" for this rule is to use clean painted bedroom furniture in your chosen secondary colour.

No.4

Go with architecture

The size of your space will also be a determining factor in which colour scheme you should choose. For example, if you have a small room in your house, this doesn't mean you need to paint it white to make it appear bigger. Rather, you should cozy up to its architecture with a warm, rich colour scheme. So by choosing a beige, grey room, it can be accompanied by natural elements such as stone and wood to create an undoubtedly soothing atmosphere. This same principle can apply to all spaces, you can bring a "warm" atmosphere to a bedroom by using shabby chic bedroom furniture sets alongside a warmer colour pallet.

If you're interested in home furniture for your space, then why not check out Flora Furniture for inspiration. From french style mirrors, furniture sets and bedroom furniture, we've got the piece that will compliment all your colour schemes throughout the home.