Tips for Choosing the Right Color Scheme for your Home

Selecting an Interior Color for a Vibrant Home.

A touch of color makes anything beautiful. However, deciding which one is right for your home is tough. Your choice of color scheme brings out your personality and can dictate your moods as well. Guests will also pick up an impression from your color selections as well.

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Therefore, before you shop for colors, you need to do thorough research on the color options available. Below are some helpful tips in choosing the right color scheme for your home.


What is your mood?

The first thing to consider when selecting a color scheme is what you want the room to feel like. You can get in a room or someone’s house and immediately tell that it does not feel right. That is the power of color. Do you want a calming and invigorating effect or a melodramatic and tranquil one? You might decide on different colors for different rooms. The living room could have softer colors while you go for a brighter one in the nursery. Depending on what color you choose, your house might be a safe den for your family or one they want to run from.

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What is your color inspiration?

One of the first steps in selecting the right color palette is to look at your fixed finishes. These are items that can not be moved or are not changing. Fixed finishes such as countertops, tile, stone or carpeting will dictate the range of options you will have. If you have neutral fixed finishes, then you can look for inspiration in your art, pillows, fabrics or rugs.

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What is the lighting situation in your house?

Light has a way of making things brighter which makes it as important as any décor in your home interior design. Depending on the time of the day, reflections will alter the color's appearance. Different lighting can change your rooms’ appearance as well. You should consider light effects around the rooms as you think of color schemes. How do your curtains, furniture, or wallpaper look under the reflections, sunlight, or artificial light? For instance, colors with white reflect other colors while Indigo can appear to be red in one room and bluer in the other.

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Plan, pick, and apply your color scheme

You have hundreds of ways of adding splashes of color to your home. You can add color via the furniture, pillows, curtains, and other design accents. On the other hand, you could just keep your house walls neutral shades. If you are a lover of bold colors, go for it. After you have planned and picked the color you want for your home décor you will have to apply it, so head to the paint store. The stores also provide color wheels to create color schemes. If you’re having trouble selecting colors, hiring a Certified True Color Expert is an excellent option!

It is not too late to have your dream interior aesthetic. Through creatively incorporating colors from your home furniture, pillows, curtains, and more, you can come up with an amazing color scheme for your home. However, if choosing the right colors prove difficult, rremember you always have a Certified True Color Expert like Mary Norris Interiors, to turn to for help!