Does your life need an infusion of color? If you’re in a decorating slump and searching for a new look –consider adding more color. Follow these tips to get started on a new color adventure:
Choose a Color Scheme:
Start by searching design blogs for styles that jump out at you. When you’re feeling pretty settled on a look you want, get more specific by looking at products available in the colors you’re drawn to. It’s important to know what’s actually available to buy before committing to a color scheme. If you’re having trouble finding products you like in your chosen colors, then start thinking about furniture you can paint, and other DIY projects you can do to incorporate your favorite colors into your home.
Know a Bit About Color Theory:
Educating yourself on color theory can be a great help when adding a lot of new color to your spaces. Some key things to know are colors opposite each other on the color wheel (complimentary colors) work well together. Also, colors next to each other on the color wheel generally coordinate nicely. Play around with including different intensities of the colors you like (lighter and darker). If you’re working with a three-color scheme and you need it to have a little more excitement, add touches of a complimentary color to your dominant color and the effect will be stunning!
Think about Focal Points:
You might find one item, like a big painting, piece of furniture, or textiles that will inspire your color scheme. Consider using this piece as a focal point in a room and then build around that with complimenting colors.
Have fun with pattern in your rugs and textiles. Think about including pattern in different ways through art work, dishes, towels—really anything! Wall paper is another great way to add color and pattern together and so many stylish options are available today.
We hope these points to consider will give you a jumpstart to adding more color into your home! When you decorate your home with color in a thoughtful, planned out way, you’ll find your space will give you energy, comfort and inspiration each day.