Picking the right color palette for your home
Jul 06, 2020
There is no place like home. And there is nothing more personal than the color you choose for your own home.
"Color is a power which directly influences the soul." Wassily Kandinsky
The color palette you select directly affects the fundamental look and feel of your house. The most daunting part, we find, is to find inspiration. We recommend starting with the feeling you want your home to have - cheerful, airy, fun, cozy, clean etc. A quick tip is to find inspiration in your own surroundings, or explore some trending palettes in Coolors' color generator.
In general, there are 3 basic types of color schemes to consider:
- Monochromatic: different shades of the same color. For example, different hues of grey can create an edgy, industrial look for your living room.
- Analogous: colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. To create a relaxing, soothing bedroom, you might want to consider using pastel shades of blue with green.
- Complementary: opposite colors on the color wheel. This is normally used to create a dynamic combination. For instance, pairing blue with orange gives a vibrant and exciting feeling to the room.
Of course, there are millions of color schemes that you can explore. Using the color wheel from Adobe, it is a breeze to find the right combination and see how they look on screen, before painting them on your wall. In case you are still unsure, Canva has published 100 color combination ideas that makes this process as painless as possible.
Once you have narrowed down your color choices, it is now time to select the best color theme that goes with the entire house. Although different space in your home should not look identical, it is still important to have consistency among the rooms.
The last part is to test your potential palette. Buy some test pots of paint on a blank wall to visualize the color scheme. If that is not an option, create a virtual room with color paint apps to have a better idea of how your home may look like.