Choosing a Color Scheme

on July 22, 2013 in Color Scheme, Decorating


For those of you not so happy it’s Monday, with a full week of work a head of you, here’s a little something to help brighten your week; creative advise on how to spice up your home.  Enjoy!

Get color scheme inspiration with HGTV’s gorgeous color palettes and tips for choosing the right colors for your rooms.  From calming combinations of neutrals to color-studded palettes of green, blue, red, yellow, and more, see how hues work together to both unify rooms and create eye-catching contrast.  Get inspiration for every room in your home — including your living & dining rooms, kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, and more. Learn how to match colors and use fabrics, accessories, artwork as inspiration for crafting a color scheme that fits your unique home and style.

Choose a color scheme from the largest pattern in the space: If you have patterned upholstery, an Oriental rug, or large piece of artwork, pluck colors you like from the pattern.  For a neutral wall paint color, look to the pattern’s whites and beiges.

Start with the formal areas of the house: Specifically, the living room, dining room, and entry way. Choose a color scheme for those areas first, then pull one color from the scheme and tone it down for accents. For example, take the red sofa and tone it down (say, to burgundy) for an accent in more private spaces such as the den, office, or bedroom.

Here is an example of using artwork to pluck color schemes from for accents

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