Home design isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. From color swatches, matching furniture to color palates and ensuring a warm, clean and palatable look, choosing colors for your home can be a long and difficult process.
If you want to avoid a plain white canvas and would like to explore the color options that can complement your space, there are some great ways to enhance your property, make it appealing for potential buyers and ensure that your color scheme is inviting and relaxing for those who are living in it.
Have you ever struggled to choose the colors for your home both in the exterior and interior spaces? You’re not alone. With many of us not having a trained eye for color swatches, hues, and color wheels, it is a huge commitment and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here are some tips to select the perfect color scheme.
1. Incorporate Your Flooring into Your Colors
For internal walls, your flooring is a great place to start when considering what colors will work on your walls. Whether you have tiles, wooden floors, polished concrete, or carpet, you should consider your flooring when you are choosing the colors for your walls.
In choosing your colors, consider how easy it is to keep the carpet and upholstery looking clean.
You should also consider any curtains, shutters, window treatments, the style of your rugs, and art when considering your color choices to ensure it all fits the look of your home.
2. Consider the Period of Your Home for Your Color Palette
The period of your home could lend itself naturally to specific color options for your home. If you have a period home that is more rustic, you should choose colors that would be complementary to the era of the property.
If your home is modern and futuristic in design, color palettes and hues might be more neutral and different to a period home from the early 1900s for example. A professional painter can help with the color choices and options for the property. They will also be able to do some tests on your internal and external walls to showcase the color options and how they will look on your walls.
Of course, it’s important to get some painting quotes first to decide whether you want to bring in the experts of DIY.
3. Choose Colors that Elevate a Space
When you are choosing a color for an internal room or space, consider a color that can make a small room feel larger or a space that is large and a little empty feel cozy and warm. Colors can do amazing things for spaces and using dark or warm colors can transform a space and help to ensure your property works for all the right reasons.
Colors on your walls both internally and externally can make a space unique and truly special. If you are searching for a color scheme that suits you perfectly, take the time to explore the statement you want to make, the spaces you need to paint, and the style and period of your home.
You don’t need to be a professional painter to create the perfect look for your home. Take your architectural style into account, and be sure to use complementary paints of the highest quality to create a look you will be proud of. Once complete, post your newly decorated space to Instagram, and tag us @ReadUnwritten!