Choosing Your Colour Scheme
Having trouble picking the perfect colour scheme for your home or project? Here’s some inspirational ideas to hold your hand along the way. Remember, colour scheme is subjective, there are virtually no wrongs or rights, it’s a matter of taste. In this article, we’re going to outline some core steps to deciding upon the perfect choice.
Dark/Light Colours – Dark colours can accentuate depth and space in a room. Should you opt for a warm, welcoming room, a lighter scheme may be a better choice. A darker room may help set the mood in a bedroom, theatre or ‘mancave’.
Art – Allow art to influence your choices, it will add personality and create the foundation for the style you are looking for. If you’re choosing your colour based on your art, ensure that you use a shade or two lighter than frame of your artwork to really make it ‘pop’.
Pick Your Favourites – Why go past your favourite colours? You’re sure to love your room if you choose colours you like.
The Classics – If you’re stuck for originality.. why go past the classics. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel after all! Blue and white, red and brown, you simply cannot go wrong. To bring a little spark to the old-school look, accessorise!
Don’t Forget The Windows – Dress your windows elegantly, allow them to be a focal point of your creation. If you opt for a feature wall, dress your windows accordingly. Our brown feature wall is complimented by a brown shade – and it really did justice to the room. Try to incorporate similar colours through your furniture, in your chairs, couches and tables.
Pillows – Draw inspiration from your pillows, if you wish for the pillow to be a feature of the room, opt for more neutral colours for your walls; or soft salmon or pink for instance. This technique seems to work exceptionally well as these rooms are dressed by professionals that know exactly what works.
A Theme – Whether it’s modern or ancient, a theme is another perfect starting point. To liven things up use contrasting modern colours. To make things look a little ‘older’, use simple, elegant colours and accessories.
Use Your Closet – Love the blazer hanging in your wardrobe? The warm fuzzy jumper you wear the second winter comes around? Use it for inspiration to set the tone of your room. Bring pieces with you to the shop, you never know what you might find that will match.
Set The Scene – Serene, cozy or vibrant? Set the scene for the room from the moment you walk in. The white, elegant linen used in this image produces a cozy, welcoming vibe. Assume the feeling you want when you step into that room, associate this with colours that make you feel that way.
Furniture – When looking at a blank room, it’s often difficult to know where to start. Have a piece of furniture placed in the middle, and center the theme of the room around that. If your feature furniture is bold, your walls should be more subdued. Accessories with a colour that pops will compliment nicely.