Colors are the essence of your home. The right color scheme will hold your home together and create the effect that you desire. A wrong color scheme will break apart the sanctity of your home and will make the home dwellers feel unwelcome.
When you pick the ideal color palette for your living spaces, it creates harmony between the foundations, furniture, and decorations of your rooms. It creates the mood and effect that you want people to feel when they enter your home.
Interior designers use several tricks and techniques to pick the ideal color palette and create the balance that our intimate spaces need. They balance elegance with comfort, modernity with warmth, and taste with functionality just by selecting the right combination of colors.
So, if you are about to embark on a house remodeling project, these designer tricks will help you pick the ideal color palette for your home.
Use a Color Wheel
A color wheel should always be your go-to source for deciding on a color palette for your home. The interior designers have memorized the color wheel by heart. They use the color wheel to view the complementary and contrasting colors.
A color wheel features all the colors in the color spectrum, its lighter shades, contrasting colors, and complementary (opposite/ high contrasting) colors.
When you have a color wheel in front of you, you can easily visualize which colors go together and which colors look like an odd pair.
To use a color wheel, you must understand how to read a color wheel. The color that is on the opposite end is the complementary color or the highest contrasting color. For example, yellow and violet are complementary colors.
The colors that are next to one another are the low contrasting colors. For example, red and orange are low contrasting colors.
And if the colors on both sides are considered, meaning the color that is on the right and left of a particular color, then the three colors are known as analogous colors. For example, yellow-orange and yellow-green are analogous colors of yellow.
Use a Combination of Neutral and Vibrant Colors
Designers always prefer to create harmony by using a combination of neutral and vibrant colors. You can also do this by mixing up warm and cool colors.
Neutral colors give you a lot of room for exploring your creativity. When you keep the foundations and furniture of your home a neutral color, you can create a new mood after every few months just by changing the décor.
Imagine that you have a room with white furniture and walls and soft latte wooden flooring. You can decorate it with any vibrant color of your choice to add a punch to the monochromatic room.
You can do the same with warm and cool colors. For example, you can paint the walls pastel blue. Give your room the punch it needs by picking red oak wood for the furniture. Pastel blue is a cool color, whereas oak red is a warm color.
Make Small Spaces Pop
Many people believe that bright colors make a room appear small and cramped, while white color makes a room look bigger and spacious. This is true, but it can also make the small spaces in your home appear dull and boring. When the colors are balanced well, bright colors can make your small rooms pop and allure you with their glamour.