Knowing how to pick a colour palette for your house is more than deciding on a colour or two that you want to see on your walls. With the right colour scheme, you can achieve so much in making your house a home. From pulling off different styles, to setting the mood, colours can bring it all together.
You can have fun with such a big task given the right process. Here is our guide to help you out!
Before you get started, it’s important to strategise to make sure that the colours in your palette are cohesive. The first step is gauging how much you already have in mind. For example, is there a room you want to emphasise with bold colours? Or do you have your heart set on using your favourite shades?
If so, you can start with those and use subtler colours for the adjacent rooms. Another effective plan is working from the biggest central rooms first and making your way from there.
If you don’t have a specific hue for a room, going with neutral colours will be flattering for a range of colours to be used in the next areas.
2. Choosing The Atmosphere
A variety of options can make it harder for you to choose the colours you want. To make it easier, decide on the atmosphere you want to create for your home. We’ll start from there.
Do you want a relaxing vibe? You can use either warm or cool colours in light shades. Blue is an especially calming colour! From light shade neutrals, to rich, comfortable colours, work with what makes you feel at home.
Are you looking for something more stylish? Neutral colours give that modern touch as long as you tastefully use complementing shades or smaller pops of colour through accessories. Some households explore using the colour black with complementary shades for a dash of elegance.
For a vibrant home, show off your energy by working with high contrast or rich colours such as red, violet, and yellow! Explore different hues and connect them by trying different shades of the same colour.
3. Final Touches
Now that you have your colours in mind, finish up with some final touches like focal points and a quick walk around the house to see if it matches. It’s good to have well-connected rooms and colours for a cohesive atmosphere.
Don’t forget to test your palette by trying swatches of all of the colours you chose on a big board. Once you’re happy with how it looks, you’re good to go!
After repainting and getting the place ready, you get to realise that there’s more to a home than familiar walls and ceilings. A home is where you and your family can feel at ease by having a safe and comfortable house. Proper cleaning and maintenance are key!