Color scheme helps your
to determine the harmony between colors in home décor.
A color wheel can be quite useful while deciding a
color scheme for your home as it helps you to compare
complimentary colors. Interactive color wheel tools
and software are available online for your reference.
The use of color wheel makes choosing the combination
of colors for painting your walls, accents,
furnishings, furniture and accessories much easier.
Here are a few tips that you can use while deciding
upon the color scheme for your home:
Monochromatic color scheme
uses only one color throughout. Variety is introduced by using
various tints, tones, values and shades of that key color and
Complimentary color scheme uses two colors placed opposite
to each other on the color wheel, their tints, tones, shades and
values such as yellow and violet. This scheme is quite bold and
lend a dramatic touch to the home décor.
Analogous color schemes use three hues placed adjacent to each
other on the color wheel but use either combination of warm colors
only or combination of cool colors only.
Triadic color schemes use three hues placed consecutively
or at equal distances from each other such as red, yellow and
blue, their tints, tones, shades and values
A novice can easily decide upon the color scheme using the
Use your favorite pattern as the guiding line for your color
palette. The lightest color in the pattern can be used for the
background such as wall paint color, medium color for large
furniture pieces, windows, doors, closets and cabinets while the
darkest color can be used for accessories.
Color can make quite a lot of difference to the size and
proportion of the room. So, remember that white and pale colors
reflect light more to making the room appear larger while dark
colors make room appear cozier and smaller.
When it comes to furniture and accessories, white and pale colored
objects or objects in similar color as the wall recede into
background while brighter and darker objects attract our attention
more and seem to occupy more space, so if the room is really
small, you can try buying furniture and furnishings in same color
as your walls or pale shades and accessorize with bright bold
colors to create focal points.