Choosing a Paint Palette

Choosing a color palette for your home is a challenge. How will the paint complement the style of your home? How do I choose a corresponding trim color? Choosing your color palette is challenge but there are great designer tips to help you choose the right look for your home.

Think of the whole house, the palette should complement all the spaces of your home. Keep your palette consistent throughout the home and try to limit it to five paint colors. The same white should be used throughout the house on the moldings, doors, walls and ceilings. The same neutral should be consistent throughout the house as well. Then add a color of your choice and a coordination color. If you would like, you can add an additional coordinating color.

This is a basic color guide and as you become more confident with your color choices you can add more colors to your home. This helps you create a nice flow from space to space and adds balance to your house.

Take an Inventory of your Home

Look for the biggest colorful item in your home. This may be a piece of art, furniture or other item in a room. Picking a color for your home out of the colors in the item can help you tie a room together effortlessly. Look at the whites or beiges in the piece to help choose a neutral color.

Consider Nature

Consider how the outside world works, dark ground color, medium color in the trees and mid-level items and light in the sky. You will want to model your home colors a similar way for an effortless and natural cohesion.

Consider your colors and clothes

If you have a lot of blue clothing you may want to choose blues for your home. Bright clothes may mean you would like your home brightly color. If your wardrobe is more neutral you may be better off with neutral colors.

Find Balance

Your home will need a dominant color, a secondary color and an accent. The dominant color should make up most of your space, the secondary color will make up less of the room while the accent color will act more like an accessory.

Bold hues need to be balanced with other harmonizing shades. You can also add pops of color to a mostly neutral space with bold accents. Don’t be afraid to experiment a little to find the perfect combination of colors for your home.

Consider your personal style when choosing colors for your home and stay true to that. You can’t go wrong!