Choose a Color Scheme
You may be wondering what the difference is between a monochromatic color scheme and complementary colors. Or you might be wondering how to choose your dominant color and accent colors, or whether or not it’s okay to mix them up.
The best way to get started is by deciding what type of color scheme you want for each room: monochromatic, analogous (which means “similar”) or complementary (opposite). Once you’ve picked one of these three options–or if none of them appeal–think about the moods that each creates in different areas of your home. For example, if I’m decorating my living room with red walls and black furniture, I’ll probably want something calming like blues or greens as accents instead of oranges or yellows because those would clash with my dominant hue!
Pick Neutral Colors
Neutral colors are a great choice for making your home look bigger and brighter. They go with any color scheme, provide a timeless look, and can be used to complement other colors in the room. If you’re looking for paint ideas that will help you make your home look stunning, consider using neutral colors like white, beige or gray on the walls of each room.
In addition to providing a space-expanding effect on their own, these shades also work well when paired with pops of bolder hues such as reds or blues (or even oranges!).
Opt for Bold Colors
- Bold colors
- such as red, yellow and blue can make a statement and add personality to a room. Use bold colors sparingly – such as on one wall or on an accent piece of furniture. Or choose a bold color for the walls and use neutral colors for the furniture and accessories.
- Neutral Colors:
- Neutral colors are great if you want to create an elegant look in your home without going overboard with bright hues that may clash with other items in your home decor scheme
Textures can add dimension to a room and make it look more interesting. Incorporate textures into the paint job by using a faux finish or a textured paint. You can also add texture with wallpapers, rugs and fabrics.
Create an Accent Wall
- An accent wall is a great way to add a pop of color to a room without overwhelming it. Choose a bold color or a patterned wallpaper and use it on one wall. This will draw the eye and make the room look more interesting.
- You can also use an accent wall as your focal point in the room, placing furniture around it for balance (or not).
Paint the Ceiling
Paint the ceiling a light color to make your room look bigger and brighter. A white or light blue paint colour will do the trick, but if you’re looking for something more unique, try painting your ceiling a darker hue like navy blue or charcoal gray. This will add drama to any room in your home!
Use Metallic Paint
If you’re looking for a way to add some glamour to your home, then metallic paint is the way to go. Choose a metallic color such as gold or silver and use it on an accent wall or furniture piece. This will add a luxurious look to the room and make it stand out from the rest of your house!
Experiment with Patterns
- Experiment with Patterns
Patterns can add a unique touch to a room and make it look more interesting. Choose a patterned wallpaper or stencil a pattern on an accent wall. You can also use patterned paint rollers or stencils to create a unique look.
Add an Accent Color
- Add an accent color.
- Accent colors are a great way to add a pop of color to a room without overwhelming it. Choose a bold color or a patterned wallpaper and use it on one wall. This will draw the eye and make the room look more interesting.
Paint with a Theme in Mind
Paint with a Theme in Mind
If you’re looking for a way to tie your paint colors together, consider using a theme as your guide. This could be as simple as choosing one color from each room and repeating it throughout the house (like white walls with blue trim), or it could be more complex–like creating an entire color palette inspired by nature or culture. A good place to start is by looking at art that inspires you, like this example of how different cultures have used color over time: