Colour is a powerful designer's tool. It can make a room look bigger, feel warmer, and make you happier. If you control the colour, you control the vibe of the room.
Step 1: Set the goals for the space.
There are 2 main questions you should ask yourself before choosing colours for your room:
🔸What's the room function?
🔸How do you want to feel there?
Choose the colours according to your goals. This will keep you from painting everything in your favourite shade of pink 😁
Step 2: Choose the base colours.
Let's establish the base for our palette and choose neutral colours. Neutral colours are greys and whites that work as a canvas. Their job is to help accent colours pop.
What's important to keep in mind when choosing neutral colours for your room:
🔸 Do you want a cool or a warm undertone for your design?
🔸 Will the underdone work well with your accent colours?
It's crucial that you select neutrals carefully. If you don't, you may end up with walls painted in some weird yellowish colour instead of the pretty white you wanted. It's hard to tell by looking at the colour that it has a pigment, but it's there. The best way to see it is to place the paint swatch on a white sheet of paper.
Step 3: Choose accent colours.
Accent colours are not necessarily bright and vibrant. They are used to create contrast with your neutrals.
🔸 Choose the accent colours.
You already know the function and the mood you want to create in your room. So choose the accent colours so they fit your goals. And don't forget about colour psychology.
🔸 Spread the accents across the room so that it's evenly balanced.
Have a look at one of our designs below. The blue accents are all around the room: the vase, the album, the painting, and the pillows.
Try to keep them in harmony and do not overuse them. This way, you will create a balanced and cohesive space you will love to be in.
We'd very much like to hear from you:
Do you prefer cool or warm colours in your home design?
What do you think about having black as the accent colour?
Do you like designs with light or dark neutrals?