Monochrome or Colorful? Tips on Picking the Best Color Palette for Your Home
Home Color Palettes
Home Color Palettes
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Colors are not just a personal preference – they are an actual reflection of your mood and personality. Color psychology is the study of all effects a single color could have on your mood so take good note of all the implications of your favorite color on your surroundings before you apply it.
Picking the perfect color palate for your home is extremely important. It will define the ambiance of your home and showcase your taste too. According to professionals, a color makes for about more than half of our response to any space or product.
So the question now is; how to pick the best color scheme for your homes?
It’s a hard question, even for professionals who have years of experience. You cannot just pick a random color and call it ‘The One.’ So today we will be sharing tips on how to pick the best color palate for your home.
Mood Making – Monochrome or Colorful?
While selecting the color palate for your home, try to explore what effect your general selection of colors has on your mood. For example; if a specific shade of blue makes you feel relaxed then go for it. Similarly, if a monochrome combination has a serene impact on your mood then you could choose that too. Many colors have dissonant effect on a person’s psyche. Violet, for example, could be soothing at a certain angle, but irritating at another. Always try to double check the impact of each color before making any final decisions.
Bottom’s Up – From Floor to Ceiling
When you have selected a color that appeals to you, you can design your home with different shades of it. The most impactful way to make your color palate pop is by designing your room with darker hues at the bottom and lighter hues on top. This way, the floor would have a darker selection of the color and the walls and ceilings would be alternating in lighter shades.
This technique works best with monochrome color palates. The darker floor space would ground your interior while the lighter walls and ceiling would make it seem spacious without seeming too stark.
Referring The Color Wheel
Constantly referring to the Color Wheel is important while selecting the ideal color palate for your home. However, many people do not understand how it works. Let us give you a small crash course.
The color wheel is divided into primary, secondary and tertiary colors with all their respective hues. While one half of it is dedicated to bright colors – red, yellow, orange – the other half has more subdued colors – blue, green, purple. Both parts of the color wheel are made to contrast each other. So if you choose a color from one half – red, for example – you will have to complement it with a color from the other half – for example, blue.
This allows you to select a complementary color scheme without much hassle and too much headaches.