9 Tips To Select Colour Scheme For Your Home

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Colour is an element which can completely change the atmosphere & ambience of your home. By using proper colour, occupants can feel more relaxed, energetic, excited & peaceful. Use the colour which enhances your home and makes the user more peaceful. The right colour scheme will reduce the senses of stress & negativity in your home.

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Here are Some Tips to Select Colour Scheme for Your Home:

01. Know the Colour & Colour Spectrum:

First find a colour wheel. A colour wheel is divided into three main part, primary colours, Secondary colours & Tertiary Colours. There is a warm colour spectrum on one side & the cool colour spectrum on the other side. Look at the colour wheel carefully. Which side attracts your emotions & attention most? The colours that please you are a good indicator of your home colour scheme. It hints that these colours will please you around the home all the time.

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02. The Meaning of the Colours:

First of all, know the meanings of the colours before you select it for your home. The cool colours equate to a sense of calm, balance, peace & being soothed. The warm Colours equate to a sense of vibrancy, energy, creativity & action.

Below is some example which helps you to understand the meaning of the colours:

Blue represents calm, Purple is for balance & sympathy, Yellow is representing joy & friendship. Magenta is of love & courage, Grey is for desire & white represents the purity & innocence.

03. How To Start?

Start with the formal areas of the house. Specifically, the living room, dining room, and entry way. Choose a colour scheme for that area according to meaning & select one colour from the scheme. For example, choose the red sofa and tone it down to give an accent in more private spaces such as office or bedroom.

04. The Balancing Rule of 60 – 30 – 10:

When decorating a space, divide the colours into components of 60% of dominant colour (Walls), 30 % of a secondary colour (upholstery) and 10% of an accent colour (accessories). This ratio is advised by the famous designer Mark McCauley. This ratio ensures that the colours are properly balanced.

05. Involvement of All Members:

The selection of colour harmony in the home should not be the according to the one person. Let all the members of family choose the colours that soothe, energize or please them. Match the ideas of members and see that where compromise need to be reached. After all there are plenty of rooms in the house, so if there are mismatches, compromise can be reached depending on the member who spends the maximum time in that space.

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Colours are subject of personal choice also. If someone likes the particular colour than that person might want the same colour in their room.

06. How you Bring the Colours in the Home:

Decide on the ways that you will bring the new colours into your home. Will you paint or use the soft furnishing? If you are serious to bring the new era in your home, then you should do both, paint and make changes to curtains, bedspreads, pillows, rugs, etc.

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07. The Focus of Each Colour Spectrum:

Decide which rooms are best suited to studying areas and high traffic areas such as a kitchen, where a lot of love and laughter is shared. The cool colours should be used in the entrance which will give the sense of peace & calm during leaving or returning to home. Cool colours are also perfect for bedrooms and any areas where you want to encourage calm & balance.

Dining areas can be a mixture, cool for ensuring slower eating and warm for enlivening the conversation. A mix can be achieved by painting in one colour and then using curtains, tablecloths of similar tone, shades, tints, etc.

Warms colours are good for bathrooms, this gives an impression of warmth from shower to dressing and it also brightens the room for activities like shaving and putting on makeup.

08. Make Colour Scheme Plan:

It is very important to make a plan or blueprint of your good ideas whether you are only doing one area or particular room or the entire house. This will give you an overview of a result and will guide you through the whole process of bringing colours into your home.

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09. Consider Absence of Colour as Another Liberating Alternative:

White, cream and beige can afford a sense of serenity and space. These basic colour scheme can be dressed up if needed or left as it. It will suite a room that receives a lot of natural light and a nice view into a garden or similar relaxing space.

After considering all this guidelines, one should always think the colour scheme in totality. You should have the overall vision regarding your colour scheme at the beginning.

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