Finding a color palette

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Deciding on a color scheme for your home is going to be one of the largest decisions in decorating your home. A color scheme is the base for all the decorations and furniture decisions in your home. Try and take advantage of these tips when you are deciding on what colors to use next so your home is stunning and pleasing to the eye.


Use the largest pattern

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Base your color scheme off the color from the largest pattern in your room. You can use this inspiration for the scheme from a large rug, artwork, or upholstery. Use one of your favorite colors in this pattern and then add this around the room for the scheme. Add a neutral wall and a crisp white baseboard color to enhance the scheme for color. 


Embrace the color wheel

A color scheme is going to look best when you are embracing the color wheel. A room will have a better feel when you pick a color and use the shades and colors close to it. This is going to have your room visually appealing. A good representation of this is using orange and red in your home, they compliment one another and are next to each other on the color wheel. 


60-30-10 Rule

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Take full use of the 60-30-10 rule. This is when you decorate a space and you are separating components.

  • 60% of the room should be a dominant color such as the walls 
  • 30% of the room is the secondary color which is normally upholstery
  • 10% of the room is the accent color which is all the accessories

Your style

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Showcase your personal style. For a color scheme you still want to have your style included. Stay in the colors you have decided on and add different aspects that represent you. Try to use brown as a base color and add a pop of color of your choice. Adding rustic details are also going to allow the room to have additional shades and colors to help the scheme.


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