5 Complimentary Color Scheme Tricks You Can Use To Make Your Home Look Great
Get the colors of your room wrong and it can throw everything else off no matter how pretty your sofa and cabinets might be. You should always aim for complimentary color schemes and we’re going to look at a few tricks that will help you get the look of your rooms just right.
Use special tools
If you see a couple of items sitting side by side it’s easy to work out whether or not they compliment each other, but when you’re at the store you have no way of knowing what will look good inside your home because there is nothing to compare the piece of furniture to. Luckily you can download lots of apps these days and they will help you out greatly. You just pick a few colors that are already in your room at home and these apps can list of a couple of colors that will go well with them.
The right balance
If you throw hundreds of different colors into any room it will look like you’ve let a child go crazy with 100 cans of spray paint. The color scheme certainly won’t be balanced which means nothing will compliment each other. You can get around this by following a particular rule lots of people use to create color harmony in each room. 60% of your room should be composed of your primary color, 30% should be the secondary color, and 10% should be any accent colors.
Go with anything
You can easily cheat by picking neutral colors that always seem to look good no matter what they’re matched with. A deep red or striking purple might cause a lot of hassle when you’re trying to find different pieces of furniture that will compliment them, but by choosing whites, grays, browns, and a few other basic colors you can get away with anything. Those colors might not make your room stand out, but they definitely won’t leave it looking horrible so they might be right for you.
The dark/light balance
It’s always a lot better if you can build up vertically starting from the floor and you should always start with the darkest colors lower down since they look heavier. That might mean laying a dark-colored hardwood floor then making your walls slightly lighter. The ceiling should always be the lightest part of the room, which is why you see so many ceilings painted white. It will give your room more of a natural atmosphere and if you stray away from it you might regret it.
High contrast can be effective
The colors you choose don’t always need to look the same and a high contract between two colors can look great even if it’s difficult to pull off. Home renovations give you the chance to try something different, so don’t be afraid to test something out because you can easily change it if it doesn’t work. A high contrast might be using red and gold, whereas using yellow and green will create a low contrast and although it might look great it will never stand out in the same way.
Feel free to ask any questions~ I’m happy to help. Would love to hear what your fav complimentary color combo is! ~Melanie Langford, All About Interiors.
Author Bio: Today’s featured writer, Leslie Kramer is a freelancer by profession. She is currently plying her trade at Atomik interiors and sprays systems, providers of cost effective renovation solutions. She is a complete foodie and loves to cook her favorite dishes in her spare time.