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13 November 2020

How to choose a colour scheme for your home

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There are about 10 million colours in the world (well, the ones the human eye can see anyway).

So, with so many hues to choose from, how can you possibly narrow down a colour scheme for your home? If the selection is overwhelming, don’t worry – it helps to choose a colour scheme when you know different colours can impact the aesthetic and mood of your home. With years of styling experience, we’ve learnt to master the art of colour schemes, so let’s get into it!

Light

Light neutral tones are the perfect blank canvas for any space – you really can’t go wrong. A white on white finish will instantly brighten up any room, making these tones particularly useful in spaces that feel dark and cold with not much exposure to natural light. A light look is airy and calm so match it with textures that will complement this like soft linens, cottons, and wools. 

Cool

You might instantly be drawn to electric blue when you think of cool tones, but this is far from trendy right now. To incorporate cool tones into your interior you need to use it with a light touch. Think faded pastel blues in art or even cabinetry. Even adding lots of glass finishes and greenery can enhance the cool vibe without looking “under the sea”. Soft blues pair perfectly with a brushed gold finish for a little contrast. 

Warm

Vibrant sunset oranges and yellows are definitely something to steer clear of when trying to incorporate warm tones to your home – we predict you’ll be sick of this glary colour scheme within a few months. A better way is to add an abundance of warm materials like timbers, rattan, wicker, terracotta, and jute (just to name a few). This will give your space that cosy warm feeling without making it polarising. Or, add pops of muted warm colours, such as a burgundy or mustard velvet cushion.

Moody  

It’s true, not many spaces can pull off a moody vibe without feeling like you’re locked in some type of spooky basement. But, when done right, a moody colour scheme emanates luxury and sophistication. The trick is all about balance and contrast – too much black and it becomes overwhelmingly bold, too much white and you’ve lost that dark luxurious look you wanted to achieve. If you have a home with lots of natural light, feel free to experiment with a moody colour scheme.

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