One major factor of home design is color. After everything has been built and set in place, colors chosen for each room of the house will give it its personality. With literally endless selections, it’s easy to see why many find it hard to pick a color palette for their newly constructed homes.
It’s always best to have a design professional’s opinion on the subject, but here are a few tips to ease you into the process.
Start With Major Rooms
For the house’s interior, it’s ideal to start with the major rooms. This includes the living room, dining room, or the halls leading up to other entrances. Pick a base color then gradually move on to others that will complement it or can be used as accents. Naturally, the other rooms can follow the pattern. Alternatively, you can pick a color from the main room’s palette to be used in more private spaces like bedrooms or home offices.
Tie it in With Interior Elements
It’s not only the rooms of the house that has to carry a theme. It also has to continue with the furnishing that will be brought in later on. That said, keep in mind the colors of key furniture like the sofa, dining table and large appliances, and try to incorporate that with the color scheme. This keeps an appealing balance for your home.
Consider Curb Appeal
While you do have free reign on the paint colors you choose to slather the exterior of your house in, it is wise to stick with the ones that most people will find aesthetically pleasing. Stay away from bold colors that can be quite an eyesore. Try to match the common theme of the community where the house is located, without outright copying the neighbors’ choices, of course. Neutral or light pastel colors are your best choices in this case as color trends could change at a moment’s notice.
Stick to the Classics
When it doubt with color choices, it’s good to remember that you can never go wrong with classic picks. Prefer black, white or grey over gold, rusty copper or purples, especially if pairing it with cream or red brick tones.
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Choosing a Color Scheme for Your New Home, New Home Source
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