Choosing the right combination of colors is essential if you want to create a space that reflects your personality, feels inviting, and simply works. But, it can be hard to know which colors to choose, especially if you are hoping for a bright and cheerful, room.
Consider What You Have
If you are starting from scratch this isn’t an issue. However, most people will have specific items of furniture that need to be incorporated into the room. It may be a classic couch or a collection of delightful peach rugs, just like from Miss Amara.
If you want to keep these items in the room then your color palette is going to need to balance with them. It’s important to be aware of this before you start.
Your Preferred Colors
This is really easy to do. Simply walk into your local hardware store and look at the color charts, pick a few up if you can. Your eye will automatically be drawn to specific colors. That’s your preferred colors and a great starting point for your space.
If it is a color you already like there is a much greater chance that you’ll like it in the room.
Don’t forget, this helps you to choose one of the colors for your room. You’ll need at least one other. It’s worth noting that colors next to each other on a color chart are usually complimentary, as are those opposite your preferred colors. Other colors will need more consideration to ensure they go with your space and primary color.
Size Of The Space
Larger rooms are generally better at handling bright colors without them overpowering you. That means if you want a really bold color it’s fine, providing your room is large enough to handle it and you have it on one of your walls.
Small spaces are better suited to pastel colors, helping them to feel colorful without damaging the size of the room or feeling of spaciousness.
When considering the size of a room and how well it can handle bold colors, don’t forget that the amount of light entering makes a difference.
Purpose Of The Room
Bold colors are effective at brightening spaces and even making spaces feel larger. But, there is a place for them and it isn’t usually your bedroom. The room you are decorating makes a difference to the colors you choose.
Bedrooms usually require a more relaxed, calming color. That are paler ones. In contrast, kitchens and even living spaces can handle a splash of bright colors and still look and feel great.
If you are not sure about color then try it on one wall, it’s easy to paint over it. Or, you can use accessories to add brightness to the room, such as your rugs, throws, and curtains. These are a great way to add splashes of bold colors and retain the ability to change the color scheme at the drop of a hat.
In short, accessories make sense to brighten and complement any color palette.