If you’re moving to a new home or apartment, picking out the right colors for your new rooms can be intimidating and overwhelming. You’re likely going to live in your new home for years. The colors tell others who you are – it’s a big personal statement. Today we want to help ease your mind by giving you some tips on how to color coordinate your room without losing it in the process!
Pick a Base Color
In our opinion, it’s best to start with a base color. To do this, you want think about what elements in your room will be the focal point and stand out. It could be an art piece, a couch, maybe a desk. Once you find the focus of your room, this will be the base color.
Everything in the room doesn’t need to match this color; it’s simply a place to start. Another good thing to remember is that you don’t want everything in your room to be exactly the same color. Having a brown couch with brown shades and brown carpet might not work out as well as you’d think.
Coordinate the Colors
Like we mentioned before, having different colors in a room is a must. You want to pick numerous colors that contrast and correspond well with each other. For example, purple goes well with green and blue, red goes perfectly with orange, brown and yellow. You’re going to want to balance out bold colors with lighter hues.
Again, too much of one color doesn’t work out as well as you’d think. Having different colored shades and other pieces throughout your home can make your home appear more complex and sophisticated for your guests.
Contrast Your Colors
Adding contrasting colors in your home is also a necessity during your planning phase. At first, it might not sound very intuitive, but choosing colors that are directly apart on the color wheel can make your space feel electric and energetic.
Scrutinize the contrasting colors that you will be adding, often times they can appear tacky depending on your color scheme. For example, contrasting window shades and pillows might be fine, but you don’t want a green wall that contrasts a red well. If you’re going to go bold plan on having a fallback option that’s neutral.
Every home is unique, if you’d like to get some free samples of our window shade colors; we encourage you to do so. You can use our swatches to mix and match with other objects in your home. Once you’re ready to order, contact our friendly sales representatives and they can give you additional advice should you need it.