Picking colors for your space can be harder than initially planned. Color is everything to your design space and it can really make the space or can really create a disaster of a look. As designers , there are a couple rules we like to follow.
Always remember the 60-30-10 color rule! If you haven’t heard of this before it’s where you are dividing your color scheme into percentages. The 60 percentage needs to be allocated to the main/dominant design color, 30 percent is a secondary color in a room and 10 percent is the accent color. So what does this really entail?
For example as DeAnna Radaji suggested to the “60-30-10 rule,” 60 percent of a bathroom or kitchen, typically the walls, should be one color of a color scheme. The color of the cabinetry and/or furniture accounts for the 30-percent figure. And accents and accessories such as plants, artwork and linens make up the remaining 10 percent.
Don’t always feel like you need to rely on color trends as HGTV states. Have fun with the color on the walls and select furniture that can withstand the test of time.
Don’t think pink is just for girls and blues are just for boys. Bring the colors that are commonly thought of as for a specific gender into some main living areas of your home.
Lighting, lighting, lighting! The natural sunlight and the aesthetic lighting that is in the room will affect how a color is interpreted. Always make sure you put a small sample on your walls so you are able to see how it looks at all hours of the day.
Don’t overload your palette! Too many colors together can create a design overload of colors. Always remember the 60-30-10 rule and follow color schemes that are monochromatic and complimentary.