The right colour palette

The right colour palette

Choosing the right colour palette for your home can be a daunting task, especially when you have specific preferences. However, it's not impossible to achieve the perfect look and feel for your space. In this blog, we'll explore some effective strategies for selecting a colour scheme that works for you. We'll also share some popular colour palettes and their corresponding effects on a room's atmosphere.

Knowing your rooms

When selecting a colour palette for a room, it is important to consider the space itself. North-facing rooms that tend to feel cool can benefit from warmer tones such as pinks, golds, and yellows to create a more welcoming atmosphere. South-facing rooms can accommodate most colours, from cool blues and greens to darker purples. The size of the room is also a factor, with smaller spaces best suited for light and bright colours while larger living areas can handle darker and richer hues. It is possible to add accents with a preferred colour palette, such as a feature wall or coordinating rugs and cushions.

Natural tones

Using natural colours in your interior design can help bring the outdoors inside. The woodland colour scheme, which includes oak browns, verdant green, and rusty autumn tones, works well in any season. You can choose strong or subtle versions of these colours to suit your taste, and balance them with light grey or cream-coloured walls to maintain a sense of space. This earth-inspired palette can create a seamless transition to the outside world, whether you have a living room with plenty of light or an area with garden views. By considering the size and feel of your room, you can explore limitless options for colour palettes.

Chilled blues

Blue is a great colour to create a peaceful feeling. Midnight and navy blues work well in a well-turned-out room where you want to relax, while cerulean blues are less informal but equally calming. Whether deep or light, blue walls and coverings are well complemented by warm wood tones, making them an excellent combination with timber flooring and wooden doors and furniture. Blue can work in any room, from bedrooms to recreation rooms where you like to unwind.

Versatile purple

Purple is a versatile colour that can create an enchanting or regal appearance when a rich or dark tone is used. Lighter hues like lavenders and lilacs can create a relaxed but elegant atmosphere. To ensure the right chord is struck with your colour palette, contrast is key. Gold accents in the form of fixtures, fittings, guilt edging and table lamps can amplify the royal look that purple is renowned for. This colour can be used in a variety of settings, from magical nurseries to grand dining and reception rooms.

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