How to Choose the Right Color Palette for Your Home’s Interior
After investigating all the different ways to work through paint color themes and how to look for color inspiration all around the web, this blog is ready to help you find out the most important aspect of interior painting, possibly the most challenging of all, how to choose the right palette for whole interior!
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Read below as we try to navigate the process of choosing the right color palette for the entire interior of your home.
Know the Visible Part of your House:
You need to peep throughout your house and know which portions of each room can be seen from other rooms. You can make a floor plan in order to keep a note of the entire design pattern of your house. Generally, all the adjoining rooms fall under this inspection part, but you can even see a quite a bit farther, for e.g. can you see from your kitchen down the hallway and into your bathroom? Remember, the entire color plan of your house interior will be based on these notes, so you always need to keep them handy.
Start with Selecting Color for the Center Location:
You need to select the color for the centrally located room first. No matter if it is your living room or your kitchen, the center location is always the best place to start choosing color palette. For those who think the job of choosing a color palette is a bit tricky try choosing a lighter or neutral color for the central rooms. This will help you choose other colors easily. And honestly speaking, you can never go wrong with soft color scheme at the center.
Keep the Combination of the Color Palette Relevant to the Theme:
One quick trick is to keep the palette within the shades of the same hue of adjacent rooms, as well as walls. Maybe you can choose the hue from the nearby color chip, but try to keep the next color on the same color chip, or you can at least mix the same color at the paint store. You can give it little lighter look by adding white. This was the colors stay related without being the same.
Use Separate Spaces for Upstairs and Downstairs:
If you can, make a clear separation between the floor colors. It is imperative that you make create a different look in the upstairs vs. downstairs. In addition, you need to take a notes on one floor at a time so that the whole task becomes easily manageable. Think of the floors are separate areas completely, your whole house does not need to revolve around just one color palette.