It can be difficult to find the right color scheme for your home. We understand and are here to help!
WHERE TO BEGIN: I have said many times we find inspiration for our color schemes in art work and fabrics (pillows). The best artist and designers have created these for us, so why not use them.
PICK YOUR COLOR: Pick no more than 3 colors from the inspiration piece, with at least one being a neutral.
HEAD TO THE PAINT STORE: Nope not to buy paint, but to select your paint color sample cards. Find the ones that have at least 3 colors on the card, look for a color closest to your inspiration colors. Grab a few variations of each color because the colors will change in the lighting of your own home. Go home and put them against the inspiration piece. Then pick the best one of each of the colors you have selected.
PAINTING THE WALLS: Use the neutral you have chosen. We find that most people are comfortable with the lightest or middle tones.
SELECT FURNITURE: the best selections for furniture also remain within your neutral color sample card. It will create a more interesting look if you use the extreme top or bottom from your wall paint selection.
SELECT FLOORING: if you are carpeting your home, it is best to pick a mid-tone from your neutral color sample card. If you are installing hard wood floors stay within the neutral tones you are using but create a contrast by going darker or lighter than the furniture or walls.
ACCESSORIZING: Now for the fun part. You get to use all the colors from your paint color sample cards for the area rugs, lamps, pillows and art (paintings and accessories). Don’t be afraid to choose items that encompasses any level of color within each color sample card. Doing this will make your design selections look more interesting than using the exact same color in your accent items.
METAL AND WOOD: using a wood or metal within your design for accent tables, floors and some of your accent art pieces will help create a more soothing design. It is safest to use the same neutral color sample card tones in these, but punch it up with a higher contrast i.e. darker or lighter than you other neutrals.