Are you looking to redecorate the house, but unsure of where to start? It never hurts to start with considering the colour decoration you’ll choose. Doing so will help you achieve the right vibe for each room.
What does colour have to do with it? There’s something called the psychology of colour, which plays a factor in what subliminal message you’re sending to anyone that steps foot in your home.
Decorating with colour is fun, but it should be carefully considered. Be sure to read up on the different tips to using colour therapy as the “X-Factor” behind your new home decorations.
1. Determine the appropriate mood
First things first, to determine which colours you should use in your home, it’s important to consider the mood that you’re wanting to set.
Each room in the house has a different mood that you’re hoping to achieve. For example, you might want to exude a fun and energetic vibe in the living room, but a comfy and relaxing vibe in the guest bedroom.
There are several tricks to making your rooms brighter, and the paint colour(s) you use play a big part in it.
After you’ve determined the different moods you’re hoping to accomplish, be sure to read different magazines, blogs, and books to help you find the right colour. Doing so will help you find a colour that’s trending, yet exudes the vibe that you’re looking for.
2. Choose features in the correct order
Now that you’ve decided what mood you’re wanting to nail with each room, it’s time to figure out which colours of materials that you desire.
There are many different things to consider such as wall paint, floor material, accessory pieces, and the furniture you’ll fill the room with.
The range of colours that you can find in paint is virtually limitless. However, for things like floor tiling and furniture, you’ll find that there are far fewer options.
For that reason, you need to select the paint colour last. That way, you can find the right colour of furniture and flooring, then it will be much easier to find a paint colour that matches it.
Finding a wall paint colour that you love is great, but if you can’t find furniture to complement it, is the wall colour doing you any favours?
3. Learn your colours
As previously mentioned, there is a subliminal message that every colour sends via colour psychology. It’s important for you to learn what the different messages are and which colours best exude the vibe that you’re looking for.
Yellow exudes warmth and positivity. Grey exudes balance and neutrality. Green boasts a peaceful and healthy presence. Purple gives off a creative and intelligent vibe.
Orange shows a friendly and happy tone. Red is exciting and courageous, with a hint of youth mixed in. Lastly, blue gives off a trustworthy and comforting feel to any room that it’s in.
The more that you know about your colours, the more that you can mix them into each room in your home. Having this information will help you pick small details such as the colour of your cabinets and accessories in your kitchen.
4. Consider the combinations
Colour psychology is certainly important, but it isn’t the only thing that you should consider when decorating.
Unless you’re happy with using only one colour in every room of your house, you’ll want to use several colours to achieve the right message. But just because the meaning of the colours combines, doesn’t mean the colours themselves will.
For example, you might like the idea of creating a living room that’s both exciting and peaceful. However, if you go off the colour psychology alone, you’ll end up with a red and green living room that reminds people of Christmas year-round.
Instead, be sure to factor in the colour combinations that you’d like to see, then look up the meaning of those respective colours. If they aline with your ideal mood for the room, then great! If not, then it’s back to the drawing board.
Focus on the colours of the materials first, then add accent pieces, such as these amazing Koubou storage baskets, to add to the colour combos you have.
5. Remember to strike cohesiveness
This might be the trickiest part of decorating with colour in your home. You have a different mood for each room in the house and the perfect colour to help set that mood. But you still have to find a way to tie all the rooms together.
While it’s certainly important not to keep a monotonous colour scheme in each room, you need to have each room in your home be cohesive with one another.
One of the best ways to find cohesiveness is by choosing a colour combination that you love and then switching up the way you use those colours in each room.
For example, say your ideal colour combo is green and grey. If so, then you can choose green walls with grey furniture pieces in your living room, then grey walls with green furniture in your bedroom.
It will connect the dots between the two most used rooms in your home, but separate them enough to boast their own unique layouts!
Use the power of decorating with colour to your advantage!
Now that you’ve seen how much a role that decorating with colour plays in your home’s decor, be sure to think of other ways to balance it out.
Read this article for several different indoor garden ideas that can complement the white, grey, or green colour scheme in your home.
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