It can be hard to pick the perfect color for your room because there are so many gorgeous hues out there.
There are many different beautiful color combinations out there, but this can make picking the proper color scheme for your home extremely difficult. Whether you want to repaint your house from the top to the bottom, or you just want to add a bit of color to an individual room, follow these tips for helping you select the perfect colors to harmonize your room:
Take Preexisting Colors
If you have a beautiful rug in the room, get your color inspiration from that! Don’t try to recreate the entire carpet, but instead choose one or two shades that make the rug pop in your eyes and paint the walls with those hues. This can help accent the room, yet at the same time, make it look very manicured and put-together. Play with the textures in the carpet and see what looks best for the shape of that particular room. For instance, if you have a small, cave-like area, bright colors will open the space, give it a natural light, and make it look larger. If this is the look you’re going for, select the brighter and happier colors from the rug. Dark colors, especially using different shades of one particular color, adds depth, dimension, and richness to a room. Keep these two points in mind as you decide which color will look best for your room.
If you have a particularly beautiful curtain or shade on the windows in your room, you may want to base the new paint job color off of that. Avoid selecting the identical color and shade for your walls—the curtains will fade into the background and no one will notice them anymore. Instead, choose a complementing color, or a lighter shade of the same color, to paint the walls.
If you have a stunning piece of artwork already hanging up in the room, or you have your eyes set on a painting that you’re waiting to purchase, base your color scheme off of that. Be careful not to overdo the room’s new color. You want the artwork to stand out and catch the eye of all the passerby’s, rather than be ignored because it looks just like the rest of the room. Let the art speak for itself, and use the walls to cheer it on in the background. Using similar colors in lighter shades is a great way to make sure your artwork retains its personality without getting overshadowed by the new paint.
Basing the color off of your current sofa fabrication is another way to help you decide what colors will look best in your room. Like the artwork, you want to let the furniture take center stage. Then, choose your palette based on the colors that work well with that couch, chair, or table. If you have a particularly bold piece of furniture, keep the wall colors simple and quiet. You can always add a bright pop of color on the window trimming if you want.
When all else fails, you can always just pick your favorite color! It’s your room after all, and you’re the one who has to live it and love it. Pick one color that you really like, and highlight it with a white or black (depending if it’s a dark or light color). This is a surefire way that you will love the end result.
*Be careful to use sofa fabric protection and fabric protection for your furniture when you paint, so your furniture stays neat and clean! Now all that’s left to do is enjoy your beautiful new look!