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How to Choose a Colour Scheme

Colour and mood go hand and hand and that’s why it’s important to consider a colour scheme for each room in your home. Colour also helps to inject some personality into your private space and can be used as a method of unleashing your creativity.

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Choosing the correct colour is a simple method of transforming rooms into the spaces you want them to be; not only from a functional perspective but also the way they make you feel. For example, you will want a bedroom that is both comfortable and relaxing; your own little haven away from the stresses of every day life. When it comes to your living room you will want it to feel cosy and inviting. You may want to be your kitchen to be warm and inspirational. The bathroom could be used to inject energy into your daily routine; especially first thing in the morning!

Helpful Tips for Choosing Your Colour Scheme

We aren’t expert interior designers, but we know a thing or two about home décor and colours, so read on to find out our simple steps to help you to learn how to choose a colour scheme.

  • Start by brainstorming ideas – the world literally is your oyster and there are no limits apart from those of your imagination. Consider sourcing inspiration from websites such as Pinterest – there are thousands of ingenious ideas on home décor and colour schemes which will conjure up more than a fair share of inspiration.

  • Consider each room individually but also your house as a whole; what will the finished picture look like? Moving from one room to another, will your house feel like a jumble of ideas and bright colours, or will it flow nicely? Consider including some constants, such as the same colour skirting boards or the same type of wood.

  • As mentioned into the introduction, colour and mood go hand in hand so the next step in choosing a colour scheme is deciding on the mood of each room you want to decorate. This should then help you create a mood board.

  • From here, pick the base colour for each room. You can then start to build your palette of shades for each room from the same hue. Using darker shades and lighter tints will enhance the depth of your room but ensures that everything will ultimately go together.

  • Next to consider is whether you wish to incorporate an accent colour? If so, what items will you use to showcase them? Will you use curtains and blinds and other soft textiles as your primary method or will you rely on furniture and art? Here at CurtainsCurtainsCurtains, we understand the importance of colour – after all, our customers often choose curtains which will complement their chosen colour scheme. We give you the option to filter curtains by colour so you can consider this from the offset for soft furnishings.

  • Don’t forget that colours can look different in situ. Before you go full speed ahead, gather tester pots, sample cards and sample fabrics. Try the colours out in inconspicuous areas first and leave them there for a week or so, so that you can let the paint dry, see it in different lights and decide if you really like the colour.

So, there you have it. We hope that these tips will give you a good starting base from which to help you learn how to choose a colour scheme! 

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