Colour Schemes in Your Home
Choosing the perfect colour for each section of your house is a tricky task. The feel and atmosphere of a room is mainly dependant on the colours chosen.
The first thing to think about is the three main colour schemes, these are:
Tonal - This is when you pick one main colour but vary the different tones throughout the room making it seem softer than just one plain colour.
Harmonious - This is picking colours that are situated near each other on the colour wheel; for example a yellow and a yellow orange.
Complementary - This is when colours are picked from opposing sides of the wheel, therefore greatly contrasting each other. This may sound slightly daring however when chosen correctly can create considerable impact on your interior design.
Different colours inspire different moods this fact is something to remember when choosing colour schemes. For example warm tones such as red, oranges, and yellows are good to use in reception rooms as it creates a sense of welcoming and comfort. However blues and greens are favourable for a bathroom as using the colours of nature brings to pass a feeling of relaxation and calm which is necessary in this room.
In the bedrooms it isn’t as simple as this depends on the general ambience you wish the room to have. If creating a tranquil haven it is best to use neutrals as a base, these include black, grey and white, with accessories in earth colours to bring the room to life. For the best calming effect use few colours and minimal pattern. However decorating a glamorous boudoir bedroom is very different. For a bachelorette a deep seductive purple as a feature colour is extremely sophisticated and suggests royalty, which is just the feeling necessary. Though this is not always as favoured by men so be sure if in a relationship to check with your partner first. If the room needs to appeal to both sexes but is still wanted as a glamorous boudoir, use deep browns as a base and accessorize appropriately.
Once the feel for each room has been thought of make sure this is able to tie in throughout the house. Although it may be nice to have opposing colours in each room, this may not be suitable when it all comes together. A nice thing to do which incorporates everything yet still works is to use harmonious colours in adjacent rooms. For example blues and purples leading into greens and yellows. It is your house, so make sure to still add a splash of individuality into each room as this is a reflection of your personality.