How To Create a Cohesive Color Scheme for Your Home

You make a statement about your personality and design sense when you choose colors for your home. Unless you’re just moving into your home, you’re likely choosing colors room by room as you have time to update them. How do you choose your colors? While there are as many colors to choose from as there are people, there are actually some tips and tricks you should use to create a cohesive color scheme throughout your home that will make it feel most comfortable and welcoming.

1. Evaluate Your Space

If professional painters were to come into your home, the first thing they would do would be to look at the layout of your space. Look from the kitchen into the living room, then into the hallway, and into a bathroom or bedroom. You can likely see at least one other room from where you stand. While it’s possible to have a unique color scheme in each room, choosing a color that can create a flow through your home makes your space appear more planned and organized.

2. Choose a Base Color

The big question is: what color do you want for your base? This will depend primarily on personal preference. If you like bold, bright colors, then you won’t mind having the painters incorporate cerulean blue into each room, while someone who prefers more natural or muted tones will likely choose something in the gray family as their base color.

3. Pull in Pops of Color

Now you can begin to accessorize. Choose two to three other colors that complement your base color. Consider how your flooring, baseboards, doors, and ceilings contribute to the color scheme of your home. Select rugs and furniture that align with your design vision, and use accents like wall art, pillows, and throws to incorporate a bright pop of color.

Creating a cohesive color scheme for your home doesn’t have to be difficult, but painters from The ABL Group can come to your home and guide you through the color selection process.