Choosing your home colours can be a difficult job and trying to make sure that they all work together can be a difficult task. We’ve gathered our top tips and advice to help you make each room in your home stunning while ensuring that all the colours you choose work together for a fantastic on-trend look.From learning how to decide on an overall colour scheme to helping you choose those accent accessories and highlights, we’re here to help at Lovell Homes.
When choosing a colour for your bedroom – you should think about the needs of the room. If your bedroom is somewhere you go to relax, choosing a soft, pastel colour scheme paired with some grounding earth tones will help create a neutral atmosphere that can help you to de-stress at the end of a long day.
If you’re more of an energetic type of person who wants a space that will help to boost you to full wakefulness in the mornings, then vibrant colours are a great choice. Pair high-energy colours such as reds or oranges against off-whites and greys to give them maximum impact without overloading the look of your room.
Choose a darker palette to create a cosy space that can help you to drift off. Use dark forest greens or a deep navy with purples, and pair with an off-white ceiling to keep the feeling of space.
Living room colours
Living rooms serve a dual purpose as both your relaxing room and entertaining space, so they need to be a room you can show off as well as be comfortable in. Choose your palette to fit in with your existing accessories and furniture to tie the colours of the room together.
If you are looking for a modern look, then a monochrome style can be a great option for an on-trend minimalist or luxury feel. Layering greys against whites with small areas of black can give a bold and incredibly fashionable look. You can also contrast this by using a splash of colour in your accessories. Greys are a great paint choice in general if you want to highlight coloured furniture and pairs particularly well with brighter colours.
Don’t ignore the power of beige, there’s a reason that is still constantly used by designers. Using layered beige with ivories and creams is actually very current, designers are layering textures such as faux fur rugs to create beautiful luxury looks. With such light tones you can use dark browns, greys, or even a black to balance your room and give it a feeling of depth.
Top room colour tips
- Choose a small range of neutral colours with a single brighter colour to add balance
- Don’t be afraid of dark colours, as long as you keep brighter elements – such as off-whites – they can look incredibly rich
- Use neutral tones to make your areas of bright colour really stand out
- Remember that it’s ok to break the rules and decorate with colours you love
Warm colours are a great choice for a kitchen and they pair perfectly with wood from cabinets or tables. You can easily create a Moroccan kitchen vibe by choosing a burnt orange and using small amounts of light yellow with warmer tones[GN(5] to highlight key areas. This look is all about the light so make sure you keep some off whites to maintain that bright atmosphere.
Don’t be afraid of dark colours in your kitchen if you have the space to pull it off. A midnight blue will give you a kitchen that really stands out, though you will need a bright space with good lighting to make this work. You can achieve a really on-trend look using blacks and dark greys contrasted with elements of gold and copper in your accessories.
If you want a more neutral colour scheme you can still add elements of colour with a backsplash which can be anything from traditional patchwork tiles to a bright red glass panelling. These colour highlights can work fantastically against the off whites of neutral looks.
Don’t be afraid to go against the traditional blues and whites of a bathroom. While you should always incorporate white to tie in with your fittings, you can pair this with a wide range of colours to create a fantastic look.
Grey is still really on-trend and can be used to great effect in bathrooms in a style that looks very sophisticated. Layered greys can create a fantastic high-class effect that can make your white ceramic or porcelain look pristine. You can even try adding a highlight colour to create a focal point and tie in any colour accessories.
If you want to go bold, try using dark jewel tones such as deep purples or blues to contrast against off whites and white tiles to give a really impressive effect that can really warm the feeling of a bathroom.
Your home colour scheme
Tying your home colour scheme together is actually very easy, all you need to do is choose a single colour to be your neutral tone throughout each room. As long as each room incorporates at least a small part of this colour along with their individual themes, then your home will have a natural feeling of continuity across all of the different palettes in your home.
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