Bring your home to life with color

Phantom Screens / July 22, 2016

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You don’t have to be boring and beige! Why not add a splash of color to your palette of neutrals and put some visual spark into your home? Bringing color into your home can reinvigorate your interior design, insert some pop to your color scheme and even help you feel more positive. Here are some design ideas for incorporating color into your home.

Adding color doesn’t always mean bright

Using color doesn’t mean you have to go all out with bright and clashing hues. If you incorporate colors into your home with subtlety and care, you’ll find that your home will feel refreshed and your interior design scheme reinvigorated. If you’re concerned that using color will be overpowering, there’s no need to worry. There is lots of help for you online, with paint manufacturers offering ready-made color schemes and expert advice. You even have the ability to upload a picture of the room you want to paint and try out different colors and paint schemes.

The color wheel is your friend

There are countless websites, books and magazines devoted to the color wheel – from the very simple to the incredibly complex. But there’s no need to feel overwhelmed by the intricacies of color theory. If you do a little bit of reading and have some color schemes in mind, you’ll find that the wheel will really help you to plan.

So whether you’re looking for a scheme that incorporates a particular color or one that blends several, the color wheel is your friend. Take some time to understand the different types of schemes, analogous, complimentary, primary, tertiary and more, and you’ll be able to find exactly what suits your taste and your home!

Start small, go big!

If you’re unsure about adding a splash of color to your home then you don’t need to go all out! Start small and work up from there. For example, you might begin with the smallest room in the house. You can try colors in your bathroom or powder room to see if you like it. If you don’t, it’s not too much work to redo it. If it’s exactly what you’re hoping for you can then take what you’ve learned and apply it to a larger room.
You could also create a feature wall, behind the headboard in your bedroom for example, to add color. It can make a great focal feature and bring color into your life without overpowering the room.

Don’t forget the exterior

And remember, color isn’t just for inside. Why not take a look at the outside of your home? Does it feel bland and boring? Add some accent colors to make your home pop with curb appeal. Even just painting your front door will refresh the look of your home.

Above all, color can bring joy and fun into your home decor scheme. Don’t feel that you have to stick to the rules, just choose the colors that suit you and enjoy yourself! Have fun!