Decorating Tips for Using Color

When decorating a room or space, it can be overwhelming to try and decide what colors to use. Find out some useful tips on making selections and putting colors together.

Use the 60-30-10 rule. Decorators and designers use this tool all the time. Basically this means one color is the featured color and should make up about sixty percent of the color within the space. Thirty percent of color should be the supporting color. Ten percent is an accent color, which provides a small pop of a color.

The featured and secondary colors should be complimentary or analogous colors. Complimentary colors are located across from one another on the color wheel. Purple and yellow are complimentary colors.. Analogous colors are near one another on the color wheel. For example red and purple are analogous colors.

Another tool is using a gradient color, which harmonizes the color in the space. The trick to pulling this look off is to start dark. From the floor use a more saturated (or dark/bright) version of color choice. Then as height increase lighten the saturation (add more white) of the same color choice. This look works best when starting with a dramatic and saturated color like deep purple or bright turquoise.

Adding black to any space will enhance the style. Use black to outline and highlight furnishings. Black empowers any space. Black is so versatile that it can be used with any type of color scheme. Let black be your go to color when you are unsure what color is needed to complete your look. This color supports all surrounding colors and it truly is a great part of your color palette!

No matter what you palette includes, we can help you select the best floor for your home.  Contact us and we will be happy to assist your home needs!

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