Wishing for a magical fairy to come whip up your dream home at the flick of a wrist? As tempting as this sounds, it takes out all of the pre-planning enjoyment that comes from decorating and designing your home. But luckily for all of us, there is a simple way to start your home decor project on the right track (without natural talent or fairy wands).
Learn all the how-to’s when choosing your dream home decor color palette in this brief guide. Here’s everything you need to know to get started!
1. Go to the Store without Your Wallet
There are hundreds of ways to find different color palettes, but one of the best ways to choose a color palette for home decor is by going in person and browsing the color options. Just make sure to do this without your wallet because you’ll want to avoid impulse buying at all costs (pun intended).
1a. Head to your local paint or home improvement store and skip to the paint section.
Grab at least 6-10 favorite color palettes to take home with you. Seeing the colors in person (rather than online) is a great way to envision the color scheme for your home decor. Walk around the store to pair your favorite color palettes with your ideal home decor items (cushions, light fixtures, chairs, etc.) This way, your color palette home decor plan can really start to take shape.
1b. Speak to the staff to ask for advice.
They have probably come across all sorts of color mixes and matches and will know how to guide you.
2. Use Color Wheels & Generators
If you love all colors, choosing a color palette for your home decor and interior design can be quite tricky. Lucky, designer tips reveal that the use of a color generator can actually help inspire you to have the perfect color match.
Additionally, analogous color palettes from a color wheel can help you pair colors to match your desired mood for your home decor. Blue and green, which are next to each other on the wheel, are popular color palettes for creating a cool and calm tone.
3. Use the 60-30-10 Color Ratio
Have you narrowed down your color palette selection? Great! Now you can either apply your color palette in any way you like to your home decor, or, you can try out the 60-30-10 ratio. The 60-30-10 rule is a sneaky designer’s tip that allows you to virtually get the color palette right every time.
Use 60 percent of your favorite (dominant) color to accentuate major spaces, like walls. Next, choose a secondary color to decorate 30% of your space, such as the upholstery. Finally, dedicate the remaining 10% to an accent color (for accessories) to give your color palette a pop of both balance and contrast.
How to Choose the Perfect Home Decor Color Palette
Choosing your ideal home decor color palette has never been easier! Remember to select colors that will reflect your style so you’ll always feel comfortable and confident in your home.