It can be a bit daunting to choose a color palette for your room. It might seem intimidating and difficult to do (because it is). But you don’t have to be clueless about selecting color themes for your space. In fact, this CAN be easy. This guide will walk you through the entire process, step-by-step:

Pick Your Colors From Larger Patterns In Your Space

Take a close look at your stuff and look at the most noticeable items like wall paintings, rug, or sofa. You can observe these larger patterns and pick your colors from them. But what if you are starting from scratch and have zero furniture and home accessories? Then you will need to shop for your “centerpiece” item first. Once you have a centerpiece, you can use it to choose a color palette that includes at least 2 or 3 colors.

Assign Darker Colors To The Bottom Areas

Darker colors from your theme should be assigned to bottom areas such as the floor and any area below your waistline. As you go on with your design, the colors should become lighter as you move vertically. This mimics the outside world, where darker areas (such as soil) are found at the bottom, and lighter colors are seen as you visually move upward (sky, greenery, etc).

Start With The “Non-Negotiable” Areas

This means you should first assign colors to the more formal areas of your space. Specifically, this includes the dining room, hallway, and living room. Set the tone, pick a color from your theme and use various shades to accentuate key areas in your space.

Use Analogous Colors

Once you have set the color tone for key areas in your space, it’s time to pick analogous colors to complement them. These are colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. 

If your color palette already has colors that are analogous to each other, great. But if not, gently pick at least one analogous color to go along with your primary color. You can include touches of this secondary color on smaller items such as vases, picture frames or curtain linings.

You don’t have to be stressed when you choose a color palette. If you try the steps mentioned in this article, you will actually enjoy the activity!