Nothing brings an interior space together better than a color scheme that makes a statement. However, selecting a color scheme isn’t always easy, and pairing gaudy, showy colors can throw your color scheme into chaos rather than unify a room.
Choosing a Color Scheme for Your Interior Spaces
The most important thing to remember when choosing a color scheme for a room or furniture grouping is that it reflect your personal style. All color choices are subjective. When it comes to decorating a space, remember that you’re going to use the space more than anyone else, so you need to do what feels right to you.
Before you start planning a color scheme, consider your furniture, fabrics, wallpaper and flooring. Any new elements or colors must be incorporated into the framework of these existing elements.
The next step is to start examining concepts such as value, texture and pattern. Balance values by creating a color scheme that incorporates a dark color, a light color and a bright color to add some liveliness. Weigh the intensity of color hues and the effect they have on you as you look at them.
Your natural intuition regarding colors won’t lead you astray. Trust your natural instincts to help you compose a unified color scheme that isn’t garish or harsh on the eyes. Following the latest fad may seem fun, but it can quickly become tiresome. Colors that are special to you will always be in style.
Choosing Color Schemes for Open Floor Plans
Picking a color scheme for an open floor plan can be tricky, as unifying color within a space that has several different functions can be difficult. Unite the overall space with one color for the walls, and a complementary shade for the trim. Colorful but harmonious accessories, such as rugs, painted occasional pieces and plants can then be used to differentiate areas that serve different functions, such as TV viewing, dining, and perhaps a nook for reading or using a tablet. Use one accent color in small doses in each of these areas to maintain the overall cohesiveness; for example, blue pillows in the TV area, a blue lamp in the reading space, and a blue arrangement on the dining table.
Select the Perfect Color Scheme with Smith Village
We make it easy to create the perfect color scheme at Smith Village. Visit our showroom, where you can apply a wide selection of available fabrics and colors to upholstery frames from England, Klaussner, and Best Home Furnishings. If you prefer a more hands-on approach, our sales consultants can help you pull together a color scheme using fabric samples in our store. Many of our brands have customizable cover options from which to choose, to create one-of-a-kind pieces.
Contact Smith Village today and one of our sales associates will help you select a color scheme that is beautifully pulled together, and uniquely you.