Choose The Best Color Scheme For Your Home

By: Niall Roche

Choosing a color scheme to use in one room or across your house is probably one of the most important decisions you will make when it comes to decorating. Based on this choosing the right color scheme can and should certainly be given almost top priority. The last thing you want to do is steam ahead with the first color scheme that comes to mind and then have to backtrack and work twice as hard to cover up the mistake you made in haste right?

Perhaps looking at more traditional or at least more established color schemes would be a good place to start?

The ever popular European scheme focuses on very rich, and sometimes old-fashioned, colors. These are mainly dark reds and dark gold, as well as blues and purples. They should not be totally matte, or too metallic, but just enough to reflect the light a little bit. To go specifically for a French feel, light gold, light maroon and blue create a truly French theme.

If you fancy going further than the Mediterranean, a tropical theme focuses on greens, light blues, and browns, as well as highlighting colors, and shades that bring the room to life, such as red and yellow. White also works well, as it fits in with the feel of clean air on tropical islands.

Or maybe keep the ocean feel, but bring it back home to a local seaside theme. Light brown, sea blue and medium green, as well as a sandy orange can all be used to give this image. Light grey also goes well if you're aiming to create a rocky feel, or perhaps the tone of a typical rainy day at the seaside!

Perhaps you don't fancy any of these and would prefer to go east with an Asian style room. This theme thrives on blacks and whites, highlighted using red and blue, which gives the room depth, and a small amount of gold can also be used to create a luxurious feel.

After the color scheme is sorted, you should be all set to complete the room with furniture and accessories, resulting in a room that you just simply love!

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