If you’re decorating in the near future and want to add a dash of colour into your home, then here are our top tips to get the best out of your colour scheme…
1. The Colour Wheel
The Colour wheel is a tool for showing the relationship between different colours. It’s perfect for helping you decide your designs colour scheme. The colour wheel lays out the colours in a natural gradient and forms a great visual as to which colours fit together.
Once you pick a main colour, the colour directly opposite will be the best option as a secondary / complementary colour. However, this rule is not set in stone and you can move one step either side of the secondary colour on the colour wheel for a slight variation, or even two steps across (this is known as triad colours as the three points on the wheel will form a triangle when joined).
The colour wheel is perfect for deciding what colours will complement any art or furniture or accessories you may have in the home (i.e. a sofa)
2. The 60-30-10 rule
60-30-10. Keep these percentages in mind! If you are choosing a colour scheme, aim for 60% of your main colour, 30% of a complementary colour and then 10% of an accent colour. If you look at most room designs (or any designs with more than one colour) you will likely notice the 60-30-10 rule. It’s the perfect balance for the eye and enhances whichever room you are decorating.
For example, below, the pink wall tiles make up 60%, the blue backing makes up 30%, and the golden accessories make up 10%.
3. Lighter colour scheme equals larger
Use light colours in small spaces to increase the illusion of space. By inviting whites, creams and pale greys into a small room, you’ll make it seem larger, brighter, and more refreshed in appearance. Ceilings that are lighter than the walls will make the wall look taller, too!
There you go – 3 quick tips for choosing the colour scheme for your next decorating project! If you’re using tiles as part of your project, you should enter before and after pics in our latest competition for your chance to win a fantastic price. Visit the latest comp.
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