It’s far too easy to spend hours scrolling through ideas for colour schemes. While this is great for inspiration, have you lost your own ideas along the way? At the end of the day, it’s your house and the most important thing is that you love the shades you choose. Think about what makes you feel happy, from the clothes you wear to the holidays you take. Colour evokes emotion and the aim is to ensure your home offers the right ambience for you, so go for it with your favourites!
There’s no need to play it safe if bold hues speak to you either, as a paint tester helps to ensure that what you love looks just as great on your walls, before you take a brush to them. The key is to create a cohesive look with your colour palette, not to deprive yourself of what you like, and this is easily achieved with various schemes.
For example, for a modern, clean look, choose a monochromatic colour scheme, by blending different shades of the same colour. A harmonious scheme uses shades that sit next to each other on the colour wheel, while a complementary one allows you to play with the energetic, high contrast of opposing colours. Whether you love Salsa Red, Sea Blue or Fine Cream, there’s a scheme or technique to tie your favourites into your design.