How To Create A Whole Home Color Palette!
- What are a few colors you are almost always drawn to? These can be colors that you instantly know you love or it could be a common theme of colors in the inspiration photos you save. Study the style and spaces that you love, what colors are you seeing most often and what one color jumps out at you the most?
- Think long term, you may absolutely love the color red that doesn’t mean that you should go paint the walls red… Let's be honest, how long are you really going to love that? Our goal here is not only to choose a whole home color palette that works but also to prevent you from having to do this again in a year.
- Complementary: Complementary colors are opposite each other on the color wheel. Each primary color has a complementary cousin that can be used to create an amazing high contrast pop.
- Analogous: Colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. Using these colors will create a relaxing and calm feel.
- Monochromatic: Using colors that are the same color but different shades. Monochromatic is one I see a lot of and its actually one of my favorites.
- Repose gray (sherwin williams)
- Ulta white (behr)
Gina Hanson on Mar 08, 2019
I think some of this is regional as well. We moved from an area where people painted at least the main floor (or common areas) all the same color and then accented with colorful pillows, etc. When we were looking for homes in our new location it was just the opposite - every room was a different color, and they were strong colors. I prefer having a light neutral on the walls throughout and then you can use your colors in various decor choices. I love purple, but the only time I did purple on the walls was in a laundry room and then a lavender in my daughter's room.