Choosing the Perfect Color Scheme

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated June 5, 2019)

For many people, choosing the perfect color scheme for their home is a rather difficult task. Often, this task is made more difficult than it needs to be because people don't understand where they an actually get a color scheme from. While there are several ways that you can go about choosing the perfect color scheme, there are actually four methods that you can use which will ensure that you get the best possible color scheme for your needs.

  • Start low. Often times, when people are thinking of the colors that they will use in the rooms of their homes, they will overlook the floors. By starting off with the floors in a particular room you can, for lack of a better term, work from the ground up. Take a look at different kinds rugs, and see if you can find one that you like. It doesn't matter if it is one solid color, a geometric pattern, or some other design, when you find a rug that you like you can use it for the inspiration for the rest of your color scheme. Many times a rug will have several different colors in it, and if you use those colors throughout your room, then you have chosen your color scheme.
  • Be artistic. For those people that don't particularly like rugs, use a piece of art. Take note of the various colors that you have in that painting or art piece, and use that as the palette for the rest of your room.
  • Use your favorite. Perhaps the simplest method of all for choosing the perfect color scheme is to use your favorite color. However, if you are going to use this method then there are a couple of things that you want to avoid. Do not use only that particular color for all of your decorating needs, since that can lead to a very overwhelming look. Rather, use various shades, or tones of the main color. This way you still have the main color that you love, and similar colors that can help accent the look you are going for.
  • Experiment a little. When choosing the perfect color scheme, you will need to experiment. Take time to try out several things, and see which one works best for you. If at all possible, try using a combination of the different methods listed above. This way you can truly create a look that is all your own.

Author Bio

Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

MORE FROM LEE

Can Push Pins Help When Hanging Wallpaper?

If you have ever experienced the "pleasure" of hanging wall paper, then chances are you have asked yourself the question: ...

Discover More

Grandma's Delicious Meatloaf

Without a doubt, meatloaf is one of the ultimate comfort foods. After all, who doesn't like to have a great tasting ...

Discover More

Floor Stripping

When most people want to wax a floor, they forget one of the most basic steps, stripping it. Floor stripping doesn't need ...

Discover More

Find the Right Tool Right Away Finally, a homeowner's set that includes all the tools needed to complete basic DIY projects at an affordable price! The tools are stored in a molded case for security and portability. Check out Stanley 65-Piece Homeowner's Tool Kit today!

More Home Improvement Tips

Bringing the Outdoors In When Decorating

No, I am not talking about that weird inside-out night club from "A Night at the Roxbury." What I am talking about is ...

Discover More

Wood Stain Colors

Anyone who has ever had a wooden deck, patio, or even lawn furniture knows just how important choosing the proper wood ...

Discover More

Room Design

What look and feel do you want a certain room to have? This depends on the room design, and you can create the perfect ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured home improvement tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is nine more than 6?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured home improvement tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)