How to Add Color to Your Home Décor Without Going Overboard

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How to Add Color to Your Home Décor Without Going Overboard

There is a fine line between adding color to your home décor and using too much color, so that you feel like you are living inside a rainbow.

A little bit of color will add a lot of fun and interest to your Needham, MA or Westwood, MA home design, but too much color can be overwhelming. How can you achieve that perfect balance?

Here are some tips to keep in mind for using color in your home in a subtle and balanced way:

·        Use Color Schemes

Before choosing the colors for your décor, do a little bit of research into color schemes and how they work, so you know how to combine colors harmoniously.

For example, you can choose a complementary color scheme with shades that are across each other on the color wheel – such as blue and orange or purple and yellow.

Or you could try an analogous color scheme, which is a scheme where the colors are next to each other on the colour wheel – such as blue, green and purple.

·        Use the 60/30/10 Rule

This is a rule that interior decorators use in order to use colors in a balanced way. Use the dominant color on 60% of the room, so that it will create a unifying look.

Then, use the secondary color on 30% of the room in order to add visual interest. Lastly, use an accent color for 10% of the room to add that little extra.

For example, you might use the dominant color for the walls and carpet, the secondary color for the upholstery and the accent color for some pillows, a wall hanging or a throw rug.

check out these neutral beautiful colors from HOUZZ.COM website:

http://www.houzz.com/Neutral-wall-colors

 

·        Try an Accent Wall

Perhaps you have found a gorgeous paint color, but it’s just a little too bright and overwhelming to use for all four walls of a room.

In this case, you can simply paint one wall with the color and the other walls with a neutral tone, so that you can enjoy the shade without it being overpowering.

You could also simply use the color in one aspect of the room, such as the baseboards or the door jams.

These are just a few of the ways that you can incorporate color into your Needham, MA or Westwood,MA home design, without it being overpowering. For more information, call Sheila Moylan at (781) 956-6591or email me at sheilamoylanrealtor@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyword: Needham, MA and Westwood, MA Home

Resources:

research into color schemes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/homes/design/colour_scheme.shtml

rule that interior decorators use

http://www.hgtv.com/painting/color-theory-101-analagous-complementary-and-the-60-30-10-rule/pictures/index.html

paint one wall

 

http://www.houzz.com/accent-wall

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