Feb
01

Interior Design Ideas: Tips For Your Color Scheme – The Golden Rule

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Interior Design Ideas: Your Color Scheme Golden Rule

Each interior design should have a color scheme.   A color scheme usually consists of approximately 3 main colors and 2 secondary or accent colors.  I say usually because this is creative work and there are always exceptions.  I am simplifying everything for the sake of teaching.  This is the way I do it in my interior designs for my clients.

Many times the overall background color for the entire house is a soft cream, bone or taupe.  I have had clients soften their walls with a very slight faux painting on all the walls that creates a gentle depth.  This is quite pretty too if you

don’t want flat walls.  This is the base and then the color can be added as needed room by room.

There is a “golden rule” in interior design that is used quite often.  It is 2/3 of one thing and 1/3 of another.  In this case we will apply it to your color schemes.   As an example, we are using the colors, grey, tan and aqua.  We are using 2 tints (color with white added) as accent colors, let’s say salmon and soft lime.

In your first room your main color is 2/3 of one of your 3 main colors, let’s use the grey and the remaining 1/3 is mainly the other two colors, tan and aqua and dashes of your 2 accent colors, salmon and soft lime.

In your second room your main color is 2/3 of one of your 3 main colors, we’ll use the tan and the remaining 1/3 is mainly the other two colors, grey and aqua and dashes of your 2 accent colors, salmon and soft lime.

In your third room your main color is 2/3 of one of your 3 main colors, finally we’ll use the aqua and the remaining 1/3 is mainly the other two colors, grey and tan, and dashes of your 2 accent colors, salmon and soft lime.

In other words there are 3 main and 2 secondary accent colors in your color scheme for the entire home.  If you are using a print these colors will be taken from that.

Please note that these colors may not be used on your walls at all, or they may be.  Your wall could be the neutral that you have throughout the project and the color comes in on the furniture, the artwork, the area rugs and accents.

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