Decorating and designing your home and incorporating your favorite colors into the mix is something many women take great pleasure in. Not only does it put a piece of you into the home, but it also allows you to be surrounded by colors that make you feel something. Happy, calm, peaceful, or otherwise, colors have a way of influencing our feelings and thought processes throughout the day. Today, I would like to give you some tips on designing your home around your favorite colors, and how you can go about doing it.
Opt For Your Favorite Colors
Opting for your favorite colors is the number one thing you need to do to make sure you love the end result. Be sure you choose carefully when it comes to wall colors, because it can be quite difficult to cover up certain colors of paint – such as red, dark blue, and black, among others.
Get In Your Feels
Choosing colors that you not only love, but ones that make you happy, feel at peace, or calmed, is also equally as important. There are certain colors that can persuade your mind into feeling a certain way, for instance:
- Blue hues – These types of colors promote tranquility, peace, and calm
- Reddish hues – These types of colors promote health, love, intensity – which may not be a good option for those who are easily angered or fierce in nature
- Greens – Promotes possibility, prosperity, and a renewed outlook
- Yellows –promotes happiness and peaceful feelings
- Orange tones – promotes happiness and an optimistic outlook
- Purple hues – This color has the ability to promote prosperity, luxury, and prestige
Utilize Contrasting Colors To Achieve Your Desired Look
When choosing furniture pieces, it’s best to choose neutral wood, earthy tones, and those which you can pair with colorful accents to achieve your desired color splashes. The reason being is, if you decide you would like to change the color scheme of the room, you don’t necessarily need to run out and buy new furniture – unless, of course, you want to. When you choose colors, opt for ones you love – and contrast or complement them with colors that they go well with, such as:
- Gray and White – these are both neutral colors that go with anything, so these are great as staple piece colors that you can build the rest of your room around. Example: white couch with red accessories
- Red and blue colors contrast well and work together very well
- Green and orange contrast but work well in addition to one another
- Purple and green are contrasted colors, but look spectacular together – vary the degree of depth
- Blue and yellow complement one another well
- Pink and green complement one another
- Orange and gold complement one another
You can choose warm colors with other warm colors, or cools with cools. In rare instances, you can match a cool and warm together and make it work, but sometimes the colors will clash. It’s all about finding the balance between the two colors and what looks good to you.
Choose Accent Pieces You Can Add Color Around
Rather than opting for bright colored furniture pieces, add the colored items as accents in the form of throw pillows, art, blankets, rugs, flowers, or shelving. You will be happier in the end if you don’t need to buy new furniture when you get the desire to change the color scheme depending on the season or even just on a whim.