If you’ve moved into a new home, chances are you’ve also acquired someone else’s color palette. Maybe it’s builder-grade beige, stuck-in-the-70s avocado and harvest gold, or a bold teal and orange that isn’t your cup of tea. Or perhaps you’ve lived in your home for a while and decided that it’s time to freshen things up with a new color scheme. Either way you’re faced with what can seem to be a huge question: how to choose colors that will look good together in your home. With a little color know-how, it’s easy to create a color scheme that feels cohesive and coordinates with your space.
When you’re creating a color scheme for your home it can be tempting to jump in and start picking your favorite colors. However, it’s better to take the time to think about how you’ll be using your space and the mood you want to create. Do you want it to be calming? Energizing? Cheerful? The colors you use in your space can help evoke these feelings.