Decoration

10 decorating tips to choose the perfect color!

Today it seems like the options for mixing and shade and pattern are endless. But it’s important to be careful and remember the basics of color mixing. Here are some tips that will prevent you from making the wrong choices in terms of color mixing and interior design.

Practical guide - 2 June 2015

Tip 1

Select

Today, it’s possible to create 16 million colors! So the first tip you’ll need to follow before decorating your home is to pick a limited shade palette for each room, 3 or 4 at most, and make sure they all go together.

Tip 2

Adapt

Depending on the type of the room, choose colors that are either more or less intense and saturated to obtain the ideal atmosphere.

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Tip 3

Strong colors

Primary colors and sharp contrasts create a strong and dynamic atmosphere. These are ideal for rooms in which we spent a lot of time such as the dining or living room.

Tip 4

Bright shades

They provide a softer and more harmonious atmosphere.

Tip 5

Interior design consistency

Now it’s your turn to define what type of atmoshphere you want for each room. Don’t think of each space in your home as independent and separate from the others. Think of your home as a whole.

Tip 6

Chromatic circle

Let’s return the basics to find the right combinations. Whether it’s a monochromes, shadings or a complementary color, the basics are a great way to avoid making mistakes.

Tip 7

The right trio

To start with, we can mix two paint colors that we’ll match with a third one and then add decorative accessories to.

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Tip 8

Trends

Be inspired with by your favorite interior design magazines and don’t hesitate to cut out and create colored dashboards to find the colors that match your style. Don’t forget that wall painting is here to stay while trends come and go.

Tip 9

Listen

Get as many details as possible on the area to paint and decorate. It’s the perfect way to get great tips from experts you’ll meet in your hardware store.

Tip 10

Sample

Always keep a piece of paper with large squares with each colour painted on each square on which you mark the reference of each paint.

In a nutshell

Test some options with samples that you find in home improvement stores.

Don’t forget that the shade on the wall is always darker than that of the sample.

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