How to Choose A Colour Scheme

how to choose a colour scheme in room
Not sure what colour scheme to do in your house? Find a painting, photo or wallpaper that you like.  Look at what different colours they use.  Look below to find two different types of palettes, which one is similar to the photo?
 
Analogous Colour Palettes
Choose a colour on the colour wheel and only work with two to three colours that sit next to it
ex. Blue to purple
Photo by Mark D. Sikes
 
Complementary Colour Palettes

Choose a colour on the colour wheel and combine it with the opposite side colour

ex. Blue - orange, yellow- purple

room colour scheme
Photo via Pinterest
 
Once you have found your colour palette use the 60/30/10 rule. 
60% of the room will be one or two main colours ( walls, floor, furniture)
30% will be subtle similar colours (curtains, rugs)
10% of the room is the pop of colour (pictures, artwork, accessories)
 
If you are like me and love whites and neutrals you may have noticed this isn’t on the colour wheel.  Here is a little guidance on how to find your colour scheme for your neutral home. Any colour you add will be a large contrast, so start with something softer - think of nature; for example some potted plants and wood tones.  Then add in one of the three main colours, green, blue and brown.  I personally don’t like too much contrast in a room so I still like to add softer tones of these colours. Another tip is don’t use the same ‘blue’ in multiple accents you don’t want it to feel too matched.  It is recommended you use 7- 9 colours (shades) in your 60/30/10 colour palette.Choose a colour on the colour wheel and combine it with the opposite side colour
ex. Blue - orange, yellow- purple