How To Select an Interior Color Scheme

1. Do you have a large piece of artwork, a rug or a large piece of furniture that has a pattern or a multi-colored look? If so, this could be the perfect inspiration. Pull a few colors from that piece and get to work using them throughout your space. Make sure the colors play nicely together, of course.

2. Use darker colors on low areas and lighted up and you go up. According to HGTV, this is a natural way of doing it since mother nature already utilizes this approach to color in the world.

3. Have fun, and be carefree. Do not feel obligated to adhere to the traditional color wheel. This is your home, if the color scheme feels right to you, it probably is. Once you’ve found a key piece from which to pull inspiration, you can select other pieces that work well with it, including fabrics, rugs and wall paint. Consider, also a neutral overall palette, with pops of color coming from rugs, window treatments and throw pillows. This allows you to mix it up seasonally or down the road when you’re just ready for a change.

Also, check out some other helpful suggestions from Better Homes & Gardens.