Picking the right combination of colours is quite daunting a task. You have to ensure that the colour schemes you use are the best match for your space in order for the transformation to be sensational. The ideal option is to go with an interior design expert, but there are a few simple rules you can stick to which will will help you make good choices.
Choosing a Colour Scheme
In order to get the best choice you have to be open minded and willing to experiment. You must have fun and you don’t necessarily have to go by the colour wheel. Interior design theories can tie you down and that isn’t the point here. You must decide on what is right for you and what suits your taste and liking.
Avoid settling on paint colours first. Go for other elements first such as fabrics, tiles, furniture and wallpaper and these can then help you decide on the most suitable paint. Mix up bright, light and dark colours to provide contrast and value as well. Use similar colours on walls, a different shade of the same colour on trims and yet another shade of the same on the ceiling to give variety and planned contrast.
You can make use of accessories such as rugs of preferably the same colour but of a darker or a lighter shade. You can decide to change them as often by trying maybe blue, then green, then brown and alternating in that order over time.
Pay Attention to Lighting
Colour is a result of light reflection and that means that the amount of light and the kind of light directly impacts your colour scheme. Experiment with natural or lamp lights to know how they will affect fabric colour, furniture colour and paint colour.
Daylight is the best source since it has uniform intensity for all colours that are visible on the spectrum. Spend enough time comparing the effects and settle on that which you prefer. Try fluorescent lamps and incandescent lamps too for variety.