Choosing a Color Scheme for Your Home
From picking tile colors in the bathroom to narrowing down your favorite cabinet color for the kitchen, choosing a color scheme for your home is an important task that directly influences every aspect of design. Certain elements like grout color may not seem that detrimental; but even such a small detail as this can greatly alter the look of a space, trampling all over the beautiful floor tile options you’ve so carefully selected by making them look grimy and old or turning that wow-worthy backsplash you’ve installed in the kitchen into something truly unappetizing.
Interior color schemes are not a decision to be taken lightly. After all, when you’re choosing a color scheme for your home, you’re also choosing the mood you want to create and the feelings you wish to invoke. Certain colors breathe an air of sophistication, while others are more loud in the statements they make, claiming attention and standing apart from everything else as they offer up their message. So the question becomes this: What do you want to see when you look around your home, and what do you want others to see?
Plot Your Place
Ideally, the colors you choose should be cohesive with the architectural style of your home and the area where you live. If your home is an early Victorian with original details like ornate interior trim, painting it in large swaths of modern colors may not be the best way to highlight its natural charm. Coastal cottages will get muddied by earthy tones that may fit right in with the décor at a rustic log cabin; and clean washes of white modernity will seem starkly out of place in a Tudor.
Follow the Plotline
Of course, your own personal style should never be discounted. You may very well like the ironic appeal of disparate design. But while you’re choosing the color scheme for your home, keep in mind that some choices are destined to become a very permanent part of your space. Counter choices should pair well with the other foundational elements in the room, from the flooring design to the cabinets, in a complementary flow of color and pattern. Paint should accent, rather than overwhelm the walls; and flooring should offer visual interest without commanding the room.
Color should enhance your home, not scheme against it! Give the experienced team at Omega Construction & Design, Inc., a call today!