When it comes to interior design, many homeowners start with a picture or reference in mind. While its theoretically not wrong to do so, its important to zoom in and define the right specific colors so that your interior designer will be able to paint a better picture of your dream home. It may also allow your interior designer to explore other designs with similar colors that you may not have known otherwise. Our designer have collated several useful tips to help you choose the right palette for your dream home.
1. Settle on a theme or Design
A common place to begin the design process is a design or theme. Make it a habit to document inspirational pictures that you come across while browsing the internet and social media sites. It may also be helpful to have a mood board created to ensure your color palette is coherent with the rest of your interior design. Pieces of art can also complement the room's color and overall design.
2. Start with your mood board and select colors that complement it
Once you've settled with a theme, begin collating your mood board. Working on your mood board can give you insight on what colors you generally want to imitate a certain look or feel. If you are clueless on where to start with your mood board, consider starting with the flooring and gradually moving up towards furnishings and ceilings. One tip is to always use a matte finish when painting ceilings, as gloss paint shows up small imperfections so it’s almost impossible to get a seamless look.
3. Test the paint colors
Upon deciding your color, it is important to test the colors in the presence of your desired lighting. Ascent lighting and non-white lighting in particular can give a impression of the actual colors of paint you need, so it pays to test the paint colors by purchasing a smaller to see the actual outcome of your home under different light conditions.
4. Consider different colors for different functions
Whether you’re just moving in or looking to make a small change in the interior design of your home, choosing the right color scheme is essential, especially when you want different rooms to provoke different moods. Consider how the color affects the space and mood of your room; cooler color should make you feel calm and relaxed, thus are often used to create a relaxed mood and bring calm to a space. Warm colors on the other hand, tend to be more vibrant and tend to inspire confidence. These colors work well in spaces where dining and entertaining are done as they are inviting and promote intimacy.
5. Incorporate dark neural colors
Some may think of beige or white as the only option for neutral hues, but the truth is that there’s actually an abundance of other neutral colors from which to choose. A common misconception is to think that having dark, neutral colors in a home means gloomy, small, or heavy. But these colors can, in actual fact, add a little more impact to your living space through layering, or even on its own. Introduce warm decorative elements to balance out the look, such as in your choice of dining table and chairs, and accessories in the living room.
While there is no right or wrong ways to painting the picture of your dream home, having a systematic process in place will help your thinking process in assembling your dream home. Dreamakers Interior have been providing a systematic approach in creating dream homes for the past decade. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us today!
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