Making colour choices is one of the more daunting aspects when it comes to decorating, many of us are afraid of making a mistake & sometimes end up stuck in a colourless home for fear of making a bad decision.
Unless you have a very minimal white on white or black & white colour scheme you will want at least a few touches of colour around your home - so whether you have an overall neutral scheme & would love some small pops of colour to lift a space, or you are craving big splashes of happy colour throughout your home, I have some inspiration lined up for the coming months that I hope will give you the courage & inspiration to confidently decorate with colour.
THE COLOUR WHEEL
I am not trying to go all 'high school art' on you… But I can’t talk colour without at least touching on the colour wheel basics. I am not suggesting the wheel MUST be consulted before choosing a scheme, (choosing colours that make your heart sing should be the 1st priority) but it is helpful to know the principles behind why some colours look amazing together & others dont quite have the same impact.
The world of the colour wheel can be confusing & contradicting so we will look at it very broadly. There are 3 main, easy to follow schemes that the wheel can help you work with...
A ‘monochromatic' look is when you choose 1 main colour & layer different shades of that same colour. I think monochromatic schemes in all green or all blue (as pictured) are particularly beautiful.
Colours that sit next to each other on the wheel are known as harmonious & also work well together examples of gorgeous harmonious schemes are pink & red, green & yellow or as pictured green & blue.
Opposite colours on the wheel are complementary to each other & can make for a very exciting colour pallet - some great complimentary pallets include; Blue paired with orange (pictured), reds/pink or yellow. Yellow with purple, blue or pink. Greens with red, purple/pink or orange.
I am really excited to explore the world of decorating in colour with you - if you have any specific decorating questions or areas you would love covered in the coming newsletters, please hit reply I would love to hear from you!