How to create 

a whole house color palette

A whole house color palette isn’t just about wall paint, it also includes accent colors that guide you while choosing the decor, the finishes for things like wood furniture, and the floors, stone, and metal. Think of it as a complete blueprint of the right colors for making all your decorating choices.

Set Your Intentions

To get yourself started, ask these questions about your current colors: – Are they too dark? – Too bright? – Do they feel “dirty” or “dingy”? – Do your colors fit your decorating style?

Understand Color Theory Basics

The color wheel highlights color temperatures, which also touch a bit on mood: – Warm Colors: Hues red through yellow, which includes most browns, beiges, and tans. They are stimulating and make colors pop.  – Cool Colors: Hues green through purple, including most grays. These colors are cool and relaxing.

Consider Your Fixed Finishes

Fixed finishes are the things you’re already working with, such as wood floors, cabinets, and large pieces of investment furniture. Your floors are probably the biggest fixed finish in any given room. That means the color of the tile or the undertone in the hardwood is automatically part of your color scheme

Find Inspiration

Your next step is to gather examples of your favorite colors. Take note if something catches your eye and fits with your color scheme. There’s probably a color out there that’s close—or you can color-match it at the paint store.

Test Your Lighting With Large Color Swatches

What you mostly need to know is how the colors you’ve chosen as inspiration respond to the light in your specific room. You can get peel and stick swatches, or you can paint a piece of poster board and hang it up for a while.

Are you ready to paint? Tap the link below to read more on whole house color palettes. Happy Decorating!

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