Colors for Interior Decorating: How to Mix and Match to Decorate Your Home

For any design or decoration, using proper colour shades is a must. Interior decoration of your home may simply look amazing or boring, depending on the colours you have used. All your shades must match or sync with each other to give the room a perfect and balanced look. Mixing and matching colours is an art and when you use properly balanced colours for interior decorating, it will simply transform the overall look and aesthetics of the space. Today in this post, we are going to learn about choosing the right mix of colors, while decorating.

Choosing that perfect match is not that complex, and it can be done easily. All you need is a colour wheel or a shade catalogue, and a general idea of what kind of theme you would like to work on. Let’s go through a few tips that will help you to mix and match colours to decorate your interior.

Lots of coloured chewing gum balls in a glass bowlThe first thing that you’ll have to do is decide on a colour palette, of two or three colours which you’ll want to use in your room. While choosing the colour palette, consider choosing shades that match well with the overall decoration of the room, like the colours of furniture, curtains, window and etc.

Now choose a base colour, which can be used in most parts of the rooms, like the main walls, or the ones which you want to display as a feature wall.

Choose a secondary or a highlight colour that goes well with the base colour that you have selected. Keep in mind that the secondary colour should create a contrast with the base colour.

For example- if your base colour is red, then choose Green as the secondary colour, that will create a perfect match and provide contrast. If the base colour is yellow, you may like to use purple or light red to create a good contrast. Select a neutral colour now, that will balance the base as well as secondary colour. Usually, white and off-white is a good choices in case of a neutral colour.

Now, match other decorative elements such as cushions, curtains, flowers and etc in your room according to the wall colours. They should match up to the colour of the secondary wall paint, or the neutral colour. You may also use paintings that match well with these three colours, that you have selected.

Over to you

Mixing and matching colours isn’t very difficult, you just need to use your creativity at its best. Don’t hesitate to discuss and take input from your Interior Designer while choosing the right colour for your interior decoration. Go through magazines and other mediums where you can know more about ‘choosing and mixing colours’.

You may also like to read: How to Choose Colors for Your Bedroom

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