Selecting a colour scheme for your home can be an intimidating task. With countless options available, where does one start?
We recommend you select flooring and cabinetry first, as colour selection is more constrained and challenging. Once decided, choose an inspiration piece; it can be a piece of artwork or perhaps a photo of a beautiful space that you’ve come across. Select colours from your inspiration piece that emulate how you want to feel in the space. Light neutral colours offer a fresh airy feel, whereas darker neutrals give a more cozy feeling. How much natural light do you have in the room? If you have limited natural light, selecting the same colour scheme a few shades lighter can create the same desired effect.
Keep it simple by using the 60/30/10 rule, meaning 60% dominant colour, 30% secondary colour, and 10% accent colour. As a general rule of thumb, the walls act as the dominant colour in the space. This helps to unify the rooms and establish a theme. To create visual interest, the secondary colour is injected. The secondary colour could be a tile shower and floor in a bathroom or perhaps the cabinetry colour in the kitchen. An accent colour adds a pop of personality to the space; it could be done in home accessories or throw pillows. Using an accent colour in a non-permanent structure keeps the space versatile and more timeless.
Ackard’s in-house designers will provide and help you with your colour selections giving you the results you will love.