What colors do I choose to decorate my house?

Posted on November 7th, 2020 11:27 AM
What colors do I choose to decorate my house?

Color is one of the best tools we have when decorating and transforming the spaces in our home. Knowing how to choose correctly the tones, combinations and color environments, you can give a different personality and even change the perception of the size of any room. If you wonder what colors to choose to decorate your home, keep reading...

Tones and shades of color

When choosing a range of colors to paint or decorate our home, we tend to avoid going out of the most neutral palettes. To avoid bad combinations you must know the three color schemes that will set the guidelines to follow in your home.

Tonal scheme

The tonal scheme is characterized by using the different shades of the same color, or more than one color, but always maintaining the same intensity. With this combination of colors sophisticated environments are achieved. One of the most used tricks in the tonal scheme is to use the lightest shade for the ceiling, the same darker color for the walls, and an even darker shade for the furniture and woodwork.

An example of the tonal scheme would be dark gray, warm brown, blue, and purple.

Decoration in tonal scheme

Harmonic scheme

The harmonic scheme is characterized by the closeness in the chromatic circle of the colors that make it up. To create a harmonious color palette, we start with the primary colors (red, yellow and blue). Mixing two of them we obtain the secondary colors (orange, green and violet). On the outside of the circle we find the colors that are obtained by mixing a primary with a secondary. Mixing these last colors we achieve a harmonic and coherent color range.

As an example, a harmonious, cheerful and bright palette would be made up of colors: lilac, chalk, turquoise and pink.

Harmonic scheme to decorate my house

Contrast scheme

Unlike the harmonic scheme, the contrast scheme uses colors that are on opposite sides of the color wheel. It is a much more daring scheme with greater visual impact.

To compose a contrast scheme we could choose the following colors: bright red, intense orange and green and blue in their dark tones.

Contract scheme in decoration.

Now that you know how to make an effective color palette according to your tastes, let's refine your choice a little more. Have you heard of warm and cool colors? Do you know how they differ?

Warm colors

When we talk about warm colors, the first shades that come to mind are reds, oranges and yellows. All of them give us vitality and make stays much more joyful. These types of colors tend to reduce the rooms, so they are appropriate for large areas and rustic decorations.

Warm colors to decorate my house.

Cold colors

On the opposite side, we find the lilacs, greens and blues. All of them are colors that help us reduce the intensity of light. These types of shades make rooms appear larger and give the feeling of spaciousness and space. These types of pallets are perfect for bedrooms and rest areas, as they provide an atmosphere of calm and tranquility.

Bedroom in cool colors

Have you decided what is the ideal color palette to decorate your home?
What combination is your favorite?