3 Tips for Decorating with a Color Palette

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3 Tips For Decorating With A Color Palette


I love walking into someone's home and immediately feeling like I know them better. The decor, colors, and personal touches everyone puts on their home show their personality and sometimes even lifestyle. 

The first thing I notice is the color pallet of a home. There is a reason interior designers use color pallets in homes they design. The colors in a room or home have the power to make you feel many things, warm, bright, cozy, the list goes on. Below are 3 tips when choosing a color pallet for your home, if you haven’t unknowingly done it yet. 

1. When choosing your color pallet select 3-5 colors. The best color pallets have 2-3 neutral colors (white, grey, tan, cream, etc.) and 2-3 pops of color (blue, orange, green, turquoise, etc.)

Things to ask yourself when choosing your colors:

What are your favorite colors? It’s 100% okay to use your favorite color(s). Look at the color you wear the most, what colors are already in your home, or what colors make you feel good.

What vibe do you want your space to have? Like I said above, colors can make you feel things. Look up the meaning behind different colors, it’s really interesting to learn what colors can make people feel. The vibe and aesthetic of your home should represent who you are as a person. 

What colors are already in your home that you can’t change? If you’re like me and you live in an older home or live on a very fixed income you might not be able to change colors like countertops, cabinets, or even walls. That’s okay, look at what colors are in your home and curate your pallet with them included. 

 

2. Start in the most used room of your home, in most cases that is the living room or kitchen. This being the most central part of your home it will give you a great base to work out from with your color pallet.

 

3. Use the 60-30-10 rule, it helps pull rooms together and have the pallet flow through the home. Divide the room colors by 60% neutral color, 30% secondary color, and 10% accent color. Walls and furniture typically make up your neutral colors. Furniture and large decor pieces are the secondary color. Throw pillows, accessories, and other decor make up the accent color. 


These tips are great but the best tip I can give you is to be yourself. Your home should be a reflection of who you are, not who people think you are. Don’t be afraid to be creative and keep in mind you can get decor pieces outside of your color pallet, the pallet is just a guide for the majority of your home's colors. 

Most of all, have fun and tag me in your photos!


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