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The 7 Golden Rules to Adding Color To Your Home

Our lives are constantly affected by the colors surrounding us, even when we don’t realize it! From the scenery we see outside our windows to the cars we drive, cups we drink out of and clothes we wear, the colors we see are more than just sensory deviations. When choosing the colors you want to add to the interior of your home, your choice can often make or break the atmosphere of the room. Save yourself the trouble of repainting and follow these golden rules for a colorful home; there's no way you'll get it wrong!

1- Follow the 60/30/10 Rule

This is the number one golden rule of colors in the world of interior design, so it's no surprise that this came first on our list! When adding more than one color to a room, go 60% with the main color, 30% with a secondary color, and 10% of an accent color that still compliments the other two while adding a pop of pattern to the room. 

2- Get Psychological

Before choosing the colors you want to paint your room, bathroom, or kitchen, make sure you do your research to find out the psychological effects of each color! 

3- Complimentary Colors 

For a room that screams out modern color blocking, choose opposing colors that compliment each other. These are the colors that are directly opposite each other on the color wheel. Think of red and green together as well as orange and blue. 

4- Casual Colors

For a more laid-back, calm feel, go for colors that are analogous instead. That means ones that are side by side on the color wheel, rather than opposite each other. Think yellow and green, blue and purple, or red and orange. 

5- Small Space Into Big Space

If you're working with a small room with limited space, using bright colors gives the illusion that the room is a lot bigger than it actually is. For example, a striking purple wall paired with a rug that also has purple accents will make the room look more like a vast open space where the wall and rug merge. Another trick is to go for cool colors like blue or violet, as cool colors often give the illusion of receding away from you! 

6- Cozy Up

If you're dealing with a lot of space that you just don't know what to do with, go for warm colors to make the room appear cozier and more closely knit! Colors like reds, browns, and yellow-greens all do the job perfectly.

7- Bright Room For Adults

Colorful rooms usually give off a childish atmosphere, but there's a way around it to make it suited for adults too! The trick is to offset the colors with accents of black to give the room a more sophisticated look. This could be in the form of a black leather sofa, a black coffee table, or black frames on the walls.