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How to Choose a Color Scheme for Your Home

by Henry & Laly Sanz 02/11/2019

Many people find choosing the right color scheme to be the most overwhelming part of their home decoration process. After all, you have to consider furniture, doors, drapes, and other items before you pick any color. But it doesn't have to be all that difficult, a few simple rules can see through it with ease.

Start with a neutral shade as your backdrop and then build on by adding other contrasting colors with art and accessories. You will need to work with a color wheel and determine what color scheme of the color wheel you want to use. The monochromatic scheme involves using different shades of a single color of the color wheel. The analogous color scheme consists of using colors that appear next to each other on the color wheel to create a colorful arrangement. You may also decide to do a contrast scheme that consists of using a triad of contrasting colors. For a bolder look, use the complementary scheme— two opposing colors for the interior.

You should also consider how the lighting will change the appearance of colors within your home at different times of the day. You may have to use sample swatch cards in the colors you are thinking of using, or paint on to a card in that color and carry it around the house, testing it in different lighting conditions. Before you commit, you may even decide on painting small areas of each room to see how the colors will complement each other around the house.

Having decided on the colors you want to use, you should look at how it will flow into the general design of the room. Bear in mind the kind of furniture and upholstery you either already have present in the house or you intend to purchase. Your colors have to fit in with these generally so deciding on the exact shade of color you want should come last in what you are doing. 

The entire process should not be a stressful one if you put enough planning into it. Visit with paint professionals in the paint store and ask how each color complement each other. You can bring home as many test samples as you can until you find your perfect mix. Remember, however, at the end of the day, the final decision lies with you. Your color scheme should reflect you, seeing as it is your home. So, don't hurry, take your time to reach the decision.

If you are choosing colors to sell your home, ask your real estate professional about trending neutrals in your area.

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Henry & Laly Sanz

Team H&L Miami @ Real Estate Empire Group is a fast growing boutique Real Estate firm established in 2001. It began to revolutionize property sales as well as marketing through brokers, agents, and an administrative team. Our highly trained administration team ensures the best service possible and helps manage transactions efficiently across a spectrum of properties, prices, and sales including international transactions. Our office provides agents an opportunity to grow with market-leading training and unique tools devoted to growth and expansion.

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