How to Create a Cohesive Color Palette for Your Whole Home
Most people have a color palette in mind as they decorate a room, but not everyone thinks about the home’s color scheme as a whole. While you don’t want all furniture and decor to be the same color across your home, you do want colors to flow from room to room. Read below for our top design tips for creating a cohesive color palette.
Define Your Color Personality
There are two great places you can look to determine what colors you are naturally drawn to– your current home decor and your closet. What colors do you prefer to wear? What colors do you already decorate with? Do you notice themes or patterns in the color choices? Both places give you insight into what colors you are drawn to and can give you a jumping-off point for defining a color palette for your home. On the flip side, if you no longer like the colors in your home or closet, then it’s time for a change.
Gather Physical Representation
Gathering and examining what you have found will help you start to visualize your palette. A physical representation can be anything from a photo on your camera roll to a painting you love, or a piece of fabric whose texture you love.
Create a Mood Board
Pull the cohesive images or elements together when you’ve identified the common thread and start building a mood board. A mood board can be physical or digital, and sometimes it can be as simple as a folder on your phone filled with images of pillows for a sofa combination.
Think of your home as a circle– each room informs the other with elements to repeat in color, or texture, making the transitions comfortable and organic.
Add a Surprise
Don’t be afraid to add in something unexpected– take a risk if you really want an area to stand out.
Implement Your Ideas
There are times when you will need to adjust the colors that you originally began with because something just lands better, and that’s okay! Remember, letting creativity guide your process always lends the best results.