Your home is an opportunity to showcase the sides of you that matter. It can be a blank canvas that lets you express your unique style – while creating an aesthetically pleasing living space.
Colour forms an important part of this expression, and choosing the right colour palette for your interior design can seem like a daunting challenge. But with a few simple tips and tricks, making that choice becomes a whole lot easier.
So how can your luxury interior design’s colour palette be made to work for you?
For starters, begin with what immediately catches your eye. The largest pattern in your living space is often the best choice for your colour palette. Be it upholstery, a rug or even artwork, it can be the focal point of your design.
Next, replicating the world outside your home can work wonders for its interiors. Start with darker colours along the ground, medium tones for the walls and lighter tones for the ceiling, reflecting how the world outside is arranged. This adds consistency and a structured approach to any design – working with a wide variety of shades and tones to choose from.
Another way of looking at choosing your colour palette is to work with your own tastes and preferences. Your wardrobe is a great place to start, as the clothes you wear generally reflect the colours that align with your tastes. This approach screams creativity, and has the scope to create truly unique designs that can be hard to replicate.
It’s important to add a bit of black to every room, allowing the other colours in the room to truly stand out. Black countertops, accessories or cabinets can add contrast, and balance, to a design’s colour palette.
Balancing colour tones is a crucial part of creating outstanding interior designs. A reliable rule of thumb to follow would be to balance a dominant colour, a secondary one and an accent colour. Splitting up these colours in a 60-30-10 ratio can help maintain balance while allowing for a vibrant palette that livens up your living space.
For minimalist spaces, limiting a colour palette to two or three colours can be effective and practical in creating a refreshing yet elegant design. You can balance warm/cool tones and shades while maintaining a simple and consistent approach.
Lastly, it can be helpful to utilise the lighting in your living space when deciding on a colour palette for its interiors. Spaces with abundant natural light could benefit from subtle, darker tones that offset a room’s brightness and vice versa.
Tailoring a colour palette to suit existing lighting conditions can enhance the overall design while also guiding you towards unique solutions for artificial lighting. This approach can make for clean, elegant designs that can truly allow your home to shine.