A Color Story: Beautiful Color Palettes for Home Furnishings

Choosing color palettes for your home can be a challenging task. Picking just one paint color can be tricky, so choosing a color story for your entire house that ties together each room and the home furnishings in them can seem even more daunting. How do you know which paint colors go together? Where do you even start? Gather up some inspiration and a little courage and let’s go on a journey to discover which color palettes are best for your home.

All Visible Spaces Create a Color Story

Create Continuity between Spaces

First, look around your home and take note of which rooms and spaces are visible from one another. There are many ways you can do this, a vision board or blueprint if that is your style, or even a simple sketch can help you keep track. Think about adjoining rooms, of course, but don’t forget spaces where you can see down the hallway and through to the kitchen. The notes you make will become the foundation of your entire color palette, so keep them handy.

Shades and Tints Add Depth and Texture

Buidl Your Color Story with Shades and Tints

From here, build your color story by using shades of the same hue on the adjacent walls or rooms. A good way to determine the shade is to get a paint chip with your main hue on it, and choose the next color either up or down on the paint chip. Or when have your main color mixed at the paint store, have them add some white to make a lighter version. This method gives your home depth and interest and you can be certain that the colors will go together.

Draw from Nature

Another way to approach your color palette is to use a nature-inspired theme for the entire space that highlights your home furnishings. For example, if you choose the beach as your inspiration, use colors found at the beach: gray-blues or gray-greens, sandy beiges, and even shell white. Colors that go together well in nature will go together well on your walls.

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