1. If you want to be able to change your color scheme occasionally, keep your investment pieces neutral. Investment pieces are your sofas, rugs, and tables; basically anything of a significant cost that cannot be easily swapped out. This will give you a relatively clean foundation before adding your color.
2. Before you decide on a color palette, live with it for a while. Do this by gathering paint swatches and tape them to the spots where you're likely going to use the color. This will give you a great sense of how the color looks at different times of the day. It will also help you determine if the color fits well with your other pieces. Behr has large paint swatches you can use for this. LOVE IT!
The Perfect Palette is also an amazing resource to help you select your colors!
3. Where should the color go? To get a big impact with little effort, add color with your drapes, pillows and other accessories.
- Window treatments should be hung as high as they can possible go, this will draw your eye up, will elongate your room, and add a ton of color.
- Pillows will help anchor the color in the room by bringing the color closer to eye level. Don't be afraid to mix patterns with your pillows. Remember the goal is to blend not match.
- Incorporate the colors throughout your room with your accessories. Vases, books, candles, even flowers are a create way to add visual interest quickly on a budget.
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Live Beautifully Tip:
Using color effectively, like with most other things, is all about balance. Take a photo of your space and try your hardest to examine it objectively when you're considering changing it. Be strategic about when you place color, but don't be afraid to have a blast with it.