How to Choose the Right Color Palette for Your Home

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Last updated on January 14, 2021

Picking the right color palette for your Kansas City home can be one of the trickiest aspects of renovating and decorating. Making the right choice of palette requires endless hours of trial and error, which is not something many people have time for.

Utilizing color is such a critical aspect of designing your space, and by picking the right tones, you can transform your Kansas City home into a newer, fresher space.

But where do you start? How do you figure out which color scheme fits your home? The Schloegel Design Remodel team is here with our best home-perfecting tips to tackle your walls.

Establish Your Color Scheme

The most important step is choosing your home’s style. Ask yourself if you prefer monochromatic, complementary, or contrasting shades to separate your rooms.

Use a color wheel to pick a color scheme that best fits your personality and your home. An HGTV article suggests placing colors swatches next to each or beside existing furniture and walls to assess compatibility. That is a particularly good idea for rooms where you intend to relax, such as a bedroom or restroom.

By establishing your preferred theme, the next few steps will fly by with ease.

Pick Colors with the Same Hue

Once you pick your base shade, select colors with the same hue for surrounding walls. A great way to figure out what color would complement your base shade is by picking a shade on the same paint chip. By working with a gradient, you can add dimension and depth while maintaining a cohesive mood throughout your home.

With an open concept home or areas that have sightlines to other rooms, it’s crucial to pick colors that flow into one another seamlessly. By carefully selecting your color palette with multiple rooms in mind, you can create harmony.

Test Your Palette

As you start to plan out your desired color palette, it’s critical to test your potential paints in your home. Start by grabbing some samples, and paint small swatches on the walls you want to cover. This step will allow you to assess whether or not all of the colors you’ve chosen really work together and create the mood and tone that you’re going for.

If a shade isn’t working with the others you’ve selected, try reassessing the aesthetic. Would another shade on the paint chip work? Would a patterned wall give the space more life? Maybe the tones are too similar, and you could look into complementary colors to boost the vibe. Once you’ve got the right palette, you’re ready to call your professional painters!

If you have an idea of what colors you want for your home, but you’re not sure how to incorporate them in the right way, or you simply don’t want a DIY job, the Schloegel Design Remodel team is here for you! Contact us today to discuss your vision for your interior paint project by calling (816) 448-8157 or contacting us online.

Need more painting tips? Be sure to check out our Complete Homeowner’s Guide to Painting Your Home in Kansas City.