Finding a Color Scheme for Your Furniture
Crafting a color scheme in your home is more than paint color. Whether your color palette evolves as you go or you plan your whole house at once, each room as a color scheme. Your furniture needs to work within this scheme.
However, choosing the right colors isn’t always easy. That’s why Exclusive Furniture is here with helpful tips to determine your color palette.
How Do I Choose a Color Palette for My House?
Are you ready to begin planning the palette of your house? The basics of color theory can help your scheme emerge in no time. Your color palette has the power to set the mood for a room. Moreover, it has the potential to evoke emotion when people spend time in it.
Color can make rooms feel warmer, cooler, smaller, and larger. The right color combinations have the power to create balance, emphasis, harmony, and unity.
The Temperature of Your Color Scheme
Warm and cool colors are an important aspect of color theory. Warm colors range from yellow to red and often include browns. On the other hand, cool colors range from blue-green to blue-violet and typically include grays. For art and design, warm colors appear more active as cool colors recede.
• Warm colors derive from the primary colors of yellow, red, and orange. Typically, they evoke a warm feeling like a campfire or a sunrise.
• Cool colors derive from violet, green, and blue. They tend to evoke a cooler, earthy element like water or greenery.
What Colors Are Warm And Inviting?
• Red can bring warmth to any setting. Oftentimes, people utilize red on a seasonal basis when they want to evoke this sense of warmth.
• Pink can be a bold statement piece in furniture, offering vigor to your color scheme while remaining inviting.
• Gold is darker than a standard yellow, often feeling warm and inviting without an overwhelming sense of exuberance.
• Peach is a combination of many warm colors that can be quite tasteful and inviting.
• Brown is a neutral color that works well within a warm color scheme. This is especially true when you mix it with deeper warm colors.
• Tangerine has more of a pumpkin tint in its purest form and is a lovely hue for autumn.
• White is generally neutral. However, a creamy, warm white fosters a sense of coziness in the right situation.
Examples of Cool Colors
• Deep purple works well with warmer blues and can be an excellent option as an accent color.
• Beige is often thought of as a neutral color, but a cool beige is a trendy version that uses a pink base.
• Sage is a calm alternative to grey that evokes more emotion than white. This green-based color adds soothing feelings to a room.
• Green is earthy and grounding, offering a fresh and lively feel that makes a color scheme bold yet natural.
• Navy blue is timeless as a dark look, and it goes well with neutral accents. Mix it with a grey or deep purple for a color scheme that is all-cool with a lot of flair.
• Light blue is a brighter cool color that can both enliven and calm a color scheme, depending on how you utilize it.
• Grey is the definition of neutral. However, it complements cool colors quite well.
The Three Basic Color Schemes
When you use a three-color design scheme, an easy option is the “rule of three” when you mix warm and cool colors.
• 60% of the components are a dominant color, typically applied to the walls.
• 30% is a secondary color, usually utilized in your furniture, such as a living room set.
• 10% is an accent color, such as an accent wall or your accessories in the room.
Any color can be dominant in your color scheme. However, it’s important to choose something that you can live with. Three basic color schemes work well across the board.
• Monochromatic color schemes have different shades of the same hue.
• Analogous color schemes use three hues that neighbor each other, such as blue, green, and yellow. However, they do not necessarily need to be adjacent in the color wheel.
• Complementary color schemes utilize opposite colors with one warm color and one cool color.
Find Your Color Palette with Exclusive Furniture
As you determine your color scheme, peruse the vast inventory Exclusive Furniture has to match your style. We have a beautiful selection of living room furniture as well as bedroom sets.
Visit one of our , and let us help you curate your home solutions. When your palette is set, our sales associates can assist you in finding the best furniture to suit your style.