9 Masterclass Lessons In Decorating With Color

Color Psychology

Colors impact emotions. Blues calm, reds energize, greens balance. Use colors to set a room's mood.

Impact Of Lighting

Colors change under different lights. Test your colors in natural and artificial lighting for true shades.

60-30-10 Rule

For color balance, use 60% dominant color, 30% secondary, 10% accent. This creates harmony in the space.

Neutral Color Balance

Use neutrals like white, gray, beige to balance bright colors and add a backdrop for them to stand out.

Textures And Patterns

Add depth with varied textures and patterns, enhancing interest even in limited color palettes.

Color To Define Spaces

Use different colors or shades to define areas in open-plan spaces, through paint, rugs, or accents.

Accent Color

Use bold accent colors in small elements like cushions or art to introduce vibrancy without overwhelming.

Evolving Color Palette

Update your color scheme with changing trends or tastes. Small changes can refresh the space.

Color Scheme Foundation

Choose a color scheme, like monochromatic, analogous, or complementary, as your design base.