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10 Tips on choosing the right colours for your home

It is clear that decorating a house is not always an easy task. There are many factors that must be taken into account in order to make it perfect. Without a doubt, one of the most complex and decisive factors is the choice of colours on wall, furniture, curtains, etc. In this article, we want to offer you 10 simple tips that will help you make the right decision.

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1. White will Always be Right

Decorating a room in white is synonymous with success. This is mainly due to the fact that it helps to create more harmonious, bright and spacious rooms thanks to its visually neutral character. In addition, it has the ability to enhance the other colours in its surrounding, which will give you the opportunity to choose a wide variety of materials and accessories in different styles. It is also a firm commitment to simplicity and minimalism that have been so popular lately.

2. Nothing is forbidden

You may have heard an interior design specialist say on more than one occasion that intense colours do not go well in small spaces, for example. It is important that you choose tones that connect directly with the personality you have. Therefore, the only colours that should be excluded are those that transmit negative feelings as this will end up projecting negativity into the room they are placed.

3. Give warm colours priority

Warm colours have many things in common with white. In particular, we are referring to mustard, olive and ochre, which have been in fashion for a long time. Undoubtedly, their use should be considered as a contrast to the cold and primary tonalities that have prevailed at the beginning of the new millennium. However, it is best to use them for textile elements and accessories that are easy to replace. In this way, you can always decorate your home in the latest fashion.

4. Intense colours are not incompatible with small rooms

We once again return to reiterate that those times when intense colours were not recommended for small rooms have been left behind. In fact, more and more decorators are opting on browns and oranges in small rooms and obtain optimal results. In addition, when blue is chosen, it is possible to provide greater clarity to rooms that lack adequate natural lighting. As if that were not enough, it is extremely easy to enhance these rooms with lamps and white lights.

5. Decorating with pastel colours is challenging, but not impossible

Some years ago, pastel colours burst into the world of interior design and, evidently, in thousands of homes. The truth is the results were not always the best as what ended up working for some people didn't work for others. The link between pastel colours with the Nordic and contemporary styles was the factor that determined this success.

However, with the passing of time, we have learned that, in order for pastel colours not to go out of fashion, the idea is to use them as background to paint as textures and accents in more intense tones. Only then is it possible to get the most out of them and get them to bring a touch of character to the room.

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6. The rustic touch feels natural

Do you have a country house or do you simply want to put a rustic touch to your home? If so, you should know that this style should always be matched with tones that evoke nature, i.e. with ocher, grey and green. Obviously, those that imitate wood are also important, but you should not forget to make pictorial references to stone, iron and cement, for example. Only then will you achieve the balance you seek.

7. In contemporary and modern environments, timeless colours complement the home

It is possible that when the colour white is used in excess, it ends up overwhelming the room and looking too cold. The solution? Provide a little warmth with dark wooden flooring. In addition, you can always bet on accessories in pink and gray shades for the walls. All this will help you highlight the windows, which are the main sources of lighting in your home and the areas you want to bring out the most. You can also include blue, grey, and mustard.

8. Stripes will help you increase the sense of spaciousness in small rooms

In the world of decoration, stripes seemed to have disappeared in the 80s. However, it has now been discovered that they are very useful when it comes to giving character to certain rooms and creating optical illusions of spaciousness in small rooms. For example, the use of parallel lines will help the room appear longer, while the perpendiculars will have an impact on the width.

9. Always take care of the primary colour

It must always be based on the fact that there are colours that look good together and others that do not. Therefore, if you want to be sure of achieving success, always choose those that belong to the same spectrum. This is the case, for example, of the hot and cold, which is never advisable to mix.

10. Be daring

At this point, when it comes to decorating your home, you should be a little daring. This is mainly due to the fact that in the world of interior design bravery is a very interesting factor. It is always best to try to take care of the basics and do a little test beforehand. For example, if you have a yellow sofa, you can opt on painting the wall in pink. The created effect will surprise you in a positive way.

Always keep in mind these 10 tips that we have just given you and you can be sure of choosing the right colours for your home decoration. Whether you consider yourself a daring, unique, or classic person, you will find these tips very useful indeed.

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