The easiest way to create a colour palette for your home

Choosing colours for your home is challenging. If you want to know how to create a colour palette for your home the easy way, then read on.

The simplest way to create a colour scheme is to start with an inspiration piece or image.

Getting started is the hardest part.  Once you find your inspiration, you have a starting point.

Look for colours you like or the feeling you get from an image.

An inspiration piece can be anything, for example, some fabric, artwork, a rug, a shop or restaurant you love to visit or an image online.


The simplest way to create a colour palette

Once you have your image, fabric or whatever you have chosen, you can start looking at the colours in more detail.

Select one neutral colour.  This may be white, beige, grey or pale green, etc.  This will be the colour you use for your largest area.

You can choose any colour you like, but I am basing this on the fact that most people like their walls to be neutral.

Choose 2-3 additional colours.  They might be other neutrals or some bolder colours or a combination.

Once you have selected your colours, you can start building on them to create an entire scheme.


How to build your colour palette

Select a variety of lighter, darker and muted tones of the base colours. You will end up with a range of colours you will use throughout your home that relate to each other.

You can use any combinations you like varying the tones to suit the mood you want to create in each room. 

This is the easiest way to create a colour palette for your home and ensure that it creates a flow throughout.


Tips for choosing colour combinations.

Here are a couple of tips to get you started and give you an idea of how you can use your colour palette.

Choose a neutral as your wall colour throughout our home. Select a lighter version of this for your ceiling. Trims can be lighter or darker depending on the look you are going for. 

Select a lighter or darker version for large furniture items.  Pick out 2-3 accent colours to use throughout your home, varying the tone to create contrast and interest.

Image source: Canva

Another idea is to select 3-4 colours out of the palette you have created.  Use a different colour for walls and large furniture in each room but stick to the base colours, again varying tones to create interest.

Image source: Canva

Each room will have a different feel, but it will create flow throughout your home because you are using the same base hues.

What you need to do now is find your inspiration piece and build your colour palette.

I would love to know how you go with this so leave a comment below.

Until next time,

Happy decorating,


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