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Incorporating Color Into Your Home Remodel

Young couple looking at paint samples while thinking about incorporating color into a home

Color has slowly been making its way back into homes, but if you’ve been living in an all-white or millennial-gray home, adding color may be intimidating.

Not knowing which colors or how much of them you should include in your remodel is a typical worry our clients have since too much might make a space look chaotic, but not enough will leave it looking lifeless. 

If this sounds like you, we have tips on how to create a plan for incorporating color into your home remodel.

Think About the Lighting

Consider how much light your space receives before getting to work. If you are dead set on a specific color for cabinetry or paint colors, for example, take a look at what it looks like in that particular space since different types of lighting can make colors look different and might not be what you are hoping for.

It’s also important to look at how much natural lighting your space gets. Deep, dark shades will work well in a room with plenty of natural lighting, while a space with little lighting would benefit from lighter and brighter colors.

Be Practical when Incorporating Color into Your Home

It’s a good idea to think about what the space you’re remodeling is used for and consider the psychology behind various colors. (Try this article from Benjamin Moore) For example, if you’re remodeling your home office, it’s a good idea to choose soothing and tranquil colors like pale blue or green to allow you to concentrate and stay away from loud, bright colors like yellow or orange. 

Consult the Classic Rules

Color may be new to you, but designers have used this simple rule for decades: 60-30-10, where 60% of the room uses your primary color, 30% uses a secondary color, and 10% uses an accent color. This rule will ensure that no one color will overwhelm your space but it will still look interesting.

If you’re stuck on which colors to choose from, look no further than the tried and true color wheel. If you want to include blue in your design, the color opposite of it on the color wheel can act as a complementary color, which, in this case, would be orange.

In a kitchen, you could have blue cabinets working as the primary color, and orange could be an accent color used sparingly throughout the space.

Find Colors that Make You Happy

Forget the trends. Find colors that bring you joy. If your favorite color is bright green, why not design your kitchen around a bright green tiled backsplash?

Are you more of a Midnight Blue fan? Perfect! Midnight blue would look stunning in a shower. It is your house, so including your favorite colors will make the space feel like home while showing off your character.  If you’re ready to add some color to your home, we are here to help. We can talk you through the selection process and make sure to design a space that you will love. Give us a call!

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