So you want to change the colour scheme in your space but have absolutely no idea where to start? Or have found one colour you like but don’t know what other shades will go with it? You’re not alone in this, there’s so much to choose from!
I recently was asked to do a colour consultation on living room and dining room. My client hired me as she had spent weeks deliberating over which colours to choose and had looked at so many it had become overwhelming. She was so lost she wasn’t even sure which colours went together anymore.
Choosing colours for an interior can be pretty daunting, there is so much choice out there and unless you know specifically a colour scheme, even narrowing down which hue of pink or green you want to use can seem like a massive task and then you need to make sure it will work with your other choices in the space.
One thing I always say, if you’re unsure of which colour scheme to choose or what goes with what , have a look to nature…”but whats that got to with paint or colour selections?” I hear you say….well, nature doesn’t really get colour wrong. From the prettiest flowers to the wings of an insect, if you look closely you will see the colour schemes generally match. You can get inspiration from almost anywhere, often if I have a client that is not sure of the way they want to take the scheme I sift through sites particularly Pinterest to show them how nature would do it.
Take this squash for example, the colours work beautifully together and are not overpowering. You could take just one colour from this image or all of it and then use it as the guide for your colour palette.
photo credit: Tucan at “Biocentro Guembe” in Santa Cruz, Bolivia via photopin (license)