Our home is an extension of who we are. When you visit a friend’s space, you can see little bits of their personality in the details—from the lighting fixtures they choose the way they fold (or don’t fold) their throw blankets. If you want people to view your home as a true testament to your personality, then you have to find ways to make it your own.
One of the best ways to do that is with color. Color affects mood and that means the colors you pick affect how people view your home and, therefore, your personality. You can elevate this personality snapshot by picking specific colors and utilizing them in the best way possible. To help you on your way to a lovely mesh between you and your space, take a look at these different ways to tastefully add color to your home. You won’t regret it!
Consider Wall and Furniture Color
A lot of people forget to think about matching wall colors to the furniture. But, if you’re switching to a new wall color, you must determine whether the new hue will match the furniture. Think about it this way: if you had a blue wall with blue furniture, that may complement, but that doesn’t always mean it’s the right choice for your home. Instead, think about what sort of tan or off-white walls could elevate the blue in the furniture.
Your wall color plays a big role in your room’s feel. Make sure you’re smart about your wall choices before you put your paint roller to the wall.
Bring Color into the Small Details
As we briefly mentioned, it’s often best to stick to a neutral wall—neutral as your base hue in the color scheme—and then add color to the small details. A tastefully decorated room won’t overwhelm the senses. Rather, if designed well, the room should bring a sense of peace or belonging—easing the eye rather than burdening it.
To do this, think about how you can bring in small pops of color. We’ve listed out a few of our favorite ways to tastefully add color to your space below.
- Use throw blankets and pillows
- Choose curtains that have texture and personality
- Paint an accent wall
- Bring in flowers and have your bright colors come from nature
- Change out the feet of the furniture to something more colorful
- Add in artwork
Remember, your home is an extension of yourself. If you have a buoyant personality, then you may want to add more color, and that’s okay. As long as you feel comfortable in how the room is portrayed, that’s ultimately what matters most.
Don’t Overload the Room with Color
That said, there is a difference between matching your bubbly personality by adding color and not understanding how best to pair color. Your space can be colorful without alarming people. Make sure you pick color schemes that work well together; this may mean doing a bit of research on the color wheel and seeing what works and what doesn’t. If you have a room with more than three or four colors, then you may need to make some changes.