The colours that you chose to decorate the various different spaces in your home can really make or break the overall look of the place .
Here then are some very simple do’s and don’ts that are well worth keeping in mind when you are choosing colours for your next home decorating or redecorating project:

DO Learn about the Colour Wheel – The colour wheel is a decades old very simple tool used by artists and interior designers from all over the world.

In the middle off this wheel you will find the three primary colours from which every other colour is created– red, blue and yellow. These colours are then surrounded by the secondary hues – orange, purple and green. When you then combine those secondary colours with their neighboring primary colour on the wheel you get the third level of colours on the wheel – yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-green, blue-purple, red-purple, red-orange.

These are of course far from the only colours out there that you can choose from . Each shade has tons of different versions ! However if you understand these basic color options and just how these colours are created you can gain a much better perspective about what might work for your home

DON’T be scared to choose complementary colours – Although it is true that colours on the colour wheel do look great if you let them “hang out” with their neighbors – the yellows with the greens, the blues with the purples – if you want something a little different, but still not garishly clashing, you can think about pairing colours from opposite sides of the wheel, the cool colours that complement the warm ones.

For example pairing a bold and beautiful orange chair with delicate light blue area rugs can give a room a very pulled together, rather tropical look , one that would be great for a living room that enjoys a lot of natural light.

DO learn about the Psychology of Colour – Different colours can create completely different vibes in a room and that is something that is well worth keeping mind when you are choosing colors as well. Need an example? Well red is a bold, rather sensual colour that usually seems to invoke actions, while a blue will be a lot more serene, calm and relaxing.

DON’T Forget that Colours Change Depending on Their Surroundings – The exact same colour can actually look very different when it’s used in different ways. A big rectangle of a certain shade will look much lighter than a thin line of the exact same shade, something to keep in mind when you are trying out those paint testers on a tiny patch of wall when you intend to paint the whole room!