The color palette of my home has been evolving since Day 1, or if you want to be specific, since Day -30 when I heard word that the offer I made had been accepted and I began counting down until the closing date. I’m a girl that likes color, so rich, saturated colors have made their way into every room of my home. There certainly has been some evolution to my home’s palette since Day -30, but by gradually introducing new accent colors over the years, I was able to customize my interior design aesthetic and ended up with a home that embraces a full spectrum of colors in a very easy way.
Whether you’re building a home, buying a home, or just vying for a change in interior scenery, you’ll also want to look at these three articles if you’re looking for tips on establishing your homes’ color palette:
- How to choose a color scheme on DIY Network
- Six perfect color palettes on HGTV
- and Psychology of a color on HGTV Remodels
When you have an established color palette, you’ll want to take it everywhere you go. Rather than carrying a purse full of paint chips, for example, I painted a dowel into a striped representation of every single color that I have painted in my home, both main walls and accent colors, and it helps a lot if I’m color matching decor or trying to remember exactly how purple that purple door is. It fits perfectly into my wallet, and couldn’t be more convenient. You should try it too.
What are your best tips for creating and adhering to a home palette?
Catching the home improvement bug at an early age, Emily Winters is a now a devoted DIYer living in Rochester, NY. The projects she covers on her blog Merrypad range from painting a wall to building a deck, so it’s only natural she landed at DIYNetwork.com. You can follow Emily on twitter at @merrypad and like her on facebook at facebook.com/merrypad.