A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Colour Palette for Your Home  - Parker Knoll
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A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Colour Palette for Your Home 

Selecting the right colour palette for your home is a crucial decision that sets the tone for your space’s atmosphere and style. The colours you choose influence how you feel in each and every room. Your colour palette choice should be both cohesive and harmonious whilst reflecting your personality. 


Gathering Inspiration 

Start by collecting inspiration from various sources such as interior design magazines, websites, Pinterest boards, and even nature. Pay attention to colours that resonate with you and evoke the mood you want to create in your home. Warm tones such as reds and yellows will create an inviting and cosy atmosphere, while cool tones such as blues and greens evoke a calm and serene feeling. Neutrals can provide a timeless and versatile backdrop. 

Henley two seater sofa


Choose a Dominant Colour 

Select a dominant colour that will be the main hue in your colour palette. This colour should reflect your style and preferences. For a consistent look throughout your home, try using different shades of this colour throughout your home. 

Rowan Large Two Seater Recliner Sofa and Grand Sofa Button back


Pick Accent Colours 

Choose one or two accent colours that complement the dominant colour. These colours can add depth and interest to your space. They should contrast well with the dominant colour, creating a visually pleasing balance. 

Ashbourne Chair and Two Seater Powered Footrest Sofa


Use the 60-30-10 Rule 

Adhere to the 60-30-10 rule to maintain balance in your colour scheme. The dominant colour should cover about 60% of the room, the secondary colour takes up 30%, and the accent colour should be around 10%. This ensures that no colour overwhelms the space and maintains a perfect balance. 

Portland Armchair Power Recliner and Large Two Seater Power Recliner


Experiment with Colours 

Gather paint samples or fabric swatches and place them in the room to see how they interact with the existing elements, such as furniture and flooring. Natural and artificial lighting can affect how colours appear in your home. Test your chosen colours in various lighting conditions to ensure they look the way you want them to. Colours can appear different in daylight, incandescent, and LED lighting.  

Ultimately, the colour palette you choose should resonate with you and make you feel comfortable and inspired in your home. Trust your instincts and go with colours that you genuinely love and feel make your house a home! 

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