There are many elements you need to balance when starting a home remodeling project. One of the most important tasks is to create a color palette. A color palette will guide your entire project and ensure that all design elements come together to create a cohesive look at the end. Without a color palette, you can end up with a mismatched design that you may have to correct later. There are several steps you can take to create the perfect color palette for your home.
Consider Your Fixed Elements
Most home remodels keep at least some existing elements in the home, such as flooring, walls, trim, or countertops. Whatever elements will remain after the remodel must be considered in your overall color scheme. Even if your fixed elements are neutral colors, you still need to consider them when choosing new colors.
An excellent place to start is with the undertones of your fixed elements. For example, if your trim and flooring have warm undertones, try to stay in the same family when choosing colors for your remodel. Staying in the same undertone family allows you to select many colors without resulting in a mismatched look.
Stay Within a Color Scheme
A good place to start when creating your color palette is to choose a color scheme based on your design vision or other inspiration. Unfortunately, there are almost endless color schemes, some more complicated than others.
Unless you are a color theory specialist, it’s best to stick with the most simple and accommodating color schemes. These would be monochromatic, analogous, and complementary. These color schemes are easy to follow and will ensure that your final product is cohesive.
Choose a Mix of Vibrant Colors and Neutrals
Many homeowners are more comfortable with selecting neutral colors for their color palettes. However, it is crucial to add some color when opting for a neutral palette. A home color palette with all neutrals can create a dull, washed-out look. Adding color will help bring out the natural elements in your home and achieve the specific look and feel you are going for.
Even if you don’t intend to use colors heavily in your home, selecting at least two non-neutral colors in case something changes during the design process is important. Don’t pick your colors in isolation; make sure to pick them in conjunction with your neutrals.
Choose a Bold and a Complement
Homeowners often prefer to incorporate one bold color into their home design. Even if you are going for a very monochromatic and neutral look, your color palette should still have a bold color you can use if the need arises. This color is one of the most important in the selection process.
When choosing your bold color, make a practical selection, meaning a color you won’t get tired of quickly. Also, ensure that it complements your fixed elements. In addition to the single bold color, you will need a color to complement the bold.
If you choose a monochromatic look, the complement will generally be a lighter tone of the bold color. If you select an analogous palette, it will be the color next to your bold one on the color wheel.
Friel Lumber Company Can Help You!
Friel Lumber Company experts can help you with your home remodeling project in Maryland from start to finish. In addition, we can guide you in creating a color palette and design for your project.
Whether you are doing a light remodel or starting from the studs, we have a hardware store for materials and the experts to help you bring your project in Kent Island and the Eastern Shore to life. Call us today to get started.