Finding a color palette for your new living space is as easy as opening your eyes. Look around. See colors that appeal to you. Choose only colors you are drawn to. Let the seasonal fall colors inspire you: soft golden orange, deep brown, leaves, and sky. Or maybe you’re inspired by colors that are natural but vibrant—like a basket of artichokes at a farmers’ market. Or get inspired by a neutral room setting with spots of color from your magazine. Look everywhere—and if you really get stuck, check your closet. There’s likely a favorite sweater, dress, or piece of clothing to inspire a color palette that’s exactly what you had in mind.
PICKING YOUR PAINT COLOR
Don’t pick your color for the room first. You need to draw inspiration from the pieces that will be in that room, such as a piece of furniture, a rug, or a favorite piece of artwork.
Keep a balance with a neutral base palette and vibrant, colorful accents. If you really want brightly colored walls, make sure the furniture and accessories in the room are neutral colors to balance it out.
Paint large swatches of different colors on a wall before making your final decision on color and sheen. Leave them for up to a week so you can experience them at different times of day and with different lighting.
ADDING MORE COLOR.
Once you have your basic paint picked out, you might decide the room is not colorful enough for you. An easy way to add more color is to play up monochromatic color schemes by adding an accent color that is a cooler or warmer version of the initial color. Using a color wheel will make this much easier. You can also use a color wheel to pick a complementary color—colors that are across from each other create an intense and vibrant feeling together.
A Waypoint designer can help you design a kitchen that’s exactly what you had in mind!
As lead Kitchen and Bath Designer for Waypoint Living Spaces®, my goal is to become a partner and support you in the creation of beautiful living spaces. As a busy mother of two, I have a true understanding and appreciation for a well-designed, functional space. That's why I'm here - to deliver expert support and content that makes your job easier. Together, let's achieve exactly what you have in mind!
Jennifer LeMarr, CKBD
Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer
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