Adding Colour to Your Home

Adding ColourWorking on making your home look as appealing as possible to potential buyers? You don’t need a degree in interior design to create rooms that look perfect. Following some basic color rules can go a long way toward improving your home’s appearance. You can start with the 60-30-10 rule.

This rule states that you should decorate each room in terms of percentages. Use a dominant color for 60 percent of the room, a secondary color for 30 percent and an accent color for 10 percent. The 60 percent usually means the walls of a room, while the 30 percent generally includes furniture and upholstery. The remaining 10 percent is reserved for decor items or accent pieces, such as a vase of flowers or throw pillows. The small splash of color that the accent pieces provide is enough to make any room more interesting without being too distracting or overwhelming. The secondary color helps balance out the dominant color and keep it from making a room seem too dull, especially when the dominant color is a neutral shade, such as beige. When choosing these colors, make sure you pick ones that complement each other. As long as you don’t pick colors that clash, the 60-30-10 rule should work just fine for your home.

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