by ipdesign |
July 6th, 2010 |
Home Improvement,How to and DIY,Interior Decorating
How do you choose a color scheme? It’s really quite easy – but first you have to fall in love! Fall in love with a painting, fall in love with wallpaper, an area rug, even a floral arrangement – and the color scheme of your dreams will magically appear! Anything with a pattern – including upholstery or drapery can give your color choices a wonderful starting place.
When developing your color scheme, remember the 60%-30%-10% rule of thumb. Your favorite color should play a dominant role (60%), while other colors should be proportionate to your dominant color focus. And don’t forget the importance of adding a “splash” color to your new décor. That’s where the 10% rule comes in!