So before I tell you the rules – there are 2 things you need to take into consideration
Are there colours that you are stuck with and that you will have to design your room around? Maybe you are in a rented space with accent walls / wallpaper? Maybe you have family furniture that you won’t be selling? You have to take those points into consideration before choosing a new palette.
Get a starting point. Is there an art piece / photograph / cushion / rug you absolutely love and want to incorporate in your newly designed space? They make for a really great starting point.
For example - if you’ve loved our AA Living mustard petal rug – you already have a complex bright shade to work with. *wink wink*
Now for the rules
60% of your home should be a neutral base
30% of your home should be a secondary colour
10% should be a fun pop of color / accent shade
60% can be cream / white / light grey
Which you can incorporate though walls, big furniture items and maybe even rugs.
30% can be any secondary color on the color wheel
I like to add it in my curtains / small paintings and even my bedding.
10% can be the fun part - a pop of color
A really fun décor items like a throw or our best selling evil eye cushion! You really need some fun shades to add personality to your space.
Any other rules you swear by? Leave me a comment.