If you’re becoming bored with your current home decor and are itching to undertake a new home project, consider redecorating your home by updating the color scheme. While it is fairly common to simply change the colors of your curtains or throw pillows, be bold enough to take an adventure into the wild world of complementary color decor. Decorating an entire room in complementary colors can become overwhelming and rather difficult to visually enjoy if done improperly. Here, we will provide with a few simple tips that will keep your home decor project on track while making the most out of your complementary color scheme additions.
Start With Modest Pieces
The first step you should take to ensure that your complementary color scheme fits your home is to start off small. Begin your complementary color adventure with smaller items such as a lamp, a picture, or a chair. Resist the urge to make permanent decorating decisions such as painting walls, buying wall fixtures, or changing the carpet. These are not only decorative choices that introduce the most severe amounts of change, they’re also the choices that tend to be the most expensive. Don’t waste your money on a decorative scheme that you may not like once it’s implemented.
Maintain A Balance
Once you’ve established a working complementary color scheme, step up your decorating game by adding in a few larger pieces to really make the colors burst. Do keep in mind that complementary colors can be rather overwhelming if one color is more prevalent than the other. By keeping the amount of each color balanced, the color scheme maintains a pleasant smoothness that is easy on the eyes.
Subtlety As An Art
Sometimes the best way to add a complementary color scheme to your home decor is to use subtlety. There are wild and bold options for home decor, but these options may not be best for the mood you’re trying to evoke with your room style. Should you find that your complementary colors are clashing instead of harmonizing, try using a more somber hue of the selected colors. A lighter or darker hue will help to neutralize the clashing brightness of the colors with a splash of white, gray, or black. This use of a more subdued color hue will help to cancel out the negative effects from the complementary colors and promote a sweet blending of the two instead.
Always remember to test new paint colors on a small, hidden section of your wall before painting the entire area. Also, if you’re having trouble finding the correct shade for your color scheme, you can take a picture of the color you need to a paint store. They have computer applications that will assist you with color matching.