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Choosing Your Color Scheme

When the time comes to redecorate a room, few things compare to the importance of choosing your color scheme. The hue you choose is going to be in place for a while and it makes sense to find something that creates a comfortable and welcoming environment. Remember that different rooms in the home serve different purposes. It might be okay for a person to take more of a "color risk" in the kitchen or bathroom versus the bedroom. Most people want their bedrooms to be an oasis where they can sit back and let go of the day. Choosing the right colors in this space is of utmost importance.

1. Think About the Colors You Love
Looking in your closet is a great way to find out which colors you really love. The search for the right color scheme might just start in your closet and work its way out to the rest of the room or house. Don't be alarmed if you see a lot of red or brown in there. Every space, when planned out and designed, will have multiple colors that coordinate together to create a wonderful look.

2. Choose Color Based on a Favorite Item:
If there isn't a noticeable theme in the closet, begin to look around for objects that you hold dear. Do you have a favorite painting hanging on the wall or a special figurine that you have held onto for years? Use these items to start your color scheme search. Try to incorporate the colors found in those objects into the overall d?cor of a room.

3. Choose the Color Based on the Largest Item in the Room:
Sometimes a room already has a couple pieces of furniture or even a large rug that is already in place. Instead of tossing everything and starting over again, look at the colors on the largest item in the room. Consider using that as part of the color scheme for the room. If the couch is a beautiful salmon color, you don't need to paint the walls that color. Instead, look for a color that coordinates well and will make the couch stand out even more.

4. Bring In More then One Color:
A room cannot be completely compromised of one color. It makes everything blend together and takes away your ability to draw attention to certain parts of the house. Instead, choose an accent color that is going to be complementary to the original color chosen. For those new to the idea of coordinating colors, it helps to check out a color wheel. According to many designers, there are certain color groupings that are timeless. When in doubt, these can be used as a default for the color scheme. Examples include groupings such as black, white and red; lavender and brown; blue and yellow and even navy and white. These classic color schemes can make it easy to decorate any space.

Once the color scheme is complete, the task of buying new furniture might be the next step to consider for a room's improvement. Take samples of the colors chosen to a Fortune Woods Oak Furniture Store and look over each piece of furniture's color and texture to get a better idea of which items will look best in your newly designed space.

Source: Fortune Woods

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