Style Lesson: Find Your Focal Colours First - Rustic Furniture Outlet

Style Lesson: Find Your Focal Colours First

Colour can be the trickiest part about creating a cozy room. There are just SO many choices! But the best part is that a great colour palette can create a harmonious room that you can look forward to being in every day.

But as much as many of us love paint, it should never be the first item you decide on. Sure you can say, I'd love a blue room, but never, never pick that paint chip first. Why? Well, you can match a paint colour to just about any pillow, piece of furnishing or artwork you wish, but you will have an extremely difficult time matching a pillow, a rug or textile to the colour you already put on your wall. Start with some items that are easier to mix and match and THEN pick your wall colour based on those pieces.

When on a shopping trip, find items such as two pillows and one rug that would make fantastic colour palettes. Wrap your room (and adjoining rooms) around these focal colours and you'll have a harmonious home that you'll be excited about coming home to every night.

Subtle & Soft

A blue pillow would be a fantastic addition to a relaxing palette for a sunny spot in your house. I've shown this pillow with a beige sofa, but you could pair it with many neutral furnishings. This space comes together by the neutral colour for the walls, the furniture in a deeper neutral, and then adding greenery adds different textures and scale. The use of the natural textures for the rug (think of sisal rugs, or burlap burlap) will lend your living room to be absolutely inspirational. 



Bright & Cozy

A pillow would introduce a welcome pop of colour into a neutral room. The bright colours will transition well throughout the seasons too. Choose large upholstered furniture in neutrals and bring in accent furniture or artwork in the brighter colours of the cushion.

Or you can go bold on your walls with this palette and layer lots of wood, leather and cozy throws into this room. If you want to pick a bold palette, try the blue or yellow on your walls, cover your furniture with the deep brown, add accent chairs with the neutrals and pepper in reds and greys throughout as your accents.

Closing remarks

Keep in mind that to create a whole home palette you should use a similar palette throughout adjoining rooms. If, for example, you choose a red accent wall in your living room, try to carry that same red through in accents in the kitchen or dining room.

And remember, colours are so personal that there's not one perfect choice, instead there many options that can make a room come to life.

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