If you were to tour model homes in the greater Boulder, CO, region, you would see that they have one thing in common: a cohesive color palette. Using a fixed color palette in a variety of ways enhances the flow from one room to another while still feeling connected. This is a key element for open floor plans. It also helps narrow your choices as you decorate.
Another benefit of developing a color palette, or mood board, is being able to feature a mood for each room. Want a cheery kitchen? Use your goldenrod as the hero color there. Want a sultry bedroom? Use gray on the walls and antique navy accents.
Developing your personal color palette—a sequence of colors that blend together, look beautiful together, and create the look you love—may be easier than you imagine. Your personal designer at Jacobsen Brothers Painting will have some great tips to get you started. In three easy steps, you can have a beautiful color palette that you won’t grow tired of any time soon.
Pick your favorite color. If your favorite color is something dramatic, like royal blue, you might want to consider looking at it from different versions of the same color, using the monochromatic approach. You can lighten it or darken it and still have the color you love that is easy to work into your color palette.
Choose your favorite white or neutral color. For open floor plans, this color may make up the majority of your walls, so make sure you love it. If you love a dark neutral, consider making it the trim color with a lighter version of the same color or a favorite white as the main color.
Have fun with one, two or even three accent colors. Now is the time to consider the moods you will want to feature in each room. More relaxing, muted colors will keep the tone peaceful while exciting, vibrant colors will amp up the energy level. If you want a harmonious look, choose three colors in a row on the color wheel by starting with your favorite color from Step 1. If you want an opposing color, look across the color wheel or make a triangle using your favorite color as the starting point. Take those colors up or down to find the saturation that will bring out the right mood.
And presto! You have your own color palette! You have the main color for the walls, a favorite color for accent walls or trim, and a couple complementary colors for secondary spaces or for eye-catching accents.
Why Choose Jacobsen Brothers Painting?
Narrowing down your choices to your favorites can be a daunting task if you are a color lover. If you are not a fan of color, choosing a palette can be just as daunting. Jacobsen Brothers Painting has the experience to help you determine what colors sing the song of your heart.
A trustworthy, professional, experienced painting company of over 60 years, Jacobsen Brothers Painting can help you from start to finish with all your painting needs.
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Ready to begin the journey of finding your own, personal color palette? Call us today at (303) 449-3239 or email us at email@example.com to schedule your free consultation. Our designer is ready to meet with you and help you discover the colors that you love that can make your whole home look unified and attractive.