Choosing Colors Based on the Styles and Themes

Have you ever realized that home décor depends greatly on colors? Can you imagine what your house will look like if you just paint it all white without any other colors at all? In fact, colors have been used in various styles and they can differentiate one style characteristic from the others. If you want to deliver a certain style or effect, make sure that you choose only the right hues.

Modern Living

In modern living theme, you are basically free to choose any colors that you want. This kind of style usually use bright and bold hues, and it is okay to combine more than one color to create contrasting yet stylish effect. After all, the principle of modern living is to include eye-catching elements to create energy and harmony, by using layers of bright colors – along with cooler hues – to make everything pop out. For instance, you can paint your home office in dark blue with white cabinets. Use a fuchsia desk with bold floral patterns to create dynamic and energetic atmosphere. It is bold and yet stylish in the most eye-catching manner. Or you can paint the living room in pale blue and place a dark blue chandelier as the focal point. You can also consider using dark blue wall sconces that will distribute the bold colors evenly around the room.

Updated Classic

The main characteristic of update classic style is the usage of muted colors. The colors aren’t bold or bright like the Modern Living, but they somehow create very nice appeal when combined together because the result is quite bizarre and unusual. The simplest example is the usage of purple for a diy room decor, accompanied by white furnishing. It is somewhat creating a retro look, and yet stylish and luxurious at the same time. You can also paint the room in cream and then add teal accessories to create a harmonious balance. Sometimes you only need to have one color with different patterns so the overall look will be interesting; not plain or boring. Consider combining white, pale green, and gray or dark blue, white, and pale peach.

Industrial

The main focus of the Industrial theme is more on the space and function; not the form. This style uses natural and raw elements, like wood, brick, metals, and basic colors. You can combine earthy colors like brown and Mocha with a cooler tone like gray or silver, or darker hue like black. For instance, you can paint the room in dark gray, add white or silver accessories, and use a few black accents to strengthen the Industrial feel. If you want to add more color, you can paint the room in warm orange, have white furniture, and top it off with gray accents.

Coastal

The coastal theme is all about being open, breezy, and light, so you should use bright and light colors. Think of the open sea and you get the idea! Paint the room in light blue, have light pink for the window sills, and have orange floor will look great and ideal. You can also paint the room in pale pink and have turquoise wooden windows or doors to create such breezy effect. The coastal theme is about being cheerful and bright, so incorporate it into the colors.

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