COLOUR, SPACE, FEEL
The next step is to assign each colour palette to a space within your home according to the feel. So for example, these green tones produced in my example convey a sense of freshness, vibrancy and creativeness. Therefore, I’m going to use these colours to inspire the interiors in my home office. Remember colour is personal, how it makes one person feel may be different from another so select colour according to how it personally affects you.
HOW TO USE COLOUR
Even a simple image with what you might think as one or two colours will produce a myriad of tones you’d never thought possible. From the generated colour palette, I recommend choosing around 3-6 colours for each space. These colours may be used for paint, furnishings or accessories. Whether you use the colours in a subtle way or a more bold and direct way is your choice and depends on your style.
If you’re not sure how much colour to use, reflect back at the images you gathered in the How To Define Your Unique Interior Style exercise (blog # 3) and take the time to review the images. Have they used the colour on the walls? Have they used it on the sofa or just a few accent cushions and decor?
THE END RESULT
Now every time I walk into my home office, not only will this space make me feel how I want to feel, but it will evoke fond memories of precious time spent with a dear friend. It’s these connections that create a home with heart, that you’ll enjoy for a very long time.
See now, isn’t that way better than painting your room an “on-trend” colour that you saw in a magazine? Ah, that’s a big yes Franny!
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