5 Common Mistakes to Avoid While Selecting a Colour Scheme

Choosing a colour scheme is an integral part of interior designing. What colours you choose and how you pair them up, define your whole design. Making mistakes while choosing a colour scheme is very common if you are starting from scratch. After all, the fine balance of combining different colours with different patterns takes a lot of consideration. Here, we will have a look at 5 common mistakes that people make while choosing a colour scheme.


1. Choosing Too Many Colors in One Room :


People still like to stick to the mantra of "the more the better". However, that is not true in most cases. Walking into a room with way too many colours can be a bit overwhelming and tacky.


Normally, a colour palette or scheme shouldn't exceed six colours, even for eccentric design styles. If choosing six colours seems too difficult, you can go for three or four. Make sure there is one dominant colour, one standard colour, and one or two accent colours.




2. Not Considering Little Decorative Pieces



This is one of the most common mistakes made by homeowners and designers alike. When you are designing a room, even a little decorative piece plays a part in the overall colour scheme. Placing decorative pieces such as lamps, wall hangings, sculptures etc is often the last step in interior design.


However, don't just settle for anything you like. Instead, properly evaluate whether or not this piece will match your overall colour palette or not. Even small pieces can make a huge impact on a design, so choose them properly.






3. Matching Furniture and Other Decor to Wall Colors :


When designing a room, what generally do people do is they first select the colour of the walls and afterwards furniture, fabrics, layers, textures, and so on; But the exact opposite should be done. One should always start with other items that occupy a room, like a sofa, rug, upholstery and then choose a paint colour that goes with them.




4. Forgetting the Ceiling :



The ceiling is considered the fifth wall of the room. So, never forget it while choosing a colour scheme? Ceilings are a large expanse of space that requires just as much attention as the walls or floor in the room.


To maximize your ceiling's impact on a room, you might want to choose a pale or neutral shade that compliments your bright walls. Try to avoid dark ceilings as they give off negative vibes and also make the space look much smaller.




5. Not Considering the Lighting :



Lighting can have a huge impact and It is important to remember that natural lighting affects the colour scheme during the day while artificial lighting does the same during the night. Like that, the overall impression of the room keeps changing. Before you commit to a colour scheme, always put up a sample swatch and live with it for some time to check the colour in the space.



A person cannot change the colour of the home frequently so, the five mistakes mentioned above should be avoided. In the absence of these, the whole process will become a lot easier.



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