How to Choose Furniture Colour: All You Need To Know

Decorating a new place or redoing your home? Whatever the case, it can be challenging to choose furniture colour and decor exactly how you imagined. A vital aspect of this process is coordinating colours. 

If you want to learn how to select furniture colours and coordinate them with different tones and colour pallets, keep following the read! 

Paint or Furniture, What Comes First? 

If we are talking about decorating, you probably have an idea in mind of what you like. Maybe you have saved some inspiration on Pinterest or have taken pictures of the types of furniture you want. 

Usually, people begin by choosing the colour of the room. But we are here to tell you that you should actually start by picking the furniture colour. 

Decorating your home office? Start by choosing the study table or office chair’s colours. 

Redoing a bedroom? Go to the furniture store with the room furniture colour in mind instead of the walls. Only after you choose the desk, sofa, sheet set, pillowcase, cushions, and everything else you need will you select the room’s colour. 

This goes for every colour, except for maybe white. So don’t worry about this before you choose your furniture. 

By doing this, you naturally set the room’s tone by building a palette. For example, you can match a bright colour desk with a neutral wall. It is important to remember that furniture comes in a limited range of colours. 

Sometimes you fall in love with a sofa that only comes in three colours. But with paint, you can find so many different ones and even combine them. So don’t settle for an office desk you do not like because of the room wall colour. 

You might be thinking that some pieces can be a significant investment. But you can easily change the atmosphere of the room with accessories. For example, a white duvet cover can make a considerable difference in a room, and you can change it whenever you like. 

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Consider Your Own Colour Scheme

Now that we are in tune regarding what you should choose first, let’s decide on the colours. Here we have the different types of colour schemes that you can choose from. This way is easier to determine which ones are a better fit for each other. 

When thinking about color schemes, first find the most challenging furniture pieces. Then, think of the ones that will be the center of the decoration. 

Only after that, pick your accessories. But, of course, those can change every now and then. 

You can play with warm and cool colours in your decor project. The warm colours are more energetic. They drive more attention to a room, but be careful. They can also make it look smaller. 

If you want to make a room seem bigger, you should use colder colours. They are calming and create a more expansive atmosphere. Here are some examples: 

  • Analogous: the colours used are the ones that appear next to each other on the colour wheel. For example, yellows can be used with orange to create a colourful and soothing palette for the room. 
  • Monochromatic: here, different tones of the same colour are used across your room. For example, you can have a dark green wall paired with soft green sofas and art in a green forest.
  • Contrast: Thecontrasting colours are usually the opposite of one another on the colour wheel. You can have red and green in the same room but in different pieces of furniture, for example. 
  • Complementary: If you’re going for something more coordinated, you can choose colours that naturally complement one another. Complementary colour combos usually are bold, creating a dramatic look. 

Now you are ready to pick your furniture colours and create an aesthetic interior-design-like room. 

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