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The Foolproof Decor Strategy That's All
About Color Coordinating
According to interior designer Jennifer Burt, color coordinating in each room can help you create a cohesive vibe, decorate your home on a budget, and resist future impulse buys.
There’s a big difference between a balanced color scheme and a monochrome eyesore. Burt has plenty of advice to achieve an easy cohesive look without overdoing it.
Designers have used a “60-30-10” rule for years, where 60% of the room features the main color, 30% contains the accent color, and 10% uses small pops of a complementary color.
Mixing colors between the rooms of your house is a great way to keep things interesting, explore your many design moods, and ensure each corner has its own vibe.
Color coordinating is also a practical way to save money. When you only bring in items that fit the room’s color scheme, it’s easier to say no to impulse buys.
When picking colors for each room, Burt says that it helps to have one continuous color throughout the home, like white or “tinted neutrals” — simple shades with a touch of color.
Once you’ve got your unifying shade, experiment with accents. A balance of one neutral and two accent colors will look appealing, such as beige, pink, and navy in the bedroom.
You don’t need to overhaul your own home or go on a shopping spree to fit your new color scheme. Instead of buying new things, rearrange décor to fit into the colors of each room.