Color has a significant impact on first impressions. Choosing the perfect color for your home can add extra charm that endears both dwellers and visitors. However, it’s easy to mess up the combination of colors. The selection process may be subjective for all, but here are some ideas that might help you ace that color mix you’re aiming for.

Consider the Floor Plan.

Although a floor plan is an incomplete representation of your home, it’s best to utilize it to visualize the outcome that you would like to achieve. Spaces that are close to each other or used together should have colors that complement each other to create a sense of flow. It will be easier to track down these coexisting elements through the floor plan to make your choices easier later on.

Know What You Want.

Deciding on a color scheme is the hardest part of choosing colors. However, if you know exactly what you want, it will be an easier decision to make. First, ask yourself how you’d want the place to appear. Do you want it to look cozy? Should it look like a fun place to be? Or is it a place where you want to relax? Identifying what you want for the area will help you decide better on which colors to choose to match the ideas you have in your mind.

Determine Which Room is Central. 

Every home has a central room, usually the living room or the gallery, where most people go to. Ensure that the main room has the best choice of colors as it is where people stay most of the time. It should be stylish, elegant, bold, and confident. After all, the central room is the first thing people see. Make sure it leaves a lasting impression on the whole house.

Match Colors with Patterns.

A mixture between colors and patterns makes the room a bit more special. Colors can be either solid-colored walls or pops of colors all over. Meanwhile, patterns can mean wallpapers or textures found in the house’s materials. The idea is to make both elements complement each other to produce another aspect as one. Utilize any existing color or pattern in the place and find a complementary component to make the process of matching simpler.

Remember to Test the Colors.

Even local hardware stores now carry swatches that helps customers visualize how the colors will appear on certain materials. Aside from utilizing swatches, it pays to see the colors under various lighting conditions to ensure that they still match each other regardless of the light source. 

Testing the colors is essential as most hues change in shade, tint, or highlight once exposed to various types of light. If the colors change under different lighting, there is a tendency that the colors may appear mismatched from each other.


What’s important is to have fun. Design is very subjective. Allow yourself to show your creativity and personality while choosing elements for your home. But if you’re unsure of your choices, it pays to go neutral or earth-toned. Neutral colors play it safe in design but still deliver astonishing results. However, if you’re going neutral, add a bit of color from time to time to avoid making the place appear too dull and simplistic.

As we say in Duke Homes, “Many promises, we deliver.” Trust us to design a luxury custom home for you and see the results happen right in front of your eyes. Call us now for an appointment through our website.