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November 6, 2019

5 Fundamentals for Using Accent Colors

5 Fundamentals for Using Accent Colors

Have you ever noticed that, when you do something from a confident perspective, it simply turns out better?  Lack of confidence causes stress, which leaves you in a mess, a condition you don’t want to find yourself in while trying to choose color schemes for your home. Take a breath, and consider our blueprint for deciding on the perfect color accents to match your new wall colors.

To make your home feel the way you want, you’ll need to make an informed plan and work it. You have already chosen your wall colors, so now let’s have fun.

Use a Very Few Accent Colors in Each Room

One of the reasons it’s so easy to get overwhelmed when choosing color schemes for your home is because people, in general, think it takes many colors to make a home pop. The opposite is actually true. Too many colors mean that one takes away from another and this muddies them all together. The secret is to use just enough color to make the few colors you do use pop.

Use Only Limited Accent Colors Throughout the Home

Plan in such a way that you use no more than five or six accent colors in your entire home. It will make your home’s theme consistent, and redecorating won’t push you over the edge.

Use the Primary Accent Color Several Times

You may have a few accent colors in a room, but always use the primary color a minimum of three times. It’s the eye-catcher, and you want it to look intentional. The word “accent” makes it seem that accents must be small, but accents can be large or small.

Plan in such a way that you use no more than five or six accent colors in your entire home. It will make your home's theme consistent, and redecorating won't push you over the edge.

Use the Same Classification of Colors

There are bold colors, smoky colors, and in between, there are medium colors. Use all bold, all medium, or all smoky colors, as it is very hard to blend them well.

Use the Color Spectrum to Your Advantage

Basic Colors

  1. Primary Colors: Red, blue, and yellow
  2. Secondary Colors: Green, orange, and purple
  3. Tertiary Colors: Color blends, such as blue-green and red-orange.

Color Schemes

  1. Analogous Colors: Three colors that are side-by-side on the color wheel (e.g., blue, green and blue-green)
  2. Complementary Colors: Pairs of colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel (e.g., blue and orange or blue-green and red-orange)

Medium and smoky colors are more subtle colors of these same shades. Use your color schemes and fundamentals to make your home inviting and unforgettable. Create your own masterpiece. Add a gold or brass accent. Make it yours. Wickmans Furniture is the place to find that mesmerizing finishing touch, too. Come awe at our selection of furniture, accessories, accent pieces and more, chosen just for you. Merry Choosing!

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