Colour plays an integral part in interior design—it can either make or break a space. This visual language has the power to communicate your feelings and personality. Through colour, you can paint your experiences and stories through the walls, furniture, and every corner of the room. The right colour scheme can transform an ordinary property into a home that provides comfort and emotional identity.

In the Scheme of Things

There may be a wide variety of colours to choose from, but only one colour scheme will be suitable for your home’s interior. You don’t need to follow the rules of interior design to come up with a colour scheme for your space, but you do need to ensure that the colours you choose will feel right for you and, at the same time, fits the room.

Our guide below will help you successfully choose the right interior colour scheme for your home:

Search For Inspiration

You’ll never run out of materials to draw inspiration from! Flip through magazines, scroll on Pinterest and Instagram, or visit interior design and painting company websites to find inspiration for your colour scheme. You can pick out the ones you like and compile them into an inspiration board or list them in a notebook, so you’ll remember which ideas you can use in your home.

You can also get inspiration from the things in your house. You can create a colour scheme from the items you love, like a piece of artwork, the rug, or your favourite pillowcase. You can pull out specific shades within the design and use them for your house painting.

Experiment with the Colour Wheel

There’s a lot you can do with the colour wheel. Don’t be intimidated by the hundreds of swatches to choose from—creating a colour scheme that feels and looks harmonious is much easier than you think! 

Here are some of the different types of colour schemes you can try:

  1. Monochromatic

This colour scheme consists of just one colour, but you use variations of lightness and saturation for a stylish and professionally designed scheme.

  1. Complementary

Opposites do attract! Two colours that are on opposite sides of the wheel always work well when combined together.

  1. Triadic

If you want to go outside of one hue, a triadic colour scheme may be the best one to use. This scheme is composed of three colours evenly spaced around the colour wheel.

  1. Split-Complementary

This colour scheme makes use of two colours opposite one another, as well as the colours right next to them.

Map Things Out

Before you have your walls painted, you must ensure that you’re pleased with the plan. You should first draw out your home plan and list the colours that will be in each room. Planning your home’s colour scheme will allow you to assess the positives and negatives of each room, how one room will flow into the next, and change things that don’t work.

Mind the Lighting

Lighting is an essential aspect of interior decor. The hues of your colour scheme may change throughout the day, as different sources of light—from daylight to lamps—can change its appearance. Since light impacts colour, you should pay attention to how natural and artificial light affects the appearance of the fabrics, paint, and furniture. 

How to Apply your Colour Scheme

There are many ways that you can add colour to your home’s interior. House painting is one way of adding colour, but you can also add a pop of vibrancy to other areas of your home besides the walls. You can apply your colour scheme through your rugs and pillows, window treatments, artworks, and accessories, to add a lovely accent.


Never underestimate the power of colours—the suitable colour scheme can completely transform the look of your home’s interior! Don’t rush or stress over the process; you can ask for guidance from an interior designer or request swatches from a painting company so that you can make the right choice.
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