How to Match Colours in Interior Décor

Selecting colours for an interior design requires accuracy in the choice. If not, the design won’t look appealing. However, if you use the interior design rules, then you won’t go a mess. The interior design rules guide has been retested and has proven to be useful in finding the best coordinating colours for interior home décor.
The 60-30-10 Rule divides a color scheme into percentages of color use as illustrated below.

1. 60% Main Color

A good design room should have the main colour representing 60% of your room. The 60% will include the wall colour, floor color, and a furniture piece or two. Sometimes it may include the window curtains and draperies. However, the colour should not necessarily be solid but rather prominent.

2. 30% Secondary Color

The secondary color will represent 30% of your décor color scheme. The secondary color doesn’t compete for attention in your overall design because only half the amount of color saturation is the main color. However, the secondary colour should contrast with the main color. It creates depth and interest in your décor.

3. 10% Accent Color

The remaining colour for your décor should be one-third of the secondary colour and one-sixth of the main colour. This color is selected as the accent color. It gives greater interest and contrast to your color scheme. Use it through the décor to attract the eye deeper into the room design.


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