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Choosing the right color for your home can really liven up a room. You don’t have to stick with neutral colors—don’t be afraid to have fun with it! Your home is yours, first and foremost, and if a color sticks out to you, don’t hold yourself back from using it on your walls. In fact, you can create a color scheme surrounding a particular color, creating a color palette for your room. 

If you’re struggling with color and decorating with it, here are a few tips you should follow. 

Color Theory

You don’t have to be an artist to use color theory to your advantage. There are inexpensive color tools available both physically and online that can help you determine a color scheme based on a specific color. This tool will help you see how colors look and relate to one another, letting you choose different shades based on the color scheme you determine from your wheel. 

Color Trends

If you’re uncertain about where to start in your color search, look no further than the color trends for the year. Each year, the paint industry releases color trend reports filled with photos and decorating ideas for you to peruse. You can either start over in your home with completely new paints or pick a specific color from the trends list and use that to spruce up your living space. If you’re feeling bold, pick a trending color palette to create an accent wall.

Neutral Colors

Neutral doesn’t automatically mean boring or laid back. You can do a lot with neutral colors by getting creative with how you use them! Adding a striped wall in neutral colors will add texture to your wall and make it stylish while keeping the room relaxed at the same time. If you want to add color but still keep the relaxed vibes that neutral colors bring, paint your ceiling a pastel color for a subtle pop of color. 

Monochromatic Colors

Another way to create a relaxing environment is to choose a monochromatic color palette. Creating such a color palette is relatively simple: choose a base color for the color scheme, then build upon it using lighter and darker shades of the same color. A monochromatic color scheme is typically based on neutral colors, but you can use any color to create the space you’re looking for.