The 60-30-10 Rule
There are certain ways to go about these color combinations, like the 60-30-10 rule. The 60-30-10 rule recommends using a main color on your walls, cabinetry, or large pieces of furniture, as the 60%. The 30% will be your secondary color, so in your backsplash, shampoo niche, accent wall, island, etc. this color will support the main color, yet will contrast with it enough to add some visual interest. Lastly, your third color will be 10% of the room; this will be your accent color being seen in items such as towels, books, candles, picture frames, etc. Your accent color can be pulled from artwork or fabric that you plan on having in the space.
The best way to make a room flow and look appealing is to be somewhat consistent with the colors you are using.
There are no rules when it comes to design, but more of helpful guidelines to utilize. The best way to make a room flow and look appealing is to be somewhat consistent with the colors you are using. For example, if a client has already chosen a couple of different colors that do not support the flooring, we would recommend matching it to a color in the backsplash, cabinet pulls, or even just the grout behind the backsplash tiles. There is no need to match everything identically but keeping similar hues throughout ties the whole space together. Keep your mind open when it comes to introducing or repeating color throughout the room, you can use a variety of textures and materials to accomplish this!
We recommend adding contrast in your space, after all, opposites attract. Think of black and white, the way they make each other stand out, and their timeless style. This contrast can come from the floors against the cabinets, the cabinet pulls against the cabinets, the backsplash above the countertop, etc. Contrast helps keep the space interesting, and you can do it by using neutral colors!
Narrowing down what colors to use will also depend on what mood you are going for. If you want to enhance the spaciousness and natural light of space, white is your best bet. For a fresh, natural, and relaxing feel, you will want to look at greens and blues. Think of what the room is used for, and what mood you want to promote.
When you meet with us, we will review the details of your project. We will work with you to find the best selections for your space by using our expertise and your preferences. Let us help you design and build the space you already have or the space you have in mind!
Kitchen Island with Seating Area