color  diy


Question by  diva (168)

How can I learn about color coordinating in interior design?

I want to redecorate my house myself, but I need to learn about color coordination and color theory.


Answer by  jencheryi (23)

The best way to learn about color coordinating is to go to a home improvement store like Lowe's or Home Depot and pick up a bunch of paint color example books. These always give great tips about what colors work in what spaces and how color affects mood. Best of all, they're free!


Answer by  Carol37 (569)

The way I like to start a room's color coordination is to start with a favorite painting or photograph. If I like the colors in it, I copy. If it is predominately a shade of blue, follow that, for second color, follow that in its porportion, etc.


Answer by  Als (29)

The first place to start is to determine the colors that you like the most. Your wardrobe is a good place to start since we tend to wear our favorite colors. Another good resource is home decorating magazines. Typically these magazines offer a color issue yearly.


Answer by  Danie (993)

You can pick up books from the library. You can also take a look online for ideas on what you need to get started.


Answer by  Karen54 (971)

An easy way to learn about color coordinating is to visit your local quilt shop. Your eye will learn what you like and what goes well together.


Answer by  Echo (229)

Take a look at a color wheel. The colors across from each other are complimentary, like green/red, combined these colors create a neutral brown color.

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