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How To Choose the Perfect Color Scheme for Any Room at Home

How To Choose the Perfect Color Scheme for Any Room at Home

Choosing the perfect palette for your home will help you put your personality and aesthetic tastes on full display. With so many options, fine-tuning the best color scheme for every room is easier said than done. So, how do you simplify the brainstorming phase without compromising the room’s aesthetic or functional quality? Jump into this guide today to learn how to choose the perfect color scheme for any room at home.

Consider the Emotional Goal for Each Space

Not every room requires the same emotional stimulation, though, of course, the specific emotions can differ between individuals. Your bedroom should be serene and soothing, so you can slip peacefully into sleep. One of the best tips for decorating a bedroom for a better night’s sleep is to use calming colors.

Likewise, it’s not uncommon to see a kid’s playroom designed with bright colors to help stimulate their brains and create a vibrant atmosphere. Finding the perfect palette ultimately comes down to what you need from that room visually and emotionally.

Find Room for Beautiful Visual Dimension

Finding the perfect color scheme requires assessing all the creative combinations you have to play with. Using only one shade of color with no variation to decorate a whole room creates a space that lacks visual dimension.

In other words, the décor, furniture, and other design elements won’t pop if they don’t have a visually contrasting element. Whether you want your space to feel warm, cool, or neutral, brainstorm the best variations to help your furniture visually contrast the walls, capturing the eyes of beloved guests.

Remember, It’s Your Space

Figuring out how to choose the perfect color scheme for any room at home requires one key detail—there is no right or wrong when decorating your personal space. This is your home, so no matter the typical suggestions for choosing certain colors, always go with what feels right to you. Of course, certain opportunities for redesigns may arise.

For example, you will have to make creative choices when designing a kids’ room, but as they get older, you can let them add their personality to the room’s design. Likewise, if you’re redesigning because you want to sell the home, consider how potential buyers will feel about the color choices. However, if you’re designing for yourself, then yours is the opinion that matters most.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist ( that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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