Step by step instructions for picking out a color scheme

Step by step instructions for picking out a color scheme.

If you feel helpless when it comes to picking and blending colors, your answer could be as far away as your nearest pillow.  Check out this quick way to create a color scheme for your home with the PICK-SEE-LMD method.

PICK a Pattern: Starting with a pattern is the easiest way to create a color  palette for your decor. Choose a pattern from any object you already have and  love such as a pillow, picture or piece of furniture. This will be your color palette !

SEE 3 Colors: Select a light, medium and dark color from your pattern to be used as your foundation. You may want to go to a hardware store and select color chips from the paint department that match your pattern to carry with you in  case you come across a great find and need to know if it matches.

LMD: Light, Medium and Dark – How you use these colors can affect the overall appearance of your room.

Light- Is the Background- this is usually easy to achieve since most rentals are equipped with light to off-white walls.

Medium- Large furniture and windows – Since the color of these objects will  blend with the above lighter selection, the medium furniture will ground the  room and give it a foundation.

Darker- Accessories. Since your eye is drawn to a darker more intense color you will be able to arrange you accessories in a manner to guide the eye flowing  through your room.

PICK – SEE – LMD a formula to live by!

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