Interior designers know how to combine colors the right way and you can learn a lot by checking into these resources I’ve found for you. Even if you don’t understand the technical side of color theory, you can get a lot of help by taking a look at these 5 simple suggestions.
Benjamin Moore’s Nuance Magazine has a new look at what the color combination trends are for today. Paint isn’t the only thing that designers look at when working with color. All elements of the environment come into play and that includes everything in the room! When you click on Nuance Magazine it will take you to an online version of the magazine. Click on the image and then click again on “English” to open the magazine and you can flip through the pages. You will be amazed by the absence of bright color on the walls and the presence of rich, warm color in all of the artwork, accessories and furniture. Notice how they are using different combinations of light paint color on the walls and trim.
Sherwin Williams Color Visualizer is a user friendly way to learn what color combinations will work best in your interior design project. When you are working on a design plan for a particular room, you can recreate your design on line with accurate color choices. It’s easy to switch out different color combinations too so you can see exactly how the colors will change the room.
Old House Journal’s Guide to Period Paints will educate you on many levels and give you tons of help with historic color combinations. If you have an old house or are helping someone restore or remodel an older home, this is the resource you need. Many paint companies also have historic paint color charts designed for period color theory.
Swatchbox is program you can download for free. You’ll be able to combine your own interior design plans with Benjamin Moore colors. This is another way to visualize your ideas and show exactly how your interior design project will look before the painting and decorating starts.
Benjamin Moore also has many different color selection tools including phone apps for matching colors. Check out this web page to get info on how to sign up for a free account with Benjamin Moore. You can order free color sample sheets that are much larger than the small paint chip samples we’re used to seeing. Sherwin Williams also has free color sample sheets available.
If you are serious about becoming an interior designer or if you want to learn more about how to decorate on your own, check into my website for all kinds of info!
My interor design blog has all kinds of free resources including all of the color sample ordering tools and apps for choosing the right color combinations for your projects.