Kathleen’s Tip No. 1

Establish a Color Scheme

Creating a whole home color palette will make your decorating choices easier and help connect one room to the next, creating a home that flows.  The first step is creating a color palette. Color is very personal, so choose colors that speak to you.  I come up with a basic color scheme for the whole house, and then I take that from room to room. It plays itself out in different ways in different rooms.   A good rule of thumb is using the formula of three colors or shades, it works in any combination- including white.  When you have a color palette in place your decorating decisions become laser focused and it helps guide your purchasing decisions.  Over time you will have created a home that is entirely you and flows beautifully from one room to the next.


This open living room is a great example of the three color scheme. The main color is white, the second color is pink, and then the third color used in accents is turquoise. {Image Source: Armonia Decors}

A neutral, muted color palette of brown, minty green, and gray. {Image Source: Charetteid}