Advice

Creating a color scheme for a whole house

Cyan color wall with white wardrobe

contemporary interior home decorPicking a color for just one room in a home can be difficult, so choosing colors for an entire house can be overwhelming. Figuring out how to coordinate colors in the kitchen with the colors in the living room—not to mention the colors in bedrooms—requires some thought and planning.

Experts recommend when choosing a palette to start with three colors: one neutral and two other tones. Make sure to use the neutral tone in every room and accent with the other two colors. From there, it is easier to insert additional colors while maintaining a coordinated look.

Check out HouseLogic’s spotlight The Freshest Paint Schemes for Spring for inspiration on the best paint colors for a home. Also talk to a decorator about how he or she helps clients develop a color scheme for their homes. Pinterest can be your friend too. 

I’m not a decorator, but I see many houses—new construction and existing—every day and can help you with some paint colors to use if you’re considering selling your home.