You can get interior decorating color scheme ideas anywhere. They're all around you. Here's how to find the good ones quickly.
The more you pay attention to colors, the more they will "reveal"
to you how they work. You'll end
up with more color decorating ideas than you could ever use in your home!
It's best (and easiest) to start your quest for awesome home decorating color schemes with the usual suspects:
Especially smaller, 'boutique'-style shops can be treasure troves of color inspiration.
Once you've been through a few of these, you will find that your mind gets more and more attuned to decorating with colors.
You will start noticing color decorating ideas even when they're not home decorating colors.
Take for example the little stamp here:
Once your mind starts turning that into a decorating color scheme for your living room, you know you're in the zone!
Even if you don't find it easy to visualize an interior decorating color scheme at the beginning, don't let that stop you. Color can be learned.
The more you consciously look at colors, the more colors will leap out at you. You will gradually develop a sense for the decorating color schemes that work (and those that don't ;-)
So challenge yourself! Here are some ideas for color-finding expeditions. (Keep a camera on hand while you're out there. You never know when the muse will strike.)
This one's great fun. Think of - and look at - places and things you love (or dream of, or want more of!). As long as they're colored, they have the potential to inspire you with a decorating color scheme.
And whilst we're on the subject, let's turn the photo here into a peaches-and-cream decorating color scheme:
Click here if you want to see this as an actual room color scheme - or read on and you'll get the same link again at the bottom of the page ... nothing's lost ;-)
They're great places to give you ideas for a decorating color scheme. Look for inspiring color in
Anything, even small details, might spark off a new color idea. All you need to do is keep asking yourself questions like
The pebbles in this picture used to lie around on a beach in the south of England - that is, until my friend Nicole picked them up and strung them together.
They look as if they've been around for a while (I'd like to think they saw William the Conqueror land on the English shore in 1066, to win the Battle of Hastings!)
Well, they're still here (unlike William's army), and now they suggest a rather timeless neutral room color scheme.
(On second thought, it might need a punchy accent color to lift it just a bit).(Again, click here to see these as color decorating ideas for a room!)
There - this is my list of suggestions for now. If you can think of some more
ways of picking up interior decorating color scheme ideas, please contact me
and let me know - I'll include them on this page!