Warm colors have a way of making your home feel like a stylish, cozy little resting nest, but using them in large quantities can result in an overwhelmingly small space. This is why you need to strike the perfect balance of such tones and textures so that your space is considered stylishly snug, and not darkly constrained. Here are 5 awesome ways you can balance out your warm color scheme!
1. Pick your darkest color
It’s important to select your darkest color in the beginning so you can choose the perfect place for it to be the highlight of your space. However, you must take note no to use the darkest color in your palate extensively. Use it in moderation – usually in places that you think are looking too neglected and need a lot of contrast.
2. Lighter tones in expanse
Warm colors come in all sorts of hues and tints, and the lighter spectrum of your palate can definitely be used in an expansive way. You can even divulge in one or two different shades of it to complement the darkest color in your palate. Such warm colors can make for soft, alluring and comfortable backdrops which always have a soothing effect on the residents of such a space.
3. Furnish in multi’s
As far as furniture is concerned, you can go for stylishly multi. This basically means that you can choose various finishes in different materials or fabrics – as long as they fit the warm-hued bill. So if you think you need a lighter hued couch in your living area and a dark-hued chair set for your dining area, then by all means you can mix and match until you’re satisfied.
4. Balancing textures
One of the things that you must always remember about warm colors is that they come off best through textures. Plain browns and beige and tan colors look especially boring and monotonous, but if you add a bit of texture in the mix, it becomes an entirely different story. Brown craft stones, yellowish wood and ash colored floors are so much more interesting then boring old simple hues.
5. Light accordingly
The temperature of your lights matter a lot when you’re working with warm colors. You simply cannot use dim gold lights as they’ll enhance the darkness of the overly warm tones. Instead, go for mildly incandescent gold temperature lights that can make your space seem cheerful and comfortable at the same time.