Choosing the Perfect Color For Your Home


It can always seem challenging to narrow down the color you want to use in your home. From cool neutrals to bold, bright colors, there are so many options to choose from, but that doesn't make your choice easier. If anything, it can make narrowing down the color even harder. Here are a few tips from your Lake of the Ozarks interior designers to get you started as you pick the perfect color for your home.

Get Inspiration

From patterns on your upholstery to a bright rug or a piece of art, these can be used as inspiration pieces to influence the color of your wall. If you're looking for a neutral color, you can pull the whites and beiges from those items.

Choose Colors Vertically

If you are having challenges when choosing the colors for your room during a full remodel, keep this simple tip in mind. Decorate from dark to light from bottom to top. This mimics the natural look of the outdoors and creates a natural feel. Use dark colors on the floor, medium colors on the walls, and light colors on the ceiling.

Use a Color Wheel

Having trouble choosing colors? The color wheel can help! Choose colors that are analogous, meaning that they are next to each other. Think of blues and greens for a relaxing space. Or oranges and yellows for a place where you need energy!

Mimic Your Wardrobe

It's pretty easy to assume that you choose clothes in the colors that you like most - so use those colors to help decide how you paint your home! If you prefer neutrals, maybe you can incorporate browns and beiges to create a basic style. If you love blue jeans, try choosing a focal point that is navy! Do you feel most comfortable in bold colors, like yellow? Use bright accents that incorporate this fun hue.

Bring Back Black

If you don't know what to do in your space, you can't go wrong with incorporating black accents and features. It can be a great way to tie a look together and create a modern style.

Go Gray

You can't go wrong with this trendy color that is available in many different shades. Gray is also a chameleon color so it can be both warm or cool depending on what you pair it with. It's a beautiful shade for your bedroom also because of its calming effect.


Having trouble deciding which color to use where? Use this rule. Divide the room in three ways. Sixty percent will get a dominate color (your walls), thirty percent gets a secondary color (generally your upholstery), and 10 percent will get your accent color (accessories!). This can work every time, and be extremely helpful if you don't know where to start.

Count on the Professionals!

Choosing paint colors can be challenging, especially when you find a color you love, and then it doesn't go on the wall the same way that it looked on the paint chip. When choosing a color for your wall, you can't go wrong when you decide to trust a professional. At John Elliott Interiors, we can help you not only choose the entire palette for your space but also narrow down the colors for each individual aspect of your home. Stop by and see us sometime, we have a beautiful furniture showroom at the Lake of the Ozarks, and our team is ready to show you how beautiful you can make your space.

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

2265 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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