Colors: Where to Start

The number one thing that people get stumped on in a space is colors.  How do you pick colors?  Where do you start?  How do you make colors flow from room to room? A current color trend that I have to say that I'm on board with (and never thought I would be) is white.  White or another light neutral can be an amazing backdrop to display colorful artwork, amazing furniture, or simply your quirky finds.  Even with white walls, however, you still need to keep a color palate in mind for a room to ensure that it feels cohesive as a whole.

One of my favorite ways to start a room design is with an inspiration piece.  This could be a painting, a rug, a pillow- just something with a bit of visual interest.

This gorgeous rug from Etsy (which is sadly no longer available) was the catalyst for this color scheme.  Rich blues, soft pinks, and a splash of yellow.

Colors- where to start // Copper Dot Interiors

Translating that into a room environment, I would allow the tile to be classic and neutral while playing up the colors from the rug.  The fun part is that you don't have to use the same value of each color- in the below space, I played with the blue a bit, bringing in a darker version with the navy in the curtain and lighter values in the painting.

Colors- where to start // Copper Dot Interiors

Color should be fun, not intimidating!  True there are pretty much endless colors to pick from, but if you give yourself a palette to work within, you'll have room to play an the confidence that it'll all work together.


Sources *may contain affiliate links*

Flushmount light, Rejuvenation

Shower Curtain, Anthropologie (no longer available and I'm devastated)

Artwork, 24sevenARTs Etsy

Turkish Towel, One Kings Lane

Mirrors, Wayfair

Towel Hooks, viadeinavigli Etsy

Faucet, Home Depot

Vanity Top, Signature Hardware

Vanity, Kohler

Vintage Rug, realvintageshop Etsy

Towel Ring & Toilet Paper Holder, Lowe's