How to Color Coordinate Your Home

Posted by Polar Shades on Feb 23, 2018 10:15:00 AM

Color is one of the easiest and most effective ways to express your personality, set the tone of a room, and enhance your interior living space. It's important, however, to maintain consistency throughout the home for a cohesive look. You can easily achieve this by following a few simple rules which will help you color coordinate your home like a pro.

Be Consistent

Choose a consistent, neutral color to carry throughout your living spaces that will serve as the primary color on the main floor. Ensure the color you choose will work well with the accessories and furniture in each of the rooms, and that it is a color you can live with for years to come.

Look Ahead

Position yourself in the farthest point from the doorway in each room and take note of how many other rooms you can catch a glimpse of as you travel around the space. Do the colors in these sight lines align with that of the room you're in? While the colors don't need to be the same, they should be of the same hue, color family, or intensity to maintain continuity.


Rather than placing bold color on the walls, consider incorporating your favorite color into your design through your accessories or accent pieces. This method also allows you greater flexibility when color trends or tastes change, as it is much simpler to replace a few small pieces than to paint your walls or purchase new furniture.

Use Light

Lighting plays a key role in how colors will appear in the room, and your choice of window coverings can help protect the integrity of fabrics and furnishings and prevent them from fading. Harsh UV rays can cause damage to carpets, wall coverings, artwork, accessories, and fabrics, but exterior and interior window shades can help block the sun so your belongings retain their beauty and vibrancy.

Express Yourself

Have some fun with your design. Incorporate your unique sense of style in more intimate or enclosed spaces such as the master bathroom or bedrooms.

For expert advice on how to enhance your home with interior and exterior window shades, retractable screen doors and awnings, contact us at 877-260-6110. Our variety of fabrics can help to color coordinate your home, protect your furnishings and offer enhanced sun control and privacy. Find more helpful tips in these articles: 

Topics: Home Decorating, Home

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