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How Do You Choose the Right Color Scheme for Your Space?

Make the right choice with the help of these tips

Photography: Dairy Darilag

Choosing the color scheme for your space is not as easy as working with your favorite colors. It takes a lot of time and research to finalize this important factor for your interiors.

While you can always choose your favorite hues, you also need to consider the style of your home and your furniture pieces. It can also reflect your mood and personality. Discover how you can make the right combination with these shades that work well together.

Read the original article  in the February 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.


Instead of using colors in their true forms, experiment with their different shades. Try pairing sunshine yellow with teal for an unexpected twist in your room.

Pair a primary color with a neutral shade

Red, blue, and yellow are primary colors that usually come in strong shades. Soften the look by pairing it with a soft brown neutral. You may opt for a neutral colored curtain or couch. 

Opt for textures in complementary shades

Instead of going for solid blocks of color in a room, try to inject patterns in shades like purple or orange. Striped curtains give balance to your room’s colors.

Stick with one hue

Sticking with one shade may seem limiting but it can actually give you more options! Try using a relaxing color for your bedroom like blue or green then pair it with accessories in different shades.

Go for white

Always remember that neutral shades like white keep color schemes grounded. It can also make your color scheme versatile. For example, try pairing dark shades like gray or black with white for a sophisticated touch or brown with white for a natural feel. 

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