Array
Tips and Guides

This Is How You Should Choose And Match Colors For Your Home

Interior designer Hannah Acab-Faustino dishes out color advice

Shares
Original Article: Tish Alvarez Photography: Vincent Coscolluela and Pexels.com (Main Photo)

Whether you studied design or you're a decorating enthusiast, you would know that a colorful home is stunning to look at but tricky to achieve. Don't worry, we're here to save the day—we enlisted the help of interior designer Hannah Acab-Faustino to guide you on your way to a rainbow-inspired space. Read on to learn her styling secrets: 


1. Color should be treated as a thing you could wear.

It is one element of design that is very powerful so be careful with how you use it. Keep it simple, but use it with flair. Ideally for homes, it is still best to start off with a neutral color and blend it with one or two brighter color/s.  Keep the walls in muted colors, and use bolder shades for accent pieces.


2. Consult your color wheel.

The color wheel is a tool for designers to assess what colors will work well together. Study what suits you best and aim all your purchases to create a harmonious color scheme.

3. Use warm colors for spaces meant for entertaining.

Warm colors (reds, oranges, and yellows) work well to establish liveliness in space. You can then pair it with a neutral color, or accentuate it with a cool color (such as blue) to balance the color in your interior.


4. Trends are fleeting, so it’s best to follow your senses.

Individuality is most important at this time and age where everybody seems to dictate trends. Know yourself, be unique and do not always follow the norm. However, there is no harm in being trendy, provided that you create something that will suit your personality and taste.

This snippet originally appeared in the March 2007 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

More on Realliving.com.ph

5 Easy Ways to Use Color at Home

What Your Home's Color Palette Says About You

Color Psychology for Your Home

Shares

Latest Stories

An Extreme Makeover of a Pasay Studio Unit for Four

This major overhaul of 29sqm condo reveals a fantastic kitchen, living-dining area, and two private bedrooms!

Do This And You'll Have An Odor-Free Shower Forever

This hack won't take five seconds of your time!

Bridge Linking QC and Pasig to be Built by Real Estate Developers

A bridge that is being built over the Marikina River is part of this P53 billion development

Important Tips For Working With Color From An Interior Designer

Who says bright hues should be reserved for play areas?

What Amenities Do Millennials Look for in Condos?

Listen up, folks! In these interviews, Millennials dish on their condo non-negotiables.

8 Ways To Use The Color Ultra Violet At Home

Pantone's Color of the Year for 2018 is surprisingly versatile—you can use it as an accent, or as an overall hue

5 Ways To Decorate Your Home Without Spending Anything

Working with a tight budget? These ideas won't cost you a single peso.

5 Tips For Taking Care of A Family Home

Maintaining a mid-century property can be easy with this handy guide

A Cozy Industrial Style Condo Unit You’d Love To Come Home To

This 96sqm home features a balance between homey and edgy, with handpicked details and travel finds making it extra special and personal

A Feng Shui Guide for Every Room in Your House

As we approach the Year of the Dog, it’s time to clear your space and balance out your energies at home

Easy Small Space Tricks From An Interior Designer

Solve your tiny floor area woes with these ideas

Manila's Historic Houses Are Grand and Beautiful

Let's take a trip down memory lane and have a look at the stately mansions from Manila's bygone era of grandeur
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!