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Selecting A Decorating Color Scheme

One of the hardest parts of redecorating can be selecting a decorating color scheme. Some people might know just exactly what they want, but you might feel overwhelmed with all the choices. Perhaps you are afraid to commit to a color in case you don't like it. Well don't be - you can always change it later if it turns out you don't like the look!

One way to select a decorating color scheme is to find an inspiration piece that you want to have in the room. Maybe a set of dishes or even kitchen towels or pot holders. The idea is to find a piece that you love and build a scheme of colors around that.

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If you don't have anything like that, it's time to hit the magazines! Go out and buy all the home decorating mags you can get and flip through them. Tear out all the kitchens that appeal to you. Go back through all the ones you have selected and pick "the one" that you want your kitchen to look like. What are the predominant colors (or color) in that kitchen? There's your answer!

Once you have selected the main color, you need to pick the secondary colors that will make up your decorating color scheme. If you are using an item you already had, the answers might be right in the item - pick 3 complimentary colors and there you have it! If you have only 1 color, then you can pick 2 more in the same color family so that you have a light, dark and medium shade of the color. For more contrast, select complementary colors that work together for a certain look and feel.

If your kitchen has a theme like a rooster theme or grapes theme, the answer to your decorating color scheme is right in the patterns, of course. Pick the predominant color from your theme and use that to paint the walls and for accents. For a grapes theme, you might paint the walls a moss green color and then have purple accents throughout the kitchen.

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