How to choose colours for your home | Simple interior design rules you need to know

Deciding how to furnish your home is not that easy and can cause difficulties for anyone. Before choosing the furniture, it would be better to have clear ideas about the colours to use in each room, to create a harmonious ambience and to give the right atmosphere to each space.


But how to choose the right combination of colours to furnish your home? Everyone’s personal taste plays a key role in this decision, but being carried just by our own preferences or by the fashions of the moment, risks creating unbalanced colour combinations that tend to bore us over time.


Our advice is to follow some simple interior design rules to create the right combination of tones. To get a correct balance, let’s start with the first classic 60-30-10 rule that divides the percentages of use of colours. In the design of the room, the predominant colour should be used for 60% of the space. This percentage includes the walls, the floor, and the main furniture. 30% is represented by a secondary colour, which should be contrasting or complementary. Finally, the third colour will be used in a proportion of 10% to create effects of analogy or contrast, which should stand out to give deepness and originality to the room.


Now that we know how to distribute the percentage of colour, we just have to learn about the main types of combinations that we can use to furnish harmoniously. The most classic colour scheme is the monochromatic one, for which, only the variants of one single colour are combined. In this way, it's more difficult to make mistakes, and it's easier to achieve elegant combinations. The only risk is getting a somewhat boring result. In this case, it's essential to work mainly on the contrasts of light and dark.


The second scheme is that of analogous colours. It's based on the combination of colours that look good together because they are close together in the chromatic circ le.  The wider the distance between the colours, the more interesting results are obtained. The complementary colours, on the other hand, are on the opposite sides of the chromatic circle, and for this reason, if combined, they create a captivating optical effect. The complementary colour scheme can be very useful for determining the accent colour.



We described how to choose the combinations from the colour wheel. But how many colours do you use to furnish your home without risking confusion? In this case, the rule of three comes to our aid. We have to decide three colours by selecting them from the colour wheel (analogous or complementary) and then distributing them following the 60-30-10 method.

At last, we recommend first deciding the colours of the main room and then extending one of these colours to the rest of the house. For each room, it is possible to combine different tones with the chosen one to create always different combinations, but with a single common thread. Now that we know the basic rules, let's have fun choosing the right furniture for our home. Here are some original accessories to refresh every room:



Bonaldo Appendiabiti Tree


Bonaldo Tree Hanger 


Bonaldo Tree Hanger is ideal for giving liveliness to the entrance of our house. It is available in a matt version in white, anthracite grey, orange, green, red, yellow, taupe or bronze or in a glossy lacquered version in white, black, gold, blue, silver or purple. It's also available with light but just in white colour. Tree Hanger by Bonaldo can also be placed outside becauseit's made in polyethene that's atmospheric agents resistant.







Tommasella Ciko Wall-Hung Unit


Ciko by Tommasella is a suspended container that can give the right touch of colour to the walls. The structure finishes are available in more than twenty different colours, for the back instead, you can choose from more than fifty variants. The Ciko container by Tommasella is the perfect complement to create nice geometrics compositions.


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Saba Italia Shade of Venice Divider


The typical colours of the Venetian islands inspire the "Saba Shade of Venice" dividers. White is borrowed from Giudecca stone, green and purple are taken from the colours of the vegetables that grow on the island of Sant 'Erasmo. The choice of blue and aquamarine is inspired by Murano glass, and lastly, the bright and contrasting colours are dedicated to the lively houses of Burano. With Saba Italia dividers Shade of Venice is easy furnishing with style and with a poetic note that never hurts.


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Gervasoni Brik Pouf

The Brik pouf by Gervasoni designed by Paola Navone is suitable for a demanding clientele who wants to have the possibility to choose from many different colours and fabrics. Whatever the style of your living room, the Brik pouf has the right combination for you. The padding is in polyurethane foam, and the cover is removable.



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