By Malorie Chery. interior. Published at Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 - 15:53:56 PM.
Once you’ve decided which colors you’d like to use. it’s time to determine which role they’ll play in your design. That’s where the 10-30-60 rule comes in. With this rule. you’ll end up choosing a dominant shade. a secondary shade. and an accent color.As the name of this rule suggests. your dominant shade will cover about 60% of the room.
Take the picture above as an example. Since the fresh. white color carries most of the room. that is clearly the dominant shade. Meanwhile. the mustard yellow found in the chairs and accent pillows is a solid choice for a secondary color. The blue accent wall is undoubtedly the boldest shade.The rule of threes
We’re sure if you give them a fair shot you’ll easily see what a difference they can make.The 3/3 vertical ruleThe newest addition to the bunch. the 3/3 vertical rule comes to us courtesy of designer Mark McCauley. who outlined the concept in his book. Color Therapy at Home: Real-Life Solutions for Adding Color to Your Life.
Make use of a rustic or vintage craft projectAnother way to decorate with antiques is to go for a deliberately rustic piece. The photo above shows how a designer creatively combined cowboy photos with a rustic windowsill.You might also find some rustic shelving to house antiques and combine them with distressed furniture. Old heirloom furniture could also receive a distressed paint job.