By Sueann Carlson. interior. Published at Monday, May 07th, 2018 - 22:25:16 PM.
After you have the colors under control. it’s time to look at your accessories. We’ve talked about the importance of purposefully styling surfaces and grouping accent pieces before. but if you take one tip away from this. it should be — when in doubt. follow the rule of three.Odd-numbered groupings create more visual interest than even numbered groupings.
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.
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.
In his view. an elegant interior design will work in much the same way. with the darkest shade on the bottom. a medium shade in the middle. and the lightest shade on top. This can be a helpful place to start for those trying to form a color palette. It can work with both colorful hues and monochromatic shades.The 10-30-60 rule