How To Choose The Right Color Palettes For Your Home

How to choose the right color palettes for your home?

“Color is a power which directly influences the soul,” said Easily Kandinsky, a Russian painter, and art theorist. This is why it’s crucial to pick the right ones for a space you call home. Each color sets a different mood, each shade sets a unique atmosphere, and each texture brings depth to your home. There are innumerable shades and palettes that we offer. How do you choose the one that’s right for you?

There are so many ways you can go about it, and there’s no right or wrong way to do it. But we will break it down into several categories, so we can make the selection process easier. To begin, let’s talk about two important aspects in deciding the color palettes.

1. Lighting

         Lighting is the most important factor in deciding your palette because it reflects and deflects color. The shades of your walls keep changing throughout the day depending on the lighting the room receives. A color’s truest form is revealed in daylight. And for rooms that do not have much natural lighting, it is important to check the shades in the lighting the room receives.

2. Space

        When choosing a color palette, space plays a vital role, since color can either open up a room or close it off. For smaller rooms, it’s always important to go with lighter neutral tones as that will make the room appear bigger and more spacious. And for bigger spaces, more vibrant paints and textures can be used. It is also important to know how both brighter and neutral shades can be used together, depending on the space.

Once we have a clear idea of the space and lighting, let’s move onto the colors. All colors can be categorized into two types.

         ->Warm tones:

         Warm colors, as the name, indicates remind us of warmer and brighter things. This range consists of orange, red, yellow, and combinations of these colors. However, just because the colors are deep and bright doesn’t mean we need to color up the house. You can choose a muted shade in the same color palette. A muted version is usually a more deep, subtle version of the bright warm shades.

          ->Cool tones:

             Cool colors suggest cooler temperatures and atmosphere to mind. This color range consists of includes green, blue, and purple, and variations and combinations of those three colors. These colors can be used in any shade gradient to bring a very calming, soothing, and sober look to your house.

          ->Neutral tones:

           These colors are neither warm nor cool. These shades include gray, white, beige shades. These usually work wonderfully when used in combination with warm or cool tones. Beige shades are usually paired with warm tones and whites with cool tones. And gray shades can be used with either, depending on the shades you choose.

Once you pick a tone, we can move onto how these palettes can be used. You do not have to choose a single palette for the entire house. Each floor can be different, and sometimes you can even do a single room differently than the rest of the home. It’s all about your personal choice. When finalizing the palette, there are two ways you can go about it.


          The monochromatic color scheme uses tone on tone of the same color with the addition of white or black to lighten or darken the color. Once you’ve chosen a color, different shades of it from the gradient are used. You can use different shades for different rooms or highlight a single wall in a room.


             The contrast scheme is more dramatic. Here, we use contrasting colors to brighten up the whole room. These contrasting colors are usually picked from two different categories of colors. For example, yellow paired with green. Any shade from the gradient can be picked based on how bright you want the room to be.

You can always go for a combination of contrast and monochrome as well. You can pick monochrome for the walls and have contrasting pieces of furniture or décor to brighten up your home.

For more information and assistance, please visit us at Surya Colors. We’re always ready to help you build your dream home.