Color plays an important role in nearly every home décor project—from single-room remodels to home staging. Making effective use of diverse color palettes can brighten up a room, focus attention on specific design details, and even make a room feel more spacious. Whether you’re thinking of selling your home or you just want to inject some life into a tired layout, the furniture and paint color consultants at Minnesota Home Interiors can help.  

Small Doses, Big Impact  

Not all home interior redesign projects require sweeping, bold color changes. Sometimes, accenting an existing design with new furniture or throw pillows can alter a room’s look and feel without committing to a large-scale re-paint. A good rule of thumb is to follow the 60-30-10 rule—60% of your color palette should be a dominant color (walls and floors), 30% should be complementary colors (furniture and accents), and 10% should be a tertiary color (accessories).  

Accent Furniture 

Dotting your interior space with complementary colors helps keep your home interesting—both for yourself and your visitors. The added vibrance from accenting furniture adds depth and intrigue to your room, especially if you’re designing with a high-contrast palette in mind, such as white-on-green or black-on-white.  

Rugs and Throws 

Relatively small accessories like area rugs and throw blankets add uniformity to a room by placing tertiary colors next to both dominant and secondary colors, effectively tying the entire space together. 

Get Down to Brass Tacks 

Beyond painting your walls and picking out complementary furniture, there are other ways to introduce color into your design, like painting doors bold colors or wrapping cabinets in wallpaper.  

For permanent fixtures like faucets and doorknobs, choose a metal that complements your existing palette. Warm metals like brass and copper pair well with warm hues like red, yellow, and orange, while cool metals like stainless steel are better suited to blues and greens.  

How to Pick the Best Color Palette for Your Project 

There are thousands of potential color combinations, so choosing a single palette for your home can be overwhelming. That said, the perfect fit is out there somewhere—try these tips to find it.  


Start with A Color You Love 

Start with a color you’re familiar with. This can be either an interior design staple, like classic red or blue, or it can be your personal favorite color. Even if you know you don’t end up using the color in your final design, formulating an initial palette around a color that’s uniquely you can serve as a valuable source of inspiration. 


Embrace Neutrals 

Don’t be afraid to rely on neutral tones like gray, beige, or charcoal. When used as a base, neutrals can help colors pop and imbue your space with a modern, sophisticated atmosphere.  

Partner with Paint Color Consultants 

Sometimes, the professional touch is all you need to get inspired. Paint color consultant services analyze the details of your space, including the available natural light and your personal color preferences, to find the best colors for your design. If you aren’t sure where to start, trust the experts.  

Unleash Your Inner Designer with Minnesota Home Interiors 

Whether you’re selling your home and want to maximize its appeal, or you simply want to create a more vibrant space, Minnesota Home Interiors is here to help with paint color consultant services!  

Contact us today for a consultation, and let’s get started on turning your design dreams into reality!