Creating a New Color Scheme

Where to start when starting a new room from scratch? Start with fabrics. A color scheme can be as simple as asking yourself what colors you like. Once you do that, you narrow your options. In this example photo, the client likes spice and green. As you can see from these fabrics, the actual tone of the colors can be lighter or darker.

When shopping hone in on the colors and then see what appeals to you. Typically most people will know what they like when they see it. The hardest part is just getting started. If you need inspiration or direction, look to your wardrobe, what you typically wear is what you might show the colors you are attracted to.

Julie Fergus, ASID, is a nationally published interior designer. Her studio and showroom is located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Julie's clients are primarily in the Lakes Region and Mount Washington Valley, however, she will travel throughout the state and North East. |