Why you need the 60-30-10 rule

Sackville Tribune - - REAL ESTATE -

If you’re ner­vous about us­ing colour in your home, try fol­low­ing the 60-30-10 rule. De­sign­ers use this con­cept to cre­ate well­bal­anced rooms. Sim­ply pick three colours and use them in the fol­low­ing pro­por­tions:

60 per cent of your room is wall space and large pieces of fur­ni­ture. Paint your walls a neu­tral colour or one that oth­er­wise per­fectly suits your space and tastes. Ma­jor fur­ni­ture like the sofa or bed should fea­ture the same hue.

30 per cent of any space is ac­cent fur­ni­ture, area rugs and tex­tiles. Pick a

1. Dom­i­nant colour:

2. Se­condary colour:

hue that com­ple­ments your dom­i­nant colour and use it for these items.

10 per cent of the room is decor, art­work and smaller items. Here is where you can re­ally play with strong colours, tex­tures and pat­terns that pop.

When fol­low­ing this rule, keep in mind that you don’t have to use the same shades for your se­lected colours. For ex­am­ple, you might use navy on your walls, but choose a sky blue for your couch. As long as the shades for each pick fall within the same fam­ily, the re­sult will be a pulled to­gether room that’s chic and pol­ished.

3. Ac­cent colour:

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