14 Feb 2024

Combining colours with the 60-30-10 rule

Combining colours with the 60-30-10 rule

Want to get going with colour but still create a balanced and harmonious look in your interior? Then the 60-30-10 rule is a smart guide. This simple guideline effectively divides the use of colour in the room. 

60% - Dominant colour:

The dominant colour is the main colour of the room and is usually used for large areas such as walls, floors or large pieces of furniture. This colour lays the foundation and creates harmony in the room.

30% - Secondary colour:

The secondary colour adds depth to the interior. It is a more subtle colour used for accent walls or surfaces, ceilings, furniture, curtains or carpets .

10% - Accent colour(s):

The accent colour adds character and vibrancy to the room. This punchy addition can be achieved with small pieces of furniture, accessories, cushions, artwork or small details. Try to limit the number of accent colours to a maximum of two to avoid overwhelm.

This rule creates balance and consistency in your interiors without being overwhelming. It also helps you choose second and third colours, and while you don't have to decorate every room exactly according to this rule, it serves as a useful guideline to help you make colour choices.

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