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6-3-1: The Secret To Injecting Colours At Home

July 22, 2016
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Ever wondered how some people can just add a pop of yellow or a drop of turquoise and transform a space into something stylish? Let’s face it. Not all of us have a degree in design. But that shouldn’t stop us from adding a little colour into our homes. The key to this is really as simple as 1-2-3 or in this case, 6-3-1.

More specifically, 60% + 30% + 10%. Which, in decorating-speak means, 60% of the room should be in a dominant colour, 30% in secondary colour and 10% using an accent colour.

Step 1: Anchor The Room With A Base Colour

The rule simply states that 60% of the colour should be a main colour to the entire room. This would mean choosing one shade to be the base for the largest area in the room. Typically, this would be the walls, floor, ceiling, curtains or on the largest furniture in the room. This colour acts as a backdrop and unifying theme for the space.

6-3-1: The Secret To Injecting Colours At Home

Interior Designer: Acasia Design Concept by OCDE
Location: Bandar Saujana Putra

Step 2: Complement With A Secondary Colour

Next, choose a colour that could complement the main colour and use it on half as much space. This colour should be different from the main colour and can be used on cabinets, wall panels, bedding or even the carpet.

6-3-1: The Secret To Injecting Colours At Home
6-3-1: The Secret To Injecting Colours At Home

Interior Designer: Turn Design Interior
Location: CC Lake Fields Residence

Step 3: Add Hints Of Fun Into Your Space

Lastly, and possibly the best part of this process is the remaining 10%. Go bold with your accent colour by adding it to your throw pillows or artwork. Work it into just one drawer, or on your lamp and sit back and marvel at how stylish the room now looks.

6-3-1: The Secret To Injecting Colours At Home
6-3-1: The Secret To Injecting Colours At Home

Interior Designer: Mega Fusion Design Studio
Location: Fahrenheit Suite

6-3-1: The Secret To Injecting Colours At Home
6-3-1: The Secret To Injecting Colours At Home

Designer: Sachi Interiors
Location: The Resident

Additional Step: 110% For The Adventurous

If you’ve mastered the 6-3-1 rule and you’re feeling a little more confident about mixing colours, there’s more! Add another 10% accent colour to jazz up the space. Use varying shades of blue, or better yet, throw in that other fushia stool you’ve been eyeing. Because sometimes, one cheeky colour just isn’t enough.

6-3-1: The Secret To Injecting Colours At Home
6-3-1: The Secret To Injecting Colours At Home
6-3-1: The Secret To Injecting Colours At Home

Interior Designer: Turn Design Interior
Location: The Mansions B


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