With so many options out there, it can be difficult to decide what colors use when decorating your home, to make it modern without being overdone. It can be simple if you follow the simple rule of percentages.
60% of the room should be the dominant color, such as the wall color. 30% should be the secondary color, using furniture or an accent wall to create some contract. The last 10% should be the accent color, which would be the trim or a center attraction piece of the room. By following this guideline, you can create a beautiful, modern room without making it complicated.
Have you painted your house recently and have those color sample chips lying around? No need to throw them out! You can recycle them in many ways into useful tools that you use every day.
For the bigger color chips, you can use them as scrapbook material, creating colorful backgrounds on the pages. Cutting the chips or colored sheets into different shapes can convert a simple picture into a framed image by creating a border.
Another idea is creating a bookmark out of a color chip. Punch a hole at the top of the card and attach a cute ribbon or tassel and you’ll have colorful inspiration every time you open up a book.