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There’s probably nothing that adds as much impact to how your villa looks than the colour palette you choose for the interiors and the exteriors. The colours you choose are an extension of your personality and tastes. You have probably spent days and months finalising on the area and the villa you want to buy. If you live in a dynamic city like Bangalore, you can even visit popular residential areas like Indiranagar and Koramangala in Bangalore to get a few ideas. These areas are home to many beautifully constructed and designed villas with a range of colour palettes. There are many luxury villas in Bangalore and other cities that you can take inspiration from, for your own villa.

Choosing a colour palette can be extremely confusing since there are so many options to choose from. While a subtle colour could appeal to you one day, the next week you might want to go for bolder colours. At the same time, you might want to consider other aspects like maintenance, which is difficult if you choose a very light colour that could even show fingerprints.

Here are three tips to help you choose the right colour palette for your new luxury villa:

1) Choosing the colour: The best way to begin is to sit with a colour wheel. The colours are usually divided into primary, secondary and tertiary colours. These are further divided into lighter and darker shades with the addition of black or white. Primary colours which are red, yellow and blue are very bright and could clash with your furniture and other household items. The best option is to go for different shades of the colours so that they complement each other and do not clash with your furniture and other household items.

2) Choosing a colour scheme: There are four standard colour schemes that you can choose from for your villa. Monochromatic scheme uses different shades of the same hue. This scheme can result in a very elegant result especially if you have a lot of glass surfaces in your house. However, if not done well, it can look very drab and boring. If you prefer a more colourful option, then you could go for the analogous scheme. This scheme uses the same shade with different tints. This is ideal if you have chosen a wood finishing for your villa. You can use light creams to richer, warm browns to create a very appealing effect. The next colour scheme is the contrast scheme. This scheme makes use of colours that are on the opposite sides of the colour wheel. This results in a more dramatic effect. For example, you could paint the walls a rich purple and use red to highlight the corners or the pillars. This is ideal if you choose an area that has a younger and more dynamic crowd. If you choose to buy villas in Electronic city or Indiranagar in Bangalore for example, the contrast colour scheme could appeal to many. The last colour scheme is the complimentary scheme. This is created using only two opposite colours like blue and orange. When executed well, this scheme can add a lot of life and visual appeal to your villa. Choose one of the colour schemes depending upon your likes and dislikes.

3) Things to consider: Before finalising on the wall paints for the inside of your home, consider the furniture and decorations first. Wall paints are expensive and therefore it is better if you choose the wall colours based on your furniture, rugs and other details. If the furniture and rugs are already bold, you could choose a very subtle or plain wall colour to highlight the colours. On the other hand, if you have neutral furnishings, then you could choose to go for bold and colourful wall colours.

Before finalising on the colours, it is important to try out different colour swatches. Try to draw plans of the various rooms on paper and paint them to see how they might look when finished. Lighting is another important aspect that could change how your home looks. Different lighting can change the appearance of the colour and while the colour you chose may look good in daylight, it could look bad in artificial light.

Make sure to look into minor details so that your dream home looks just like you dreamed it to be.

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