Color ratio

Ratio of Color

You can decorate using all one color or using only two colors. But most decorators and designers use three-color scheme. Their rule of thumb when selecting and mixing three colors in a room is the 60, 30, 10 ratio.

Generally, 60% of the room’s color scheme is from the dominant color used on the walls, floors, furniture or large upholstered items.

30% of the room’s color is from the secondary color used on ceilings, cabinets, drapes and smaller furniture.

And 10% of the room’s color scheme is from the accent colors used in trim, molding, pillows, rugs and accessories.

Your color scheme does not have to be tones of the same color; it can be complimentary or even contrasting colors. The 60,30,10 ratio work no matter you style.