Studio Apartment Color Scheme: How to Create a Cohesive Color Palette

Studio Apartment Color Scheme: How to Create a Cohesive Color Palette

Trying to figure out your studio apartment color scheme? Choosing decor colors for a studio can be a challenge (just like all studio apartment decorating seems to be!), but I’m here to tell you that it can be soooo much simpler than you might think.

In this video, I’m giving you my exact formula for choosing colors for your home, aka your lovely – yet tiny – studio apartment!

Let’s talk about how to use color to create cohesiveness in your studio apartment layout AND how to choose a color palette that is right for YOU. So if you want some studio apartment inspiration and some tips about choosing your small apartment color scheme, stick around!



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  1. Chris Rose on June 1, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    My adult son and I live together in a modest 2 bedroom apartment and our approach is to surround ourselves with colour! His bedroom is dark blues, black/charcoal base and gold accents emanating an Art Deco feel throughout while mine is everything Autumn and rustic, all the gold/amber, oranges and mossy greens with some deep purple accents and lots of darker wood throughout! Our living space (living room & kitchen) is softer greens, yellows and lots of lighter wood tones with a bit of an industrial/farmhouse vibe. Our bathroom is much brighter, with a bright white base and shades of green/teal in the accents.

  2. Sam Hoffman on June 1, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    I allow myself two accent colors. However I keep them in the same tone. My base color is black (and dark gray) while my accent colors are cool colors, so green, blue, and purple. I enjoy that you said families rather than just a strict color. I feel like the families keep you open ended with variety but still having cohesiveness! I live in a townhome and my colors flow from the first floor to second floor.

  3. Moda Misfit | Apartment Styling Tips on June 1, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Thank you for watching! What’s YOUR approach to color like? Are you like me and you like to have a very coordinated, “matchy-matchy” approach to color? Or do you like to just let loose and unleash the rainbow on your space? And remember, you can watch my FREE, 1-hour apartment styling workshop if you want to go more in depth with me on discovering your personal style, establishing your overall vision, and shopping wisely for decor! You access the workshop and watch it on-demand here:

  4. Treva Inzerillo on June 1, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Wow! I love the bling you’re wearing!💖

  5. Mlle Ghoul on June 1, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    I can’t believe I have just discovered your channel…I have been searching for something like this for what feels like forever! While I love collecting art and curios and such, I hate hate hate trying to put it all together, and most YouTube decor channels are not…my vibe. What do you call not quite goth-not quite witchy-not quite cottage core-not quite haunted mansion…but yet, all of those things?! That’s me! And I don’t know how to put it all together! Somehow your apartment captures the essense of that (at least to me) without being too on the nose or kitschy at all. Alright, time for a deep dive into every video you’ve ever made. Nope, that doesn’t make me sound creepy or obsessive at all!

  6. Rhonda Whyte on June 1, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    You’re Wattle looks great…..I’m Australian and this yellow wattle being called eucalyptus is ANNOYING…..

  7. A. on June 1, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    Please tell me where you got the black wall pieces on your wall!

  8. Hollo0o on June 1, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    Ladies and Gentlemen!
    We are celebrating a very big moment in my Life! I’m pretty sure this is the first time a comment of mine appeared in a YouTube video! WOW!
    And to you Moda, I’m a sassy prick so I’m sorry If I offered you with what I wrote. I love your videos! Otherwise I wouldn’t watch them nor comment on them! I don’t think you’re approach is wrong (because there is no right and wrong in taste) but I strongly disagree… Also the ‘you’ was meant to be in the plural most of the time (as in to anyone who might take the time to read that rambling brain fart)
    Lots of Love! <3

  9. ViolinN3rd on June 1, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    It’s really refreshing to see a studio apartment that isn’t super white, neutral, minimalist-looking! (The minimalist look is cool for some folks, but not for me)

    I forget which video it was, but there was one where you mentioned not needing to have typical dividers for a space, and that inspired me to use my cat’s little black condo as a divider instead of buying a giant bookshelf to take up half the room in my very small space. (Also, let’s be real– the apartment is his, not mine lol)

    Thank you for making these videos! They’re inspiring me to really lean into my dark jewel tone color scheme with black as the base color– I’m calling it my "witchy-goth-mermaid aesthetic" haha 🙂

  10. cerealkillerrxD on June 1, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    I love your colors ahhh it makes me wanna try your palette but I’m going for white base color 😂

  11. KO Doom on June 1, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    You always provide great information. Your videos have helped me tremendously with finding my "personal" decor style!

    My space is currently minimal with no set color palette. Lately, aside from the organization, I’ve felt/known that my room doesn’t fully represent my personality, as it’s a bit too zen for me and lacks a colorful/artistic flare that I naturally have. Thankfully, I’ve learned that I’m drawn to 2 colors — black and white (the colors I happen to wear most); these two colors can be combined tastefully to act as "one" base color in the form of a patterned piece of furniture (i.e. black and white area rug and side tables). So when I opt for color on the couch or large wall art, it doesn’t feel unsettling, overwhelming, or tacky.

  12. Jacqui G on June 1, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    The last few videos have made me feel like you’re in on my pinterest searches. I’ve been struggling to decide between a couple colors. I like a lot of color but I still need to pick the big colors to work around. Another great video.

  13. Crafting With Charm on June 1, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    Yes girl! I like your color code: 1 base color, 1 accent color x repetition = color cohesiveness. Thank you for explaining that that one base color & the one accent color actually means Different colors in that same family color code. Now I can see how you decorated your apartment the way it is which I always thought was so beautiful & thought I could never do it but the way you just explained that makes sense & I can see that now.

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