Colors play an important role in Interior design, but mostly it is overlooked because not all people are brave enough to take on bright/bold colors. Professional Interior designers assist you with decorating your spaces.
Below are some tips on how to use colors for any interior design project:
[list class=’bullet-add’] [li]If you’re planning to sell/rent out your home, try using neutral colors for the wall and floor.[/li] [li]If you’re edgy to trying out bright/bold colors, introduce a color to the existing furniture and check whether it will match or not.[/li] [li]Experiment with different colors in a bedroom that isn’t used often before moving to the main room of the home.[/li] [/list]
Although there’s no hard and fast rule that says everyone will react in a certain way to a certain color, there is truth about the psychology of color that certain colors tend to elicit certain emotions, moods and even physical feelings.
Warm Vs Cool
Colors are divided into two groups: Warm and Cool. Reds, yellows, and shades of orange are warm colors and are known to stimulate and excite, while blues, greens, and purples are cool colors as they have a relaxing and calming effect. In general warm colors work well in places where there should be activity and interaction, like the kitchen and living room, and cool colors are most appreciated in rooms where the aim is relaxation and calmness, like the bedroom and bathroom.
Red is the most emotionally intense of all the colors and is known to raise the heart rate, increase blood pressure (which most of us do not want!!) and speeds up breathing. It also helps in stimulating the appetite and hence can be a good choice for the walls of a dining room.
Yellow speeds the metabolism, enhances concentration, and inspires optimism and happiness. If over-used, however, it can become too stimulating and can instead lead people to become tense and crabby.
Blue One of the most popular “favorite” colors, blue has the opposite effect of red: it calms, relaxes, inspires tranquility and suppresses appetite. The downside of blue is that it can come off as cold or depressing. Blue is often used in bedrooms and study rooms.
Green is similar to blue but more versatile. It does not suppress appetite (perhaps because so many foods in nature are green) and in its lighter shades can be cheerful and relaxing.
Violet is one of the most unpredictable colors where people may react erratic to it. It can seem artificial and intense, or very romantic and sophisticated. In general children respond better to shades of purple than adults. Thus, Violet color is highly recommended to be used in Kids’ rooms; however it may be confined to girls only.
White is bright, fresh, and neutral so it goes with everything. White enhances natural light and makes things appear clean. White color brings in positivity to your home. As white refers to purity, it enhances your positive spirits and give you peace. However, too much white can become stark.
Brown is earthy, warm, and calming. It implies feelings of thickness and strength and pairs well with most other colors.