Color your home can bring life and excitement to otherwise dull areas. Why do we choose particular colors for Interior Designing? It is because we either like them or have seen them in a magazine or someone’s home. But, some of us have trouble deciding on which colors we really want to use in our own home.
So, what do you do? Look around the room and see what color is predominant in your furniture and fabrics. Now choose a predominant color from the ones you see and that will be your base color for the room. It will also be the interior wall paint color
How Do Colors Make You Feel?
This is a very important element when creating a design. Colors are an extension of who you are and express emotions with clarity. What do you want out of the space? Do you want to evoke energy, or rather have it appear more relaxed? Is the space for everyone in the home or just you? Knowing this is the first step, and then using color to create a personal palette of style is next.
Yellow = Idealist, Self-fulfillment, Lofty dreams.
Green = Moral, Balance, Caring, companion.
Blue-Green = Sensitive, Exacting and sensitive.
Blue = Secure, Conservative, Trusting and loyal friend.
Purple = Polite, Vain and non-impressionable.
Lavender = Social, Civilized and neat.
Brown = Dependable, Conservative by nature.
Red = Aggressive, Vigorous, Impulsive in your mood and actions.
Burgundy = Ambition, Conscience and strength.
Pink = Romantic, Charm, Softness and warmth.
Orange =Adventuress, Good-natured and charming
White = Simplicity, Neat and immaculate.
Gray = Cautious and non-committal.
Black = Dignified, Sophisticated and mysterious.
However, don’t run out and buy the color that matches your personality if you already have colors in your home. These personalities are just a non-scientific way to look at colors and how and why people choose them. But, keep in mind that some colors don’t work in all rooms; so be careful how you choose them.
Warmer and Cooler Colors
Warmer colors like Reds, Oranges and Yellows create intimate spaces, although they may be bright and colorful, but they are homely and alive. These colors bring energy to the room so they are good for living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms, where people often gather to eat, play or relax.
Cooler colors like blues, greens and purples are best at creating relaxed spaces that are soothing and calm. They work great for bedrooms, kid’s rooms and bathrooms, since you sleep and relax in both. But if you are like me and love to have a crisp, cool and open space, than cool colors are your best bet. If you are worried the room will look too cold, then there are many ways to warm it up with textures, furniture and accessories
Both warm and cool colors can open a space but in different ways. Cool colors help give a space a clean, airy and modern feel. With the help of whites, it’s refreshingly brightened. Warm colors stimulate a space so the energy they create can make a room seem larger than it is.
I hope this blog will help you all in choosing exact colors for your HOME. Remember, Right colors at Right places, will make your HOME, a place to be. Till then *Cheers*…..