How to Choose A Perfect Color for Your Room?

Color theory is the art of using a color with creative and scientifical aspects. Do you ever feel energized walking into a room with vibrant hues and gaudy ornamentations? It’s likely because we humans get highly affected by color psychology. It is a powerful interior designing tool that is also widely used for marketing and branding in various industries. Colors play as verbal communication in a space that speaks its personality, values, and purpose. Considering each of their deeper meanings, it is important to choose a color thoughtfully as they will decide what atmosphere you want to create.

The theory behind colors is limitless. It involves primary shades that amalgamate with each other to form secondary and tertiary shades. All these colors have their identities that trigger emotions in space and define a purpose to it. So, are you thrilled to learn about how these colors affect our moods? Maybe you are looking to redesign your house and struggling to find the perfect color for your space? Let’s sneak a peek onto these concepts behind the color theory and bursts of shades and determine the best suited for your rooms.

  1. Red

The most dramatic color, red symbolizes energy, ambition, action, determination, strength, and power. Using it in the gym or maybe your office room can trigger creativity and the zest to work hard. Reds collaborate with their sister shades that include crimson, burgundy and tomato red to create a rich, pop up feel when used as an accent. However, excessive red should be avoided as it may lead to increased heart rate and hypertension or anxiety as indicated in the image below.

Strategic use of red is important, for example, try blending a red accent piece of furniture in a room with off-white or white walls and grey flooring or paint just an accent wall with enticing red or blood red to create a striking feature in your room. Reds usually pair up with the shades of beige, greys, and lighter browns to balance up the warmth in a space.

2. Blue

Creating one of the strongest hues in the color wheel, blues are associated with feelings of relaxation, calmness, serenity, loyalty, trust, and peace. Symbolic of the natural element, water – they tend to slow down your metabolism whilst creating a calming effect. You could use plentiful of these in your offices, bathrooms, bedrooms and living rooms to evoke confidence and tranquility in the house. Blues are also a good possibility for kitchens as they can be incorporated in the cabinets, wall paint colors or even the backsplash.  

So, are you wondering if all the shades of blue will result in a calm-down feel in the house? The answer would be No! Lighter shades and pastel blues are the ones you would probably use to create a sense of softness and easiness in the house. They can be complemented with shades of deeper yellow and lighter browns. Darker blues such as midnight blue and sapphire blue are pure examples of an integral and powerful feel.

3. Yellow

Are you a lover of beaches? Do you admire Mexico’s sunshine and Ibiza’s sand? You probably like warmer hues like yellow. Maybe you like the optimism and energy it brings out in you. If your space devoids natural lighting or morning sunrays, optimizing the use of yellows would be beneficial as this color symbolizes bright sunshine, intellect, and energy. Yellows are responsible for encouraging communication, thus beneficial if you have teenagers at home. However, avoid an all-yellow environment as you probably might end up losing temper quite often.

Use a bright yellow in kitchens, kid’s room, and nurseries to evoke optimistic feelings. Yellows are best complemented with greys, blacks and whites and should mostly be treated as an accent.

4. Green

The reason we get stimulated by nature is probably the color it represents – green. Combining the optimism from yellow and calmness from blue, greens are a stronger hue that could be used in any room of your house. They represent balance, restoration, and serenity derived from the principles of nature. Bring your outdoors inside by incorporating the greens in furniture, wallpapers, indoor plants, and wall paints.

This hue comes in various eye-catchy shades ranging from olive, lime, emerald and teals. Blending in greens with grey, yellow and whites would create a contemporary and modern look for your room. A sample of creative use of green is the optimization of wallpapers and artificial plantation.

5. Purple

It is the color of royalty, magnificence, and spirituality. Deep-rooted in utter luxury, it fantasizes about creativity and emotions in space while giving a character to it. Do you desire a Hollywood glam look with a striking piece of velvet furniture stealing all the eyes? Yes! Purples are the hues that should be incorporated. You could use it in your lavish dressing room or as an accent in the hallway to create a photogenic space and impress the guests at their first stare.

Shades of purple are equally royal and enticing. Rich plum or violet has an exotic flair to always leave an ever-lasting impact on the users. Meanwhile, lavenders and lighter shades have a calming effect and could be used in study rooms and kids’ playrooms.

6. Pink

Underrated to be used only in the girls’ bedroom, pink has a lot more potential to be used and played with. Pinks have a feminine touch to it that demarcates delicacy and fragile environment. However, bold, and stronger shades such as magenta are reluctant to deeper meanings of drama and rejoice. Pinks usually account for freshness and sweetness in a room.

Highly contrasting with blues, blacks and beige, pinks tend to never disappoint the homeowners. It offers a welcoming feel in your kids’ room, playroom, and nurseries. If used with a perfect tone and contrasting mixtures and blends, pinks can also be incorporated in your dining and living rooms.

7. Neutrals

Neutrals are composed of blacks, whites, greys, and browns that are a necessity to every space in interior designing. They are known for their flexibility in adding up as a subtle base. They could require a pop shade as an accent sometimes but when choosing a monochromatic theme, they tend to emulsify into each other in creating a decent and sophisticated space. Blacks and browns are responsible for luxury and elegance whereas whites and greys are symbolic of purity and cleanliness that add up to be a base, most of the colors rely on. These easy-going colors would be found in every space and are great for fillers when using striking jazzy shades.

Are you ready to give your house a perfect makeover? It is important to choose a color that speaks about you and your personality. Add these colors to your life and observe the deep meaning it adds to your space!

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