Bringing Life And Space To The Home Through Color

The look and feel of a room will depend on its color scheme.

Having one or two basic colors in the entire house will ensure good design flow and continuity; the accent colors used in each room will provide personality and individuality.

living room colorContinuity of color gives the illusion of space.

Lighter shades of cool colors (blue, green, pink, purple or red) can push walls out or ceilings up. Darker hues of warm colors (yellow, orange, brown) can pull walls and ceilings in.

room colorHowever, continuity can also get boring. Accent the room with bold and bright colors; it would be much easier to change the accents than the base color.  Too much contrast, however, can break up the illusion of continuity and space, and make the room look cluttered and lacking in harmony.

Ambience is created by room color. A bedroom’s best ambience is one of serenity and comfort; blue is the best color for that. Kitchens need to be cheerful and warm; yellow works best in this room.

Living rooms are where people usually gather to relax; green can make a room refreshing with a touch of vibrancy. Warm colors work best for dining rooms.

It is best to choose the new room color to enhance or complement whatever color of furniture or décor is currently on hand. Cool-toned furniture is best matched with gray that has green or pink undertones.

bed room colorWarm-colored room accessories work best with gray that has blue or lavender undertones. Furniture in brown shades work well with beige; pink or orange undertones in the beige will complement the dark colors as well.


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