|Bringing colour into the home can be a fun and creative process (image)|
Have you ever noticed how throwing on a brightly coloured top or a slick of red lipstick can help cheer you up on a gloomy day? Colour can have a direct impact on our mood, which makes it important to choose the right themes for your interiors. Different colours can evoke specific reactions. For example, painting your kitchen red may cause you to eat more, while painting a child’s room bright yellow can leave him feeling agitated. Take a look at the basics of colour theory and how to use it to brighten up your daily life!
|Colour can really effect your moods (image)|
Putting the Colour Wheel to Work
Interior designers use the colour wheel to pick and choose colours that will work well together. It provides a nice visual of the basic colours, and how they blend. One popular way to use the colour wheel is to choose a complementary colour scheme. This involves using two colours that sit across from one another on the wheel, with one acting as the dominant colour and the opposite acting as the accent. This provides a high contrast in your home design. It’s helpful to brush up on your interior design basics to learn the ins and outs of blending colours in a home design scheme. You can study interior design from the comfort of your home with a number of online courses, if you’re new at it.
|Colour Theory (image)|
Colour Schemes for Different Rooms
Once you’ve taken a look at the colour wheel and how colours can be used to complement and balance one another, the next step is to look at the psychology behind them. Here are a few popular ways to bring living spaces to life with colour.
Kitchen: Warm tones like red and orange can be used to stimulate the appetite, making them popular colours for restaurants. They can also be used at home, but if you’re on a diet use them sparingly! Accent these warm hues with minimalistic splashes of black, white, and grey, to ground the colours and create a functional, cosy space.
|Bold red in the kitchen (image)|
|Perfect for a girls bedroom (image)|
|Earth tones brings calm into a living space (image)|
|Love this simple bathroom with pops of green (image)|
Putting it all Together
You don’t need to completely revamp your property to harness the power of colour theory in your daily life. A cheerful green set of throw pillows can create a soothing effect in your living room, while a fresh coat of white paint will perk up a tired bathroom. Bringing in new colours to your living space can create a more harmonious, comfortable environment for day to day life!
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