How To Use Colour in Interior Design

How To Use Colour in Interior Design

Colour theory is the study of different hues and how to use them in harmony. It's useful in design because it tells us which palette of colours go well together. Colour can influence moods, feelings, and even how much sleep you get, so these choices play an important role in the overall environment of a home. You can design your home by choosing furnishings and fabrics in colours that complement your personality.

In this post, we have rounded up some tips on how you can use colour in interior design:

  • Choosing painting colours
  • Balancing your palette
  • Accent with light and texture
Choosing Paint Colours

Choosing paint colours

Although each room in a house is distinct, each area should flow easily and seamlessly into the others to create a cohesive decorating scheme. When rooms have drastically different colour palettes for decorating styles, the overall effect can be unsettling and abrupt. Colours, fabrics, patterns, and objects, on the other hand, should have a calming balance that feels natural and connected.

Balancing Your Palette

Balancing your palette

Choose one dominant colour to fill approximately 60% of the space. The majority of designers use a neutral colour as their dominant colour. Then, choose a secondary colour or an accent colour. A secondary colour should take up approximately 30% of the room, while accents should take up approximately 10%.

Accent With Light and Texture

Accent with Light and Texture

Light is one of the most effective ways to highlight and adjust colour stylistic uses, adding depth and value to a room. Installing light dimmers is another effective way to calm the environment. It is necessary to experiment a little in order to find the best fit. Because applying paint is simple and inexpensive, if one colour on a wall doesn't feel quite right, it's fine to repaint with another.

Textures and fabrics are an important part of the decor of a room. Textures such as wood or stone surfaces, window treatments, furniture upholstery, flooring, and accents such as throw blankets and pillows will add to the comfort and feel of a room. A room can be dressed up or down to create a chic interior or a lived-in look.

Hire A Professional Interior Designer

Hire a professional interior designer 

Whether you’re new to colour theory in interior design or not, talking to a local decorator can be informative and inspiring. Find interior designers with the experience and expert knowledge to bring all the benefits of colour to your space.

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