Colour is the ultimate mood creator. It shift moods, and influences a space more than anything you put into it.
We respond emotionally to colour, whether we know it or not. A certain hue might take our mind back to our old school uniform, or that favourite flower from our childhood home.
Our idea on colour is influenced by our visual memory – what we connect to from the past.
Colour: Stripping back the confusion
Colours can command a room – but it’s how they’re combined that’s key. You want to choose a dominant colour that anchors the space. To stop the room feeling too one-dimensional, other colours are needed.
These additional colours often compliment the main one, without competing for attention. You can do this by adding a chair in the room or a piece of artwork, to give the room that lift.
The room should start to show a personality, before you add finishing touches to it. In other words, the colours you choose should give it life.
Here are a couple of tips to help you if you’re colour-stuck…
Assess your home’s personality
Just as you have your own style, your home also has a personality. Think of the neighbourhood, your lifestyle, and the location you live in. Your family, and the vibe of your house. Is it energetic, relaxed, or classic? Give some thought to how you want your home to look and feel… and let it guide its colour personality.
Take hints from your home’s architecture
You can use character, details, texture and colours to showcase the era of your home. Let the skeleton of the home help guide your colour options.
Colour trends in 2016
Here are three modern interior colour trends for home decorating projects this year.
And remember, this is the fun part. Play with it and be adventurous!
To talk to an interior design professional about colour, contact Sarah at Design Fusion. Call us on 0402 249 789 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.