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Color Psychology for Interior Design

COLOR PSYCHOLOGY FOR INTERIOR DESIGN General Rules IN CHOOSING COLORS FOR INTERIOR DESIGN ADD THE RIGHT CHOOSE A COLOR COMBINE LIGHT Contrast PALETTE WITH THE & DARK COLORS 60-30-10 RULE Colors also affect the Contrast makes spaces look more interesting. It comes in the form of colors, material perception of space A beautiful palette is not enough. It is important to ap- portion the volume of each. A rule of thirds is suggested by Raquel Stone. styles, textures, and others. White and other light colors make a room seem more spacious. By setting contrast with the right balance and proportion, it can: Dark colors make a room look smaller. A dark colored high ceiling can make it seem low and closer. |Create a focal point Liven up a room 60% the primary color 30% the secondary color A light colored wall with dark paints on the edges can make it look wider. Prevent lifeless design 10% an accent color USE CONTRAST OF HUES Opposite colors in the color wheel USE CONTRAST OF LIGHT Various shades or tones of the same hue (e.g a light blue and navy blue). This is a practical application of adding the right contrast. With this rule you can create balance. UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF COLORS IN Spaces Red DO To avoid overstimulation, use it as accent color or for accessories only. It is energizing and it stimu- lates appetite. It is also known to DON'T increase one's This shade can be so intense and may cause headache. Red is not an ideal choice for bedrooms or areas where you want to relax. pulse rate and blood pres- Good choice for dining room sure. and entertainment areas. PASSION + ENERGY + ADVENTURE + WARMTH + DANGER Blue DO Blue is best combined with white. It creates a comfortable and tranquilizing vibe. This color has a cool and calming effect and is believed to provoke in- tellectual thought. Rooms with a good balance of blue are cozy and relaxing. DON'T Overuse of this shade can create a look that is too unwelcoming. For best results, use blue with a warm undertone. Good choice for bedrooms, bathrooms, and study areas. LOYALTY + SERENITY + AUTHORITY + PROTECTION DO Green Good choice for kitchen, living room, and bedroom. Use green to promote emotional and physical well-being. Relaxing and quiet as with nature. A light tone of green makes a room look fresh & DON'T Overuse of this shade can make relaxing. people feel too relaxed or compla- cent. NATURE + CALM + BALANCE + SECURITY + STABILITY + NEW LIFE Yellow DO Use only as an accent color to make a certain area stand out. A happy color. It is energetic and uplifting, but when used in high proportion it could overstimulate DON'T Do not use for bedrooms. This shade may get in the way of relax- ation as it is thought to provoke feelings of emotional distress. mood and Good choice for kitchens, dining rooms, and north-facing rooms. make people feel irritable. ENERGY + SUNSHINE DO Orange Use in dining areas as it is known to improve appetite. Add plenty of light to an orange room to avoid making spaces look smaller. A color that inspires excite- ment and cheerfulness. A deep shade of orange is ener- gizing, while a lighter tone is relaxing. DON'T Deep orange is good for office while a lighter one is good for dining room. Not the ideal choice for bedrooms as the shade can be too distracting. STABILITY + WARMTH + REAS SURANCE Brown DO Good choice for living rooms and flooring (i.e. wooden floors) Paint your wall with brown as a backdrop for neutral accents. A room with a brown hue in- duces a feeling of comfort and naturalness. This shade DON'T appeals to men because of the sense of reliability and comfort that it exudes. Flat browns are not good for rooms with no natural light, it tends to look ashy and dull. Instead go for brown paints with satin finish. SECURITY + STABILITY + PRACTICALITY + NATURE Black DO Make sure there is enough light source in rooms with black paint. Tones down "sweet" colors like pink. It is the perfect choice for accenting a space or a furniture. It is a go-to color for a minimalist DON'T Not ideal as a base color. Depress- ing effect makes it inappropriate for bedrooms. room design. Good choice for accents and linings. DRAMA + ECCENTRICITY + FORMALITY White DO Use white to connect disjointed spaces, as it creates continuity. DON'T Good choice for hallway and ceiling. This hue can make a room look elegant, spacious and fresh. Never use white with warm under- tones in rooms with natural light- ing. Don't paint a wall with cool un- dertones in artificially lit rooms. CLEANLINESS + SIMPLICITY + INNOCENCE + PURITY + I DEALISM Sources LUGBILL LD DESIGNS W W W.LUGBILL'D ESIGNS.COM

Color Psychology for Interior Design

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Color Psychology for interior design emphasizes the importance of choosing the appropriate color theme for any space. Your choice of paint colors, furniture and accents can affect the overall vibe of ...


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