Published on: Mar 27, 2016 @ 14:27
Colours can cheer us, make us feel safe, calm, relax and help us to remember pleasant things.
Colours play an important role in our life. They create many effects on our mind. Colours can cheer us, make us feel safe, calm, relax and help us to remember pleasant memories.
There are three primary colours: yellow, red, and blue. When you combine these primary colors together, you get the secondary colors such as yellow and red is orange and blue and red is purple. When you mix the primary colours with secondary ones you get different color shades which are called tertiary colours.
We must select the colours very carefully in our home décor to get the desired effects as we are the ones who live in the house.
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The Blue color is considered as calm and tranquil and implies great religious feeling and noble ideals. In the home décor, blue color can be used to create an atmosphere of work and meditation.
The blue color is excellent for bedrooms and it creates a cool and clear look. A light shade of blue color is used to design the interior space to enlarge the room. You can choose from grey-blue to neutral blue hue that suits your room.
When you use soft shades of blue color for ceiling it gives the effect of cool, soothing and heavenly. But the dark color gives the illusion of the ceiling advancing and provide a dramatic backdrop.
Red is a color of romance, passion, threat etc. It gives a resonant and stimulating aspect for your rooms. A room with much red can increase the level of passion. The Red color is known to increase appetite and therefore so many restaurants have red walls and are widely used in home’s kitchens. Red ceilings look very weighty but red walls look energetic.
Red is predominantly used as an accent color, but now there seems to be a more of a trend using this color on walls to make a room warm and inviting.
Yellow color gives a bright and optimistic air for your home. The Yellow ceiling looks luminous, reflective and glowing and yellow walls look warm.
Yellow appears brighter than white and it is advisable for dark, poorly illuminated and dim spaces. You can also use it for safety purpose due to the high visibility qualities.
The Brown color is made of a mixture of several colors like black, yellow, red, green, gray or orange. It brings a feeling of naturalness and comfort to your home. It is found very often in nature and also considered as a neutral color. It gives us a sense of security, durability, stability, and comfort and also adds depth and warmth to interiors.
Brown is the color of the earth and many plants are of brown color. Brown color can create a welcoming, warm and rustic effect.
White color creates a refreshing, pure and clean look in your home. When you use it in your rooms, it may give the impression of delicacy, sophistication and an invigorating freshness. White ceiling reflects light and reduces shadows and white walls look very clean and delicate.
As it is a well-known fact that white reflects light better than any other color, it doesn’t mean that you should only use white on your ceilings. You can use white in combination with other neutral colors.
You can also use white color in your kitchen’s counter-tops, tile and cabinet selections and pair it with red colors to bring warmth to your kitchen.
Gray interior creates a more exclusive and refreshing appearance with a subtle elegance. Its effect depends very much on the color shade that you will use. But if you have too many gray areas in your room then it can create a boring environment. Grey ceiling creates shadows and grey walls look cool and neutral. This color inspires creative people to become more creative.
The Black color is associated with dignity, sophistication, death, and mourning. If you use it in a smart way, black can create an elegant, sophisticated and bold aspect for your home interiors. You should use black color to highlight certain things but do not use it too much. The Black ceiling looks heavy and black walls look threatening or dramatic. Black is very dependent on where it is used.
In general, the color pink is considered as a feminine color and it is often associated with everything related to girls. In home décor, the psychological effects of pink color are soothing and comfortable. You can use pink color to create a fresh, sophisticated and fine atmosphere in the house.
Pink ceilings look soft, delicate and comfortable. Soft pink tiles and stones add warmth to the essence of a room.
Purple / Lavender
The Purple color is associated with royalty and power and creates a luxurious and expensive environment and adds vibrancy to your home. When you combine the soft purple color with blues it makes your room look elegant, calm and serene. Lavender colors are soothing and attract more attention.
Green is the color of relaxation and is an excellent color for home interiors. You can use green color when you want to create a calm involving concentration and meditation and relaxing atmosphere in your home.
Light green is excellent for bedrooms, living rooms, and hospitals. The best way to use green in the interior design is to combine several colors, or green combined with other colors. Green ceiling looks protective and green walls create the effect of safe, calm and reliable.
The psychological effects of green color are similar to those of blue and is also perceived as calm and natural.
Orange color is perceived as cheerful and lively. The psychological effect of this color is pride and ambition. Orange ceilings look energetic and advancing.
Soft peachy tones of orange, when used on walls, create a warm and glowing effect in interior design. When this hue is close to peach then it is a suitable color for your bathroom.
The Orange color is considered more friendly and welcoming and thus makes it a most preferred color for your guest room.
Violet color is associated with rich sophistication and looks divine in living rooms. It’s a chic color and when combined with reds, greens and yellows it creates friendly effects in home interiors.
Violet is the colour of adventure. So, it is the most favourite color of kids and they use it in their rooms for getting playful. You can try the deep shade of this color to feel lively and cheerful.
Ajay Verma, founder and writer of TheHousingWorld, a real estate and mortgage news website. He has over fifteen years of rich experience in the above mentioned industries.