Color management in interior design: how to use color and create a beautiful home
The human eye can distinguish about 7 million different colors. How to find the right color scheme for your home?
The goal of any interior design coloring project is to create a layered look that brings a sense of harmony, wholeness, and personality to a room. Understanding how colors work together and how colors make you and your guests feel is critical to creating a successful room.
There are 8 components to color management:
1. Apply the color palette of classic interior design.
Every designer learns the classic rule of applying a 60-30-10 color palette: 60%: your primary color, 30%: a secondary color, and 10%: an accent color. Choose your favorite color to be the primary, secondary, or accent color.
2. Use accessories to accentuate the color. This tip saves time, saves money, and offers unlimited variety. Accessories are easily changed, resulting in an instantly updated look throughout the seasons.
3. Match the color values. Pay attention to the relative lightness and darkness (color value) of the colors on your palette. Stick to similar color values, if you have three colors.
4. Match the colors to the goals of the room. First ask yourself ‘What kind of feeling do I want to create?’. Then choose your color values according to the goals of the room. Values determine moods. Neutrals create a quiet elegance. Pastels are peaceful and relaxed. Vibrant colors give energy and flavor to another boring and wise space. Take your pick, which means: pick a mood; do not combine them within a room.
5. Create color unity. If you’re so in love with one color that you want a room that’s all one color, you can. You’ll achieve a wonderful layered look by varying the intensity of color in your room’s monochromatic color scheme.
6. Combine opposites. Opposite colors look great together. One color can be the dominant color, the other the secondary color or the accent color. In your planning, try what works for you: mix and match until you get it just right, then apply your coloring formula to your room.
7. Choose Tranquil Color Analogies. Create an analog range of colors by adding the two adjacent colors to your favorite color on the color wheel. This usually gives a calming effect.
8.Includes B/W. Don’t forget to include a black and white tattoo. Just as you would in a painting to make your colors “pop”, include some black and include some white in the overall color scheme.
where to start
Nature is a good source of color selections and combinations. So are successful works of art that you love and already own. Look elsewhere for ideas too. You can also browse the latest designer magazines to find out what colors are in style and find unique ideas. Experiment in your plans.
If you’re considering a major room overhaul, plan out your colors on paper first. Make samples and tape them to a board, so you can see what your room will look like when it’s finished. Then, when you’ve applied these 8 Color Rules to your existing decor on paper and found a bright color scheme that will work by experimenting on paper, apply it to the room itself.
You may not need a full color overhaul. Even if you only make one change, you can already do a miracle for your audience. Good luck designing.