Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Color Me A Perfect Room!
Color is one of the most, if not thee most, important element in design. Color should not only create a mood, but it should reflect the person who is utilizing the space. As a designer, you would not want to use a warm muted pallet full of browns, tans and beiges for an artsy free spirt would you? No, you would use more vibrant colors, such as reds, pinks, yellows etc. Each color signifies a different feeling and color psychology should always be considered.
Grey=Can represent elegance in an interior if it is used properly and sparingly. Grey overload could make one feel sad and depressed. But accents of grey can make a space feel formal.
White=Purity, cleanliness, and simplicity. However, too much white can make people feel uncomfortable and we all know white isn't the best color to use in a home with little ones.
Black=Timeless, power and unity. Too much black could start to make one feel sad and depressed.
Red=Great color to promote energy, passion and hunger. Red is a popular color to use in restaurants and if you notice, movie theaters. Ever wonder why you suddenly crave pop-corn and M&Ms? Blame it on the red curtains. Red is not always a good color to use in a bedroom though. A bedroom is supposed to be a relaxing place, red is not considered a restful color.
Blue=The most popularly used color. Blue promotes tranquility, harmony and unity. Too much blue however, can make one start to literally feel blue. So, blue walls on top of blue carpet and blue furniture will equal one sad homeowner.
Green=Nature, calming, harmony and balance. Unlike red, green is good for bedrooms, because it is calming and relaxing.
Yellow= A good summertime color, yellow represents happiness, intelligence and sociability. Yellow is good for a child's room.
Purple=Creativity, royalty, and romance. Yet, too much purple could start to make people confused. Great for creative work spaces.
Orange= Similar to red, orange reflects energy, enthusiasm and playfulness. Orange would be good in a child's playroom.
Brown= Richness, nature, tradition and boldness. Brown is a great color for the home, but should be partnered up with something light and airy such as blue or pink.
Pink= A mostly spring time color, pink symbolizes femininity, health, love and joy. Perfect for a girly nursery or perfect to use when you want to make a feminine statement.