Color is the key ingredient to awakening a room’s emotion. It’s usually the reason why we find one product more appealing than the other, and likewise why we’re attracted to one space more than others. Believe it or not, color is responsible for roughly sixty percent of our emotion over a particular item or place!
The big fuss over color is usually centered on the psychology of colors. The effects color have on us are both psychological and physical. Wherever we go we’ll respond to color, even though it’s widely underestimated. It bares its importance both in our homes and in our workspace.
If you’re not too confident with your color choice, start small. A small hall, bathroom or powder room should fit your needs perfectly. If you’re painting it yourself, pick a space where you can see the result of your work as soon as possible. Don’t worry if you mess it up, because it’s not a big scale project, you can just paint it over! Each step of the process is its own adventure.
The first step in painting is finding inspiration in your favorite artwork or household item. Pick the most dominant color of the object or artwork and play around it. See how it blends in with its surroundings and which colors compliment your dominant color the best.
Have in mind the vibe it’s giving. Take in consideration what mood you’re going to give off. Pick soft colors in the bedroom, so that it has a resting and intimate feeling to it. Colder colors and neutrals give off a quiet vibe, while strong colors represent drama.
Choose if you want your dining are to feel formal or inviting and sociable. Brighter and warmer colors give a social ambiance, while deep colors, like blue and green, will give a quiet and formal atmosphere.
Same rules apply for the kid’s room. Think carefully if you want it to be restful and calm or energetic and active. Try avoiding very bright hues, as they might over stimulate your children. Bright colors might make your children feel irritated or tired.
Control your coloring, not the other way around
Take in consideration the lighting of your room. Natural light will show you the most accurate color, so a room with less natural light might seem different than what you hoped for. Because of that, strong colors might feel overpowering when painted next to a larger window. Fluorescent light will most likely cast a blue tone to the color of the paint. While incandescent light will bring out the warmer tones.
If you’re scavenging the internet for tips, you’re going to need to know the terminology of coloring. Hue is a different name for color (for example, green and red are hues). Hue value determines the brightness of color. Colors with a dominant hue tend to be more intensive. Intensity refers to color purity. Pure colors such as green will feel more intense than combined colors. Saturation refers to the domination of hue, think of it as adding white to a color.
Following these rules will prepare you for a successful painting “operation”. Enjoy the colors that’ll fill your daily life!