Going to the paint store can seem overwhelming at times, but the number one thing to remember about paint colours is the fact that there are really just seven base colours at work to create those endless shades. The best thing you can do when trying to figure out which colours to use in your space are simply to start with three colours. If you are simply choosing a colour for a space that already exists, then pick three colours that are in something that’s already in the room.
When redesigning an entire space, you should consider the mood you are trying to create in the space. Here are some things interior designers keep in mind when helping clients select colours for their space:
Warm hues tend to be especially stimulating and can evoke feels of courage, strength, or assertion. One of the best examples of this is the colour of red, which is commonly used to instil feelings of vigour and activity.
Green and blue are generally thought of as colours that instil a sense of calm because these colours are found commonly throughout nature. Green meadows and blue skies are typically very calming, so it stands to reason that these colours are very common. Often a slower pulse and cooler body temperature are the results of people spending time in rooms that are some shade of green or blue.
Neon colours and other excessively bright shades of any colour, including blue or green, provides a jolt of energy that starts with the eyes and goes throughout the body. Neon colours are a good option for a place where activity is the desired effect, especially in physical fitness facilities.
Many people have no idea just how much the color of their space affects the mood and the level of productivity in their employees. The right combination of colors can create any desired mood or effect for any space, but it takes the expertise of a professional interior designer to help you figure out precisely which combination you need to achieve the desired result.
In addition to selecting the right colour, creating the proper design for the space also plays an important role in the mood you are trying to create for the space. For example, you may choose a calming blue for a space in which you need to instil calm in a stressful area, but if the overall design of the space isn’t conducive to calm, then the colour is clashing with the design, which can create a disconcerting feeling. This is because on a subconscious level, you don’t know what kind of mood is being created in that space.
Interior designers typically start with the idea of utility. What is the space going to be used for? From there they can create one that is functional for your needs by blending color and overall design in a way that creates the precise mood you need to be felt in that space. In the case of large rooms or open floor plans, they may even use more than one paint color on the walls to build the space that you’re looking for.
Interior design is full of intricacies that only professionals who deal with them every day can fully understand. We’ve all had that feeling of walking into a room and suddenly feeling our mood shift one way or another, and while we may not realise it, that shift is usually due to the design of the room. Let the designers at LDB Design show you how to tie your wall colours into the décor to create a look that’s not just functional but also creates the mood you need in the space.