Choosing the right color palette and decoration can transform any room, visually increasing its area and height, giving a light and airy atmosphere. Favorite colors incorrectly combined among themselves, can irritate, oppress and spoil the mood. To the environment was encouraging and created a positive attitude, you should use the advice of professionals in the selection and harmonious combination of colors.
To find out what rules should guide the choice of colors, we asked the advice of a practicing designer Mary Bohr.
1. Revise and evaluate your wardrobe
For an everyday wardrobe usually are selected things most pleasing colors and shades. Such clothing and accessories lift your spirits, give confidence, create a positive attitude. Therefore, the most frequently occurring color in the wardrobe should be used in the decoration of the room.
2. The law of three colors
There is a great variety of different colors and shades. Sometimes it is quite difficult to give preference to any color, because like all. However, you should decide on the most attractive of the three and combine them in different elements.
3. The color formula of 60/30/10
To the interior of the rooms were finished and elegant, it is recommended to follow the formula of the color ratios 60/30/10:
- 60% should be given to the dominant color that will set the tone of the room. Usually in this color decorated the walls and ceiling.
- 30% is a secondary color, which painted pieces of furniture.
- 10% is given to different shades that put the color accents with small decorations and accessories.
4. Different shades of the same color will give a special chic and elegance to the decor
The use of only three colors in the design of the room can make it quite dull and featureless. The combination of lighter and darker shades of primary colors will give the room personality and will emphasize the refined taste of the owners.
5. A combination of warm and cool colors
To create a cozy room you need to Supplement rich bright warm color light cool colors.
6. Color wheel — a guarantee of compatibility colors
If you are not sure that self-selected color will harmonize and blend together, it is better not to risk and to access the system color wheel. Using this system, we can clearly identify the colors, harmony with each other, complement each other, and incongruous combinations.
7. Different color can visually change the room size
When choosing colors for the interior should be taken into consideration that different colors have different visual weight. The interior, designed in bright or muted colors with small elements, a simple figure in the finish, allows you to visually enlarge the space of the room, to give it lightness and airiness.
Bright colors, massive elements of large, complex drawings to visually reduce the room, depriving her of light and space. Therefore, these variants of the situation is permissible only in the spacious rooms.
8. Materials and accessories have their own color
Some materials and hardware have a certain characteristic color, hue, gloss, which change is not possible. This feature should be considered in the final selection of small, sometimes insignificant elements. Mismatched knobs on furniture, picture frame or material of the candlestick can disturb the harmony of the overall situation.
9. The right combination of dark and light shades
The harmonious combination of dark and light colors have a long-established nature, the dark color of the earth and vegetation at the bottom, and the bright sky and shining sun at the top. This option is ideal for interior decoration, when the floor and floor coverings perform in darker colors, and the walls and ceiling much lighter.
10. Create your own color palette
Sometimes it is very difficult to describe to others the desired color or submit your favorite shade in combination with other colors. Prior to the registration of the internal environment of the room should create a palette of the most attractive colors. Choosing the eye-pleasing colors and shades to create a directory that you can carry with you when choosing furniture, finishes and accessories.
Most importantly, remember that the right combination of colors will allow you to create individual and elegant interior.
Thank you for the photo and the advice of interior designer Mary Borovoe.