5 basics of incorporating color harmony in your interiors
Colors are the figurative make-up of any interior design. Just like you contour your face with make-up, designers contour their creations with appropriate colors. Choosing the correct color scheme is extremely important. It depends upon the style of your interior scheme, as well as the aesthetic that you wish to go form. Adequate contrast is also pretty important while selecting your color scheme. You cannot design an interior with totally clashing colors – it would come out looking garish. At the same time, you cannot pair up two bland colors either – it’ll look to drab. So creating a balance, a rhythmic harmony between colors is important when it comes to designing the perfect interior. Let’s look at a few tips that will help you get a better grasp of what to do in order to achieve that.
- Paint by textures
If you’re looking to make your interior bright, but don’t want to go bold, then you should saturate the colors through appropriate textures. If you look at the interior in the image below, you’ll notice how the burnished gold and navy blue has been toned down through carefully rugged textures. The overall effect is beautifully vintage yet still colorful.
- Playing with singles
Using a single hue to decorate your interior can be tricky. You have to balance out with whites and careful accent lighting. The interior below is the perfect example of this phenomenon. The green has been applied carefully, on semi-massive surface areas to give an overwhelming elegance to the space.
- Making a statement
Applying your colors in bold lines and angles can help you make a statement. It will add a unique quality and a distinct visual statement to your space. But for this tip to work successfully, make sure you’re working with appropriately contrasting colors – case in point; the yellow and cerulean in the image below.
- Going neon
If you like the funky unpredictability of neon colors, and want to apply them in your interior then make sure that you use a dull color as a backdrop. This will drastically lower the sideways garish impact of an all-neon color scheme. The image below showcases a good example of this idea – neon orange furniture with a dull brown backdrop.
Some people prefer a dated, almost retro look, and only a great color harmony can help you achieve that. The image below shows a pink and blue interior that has been carefully saturated through beautiful textures. That, along with the style of the furniture and careful displacement of the two colors creates a bizarre but appreciative effect and gives off a unique, antiquated look about the interior space.