5 strategic use of color in interiors

5 strategic use of color in interiors

The correct color application is such an inherent part of interior design that it might sometimes get overlooked in the grand scheme of the design itself. Selecting careful contrasts and mixtures within the interior can create a visual balance that cannot be achieved with simple material applications. Today we will be looking at some very strategic and interesting use of colors within otherwise simple interior schemes.

  1. Green on monochrome

A monochrome interior design may be about the careful visual balance of black and white hues but there is certainly more to it than that. Sometimes, the monotony needs to be broken and in that case choosing the right accents to do just that can be quite a challenge. In the interior below, you can see how well it has been done by using formal photo frames in various shades of green along with the simple lighting fixture of primary colors – simple and sweet with a twist.

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  1. A mix and match situation

A multicolored interior with a simple offset is the hardest thing to pull off. You can mix and match several colors without finding the right one for days. That is why the interior in the image below is quite an inspiration. The wooden table is just the right mediator between the red, black and gold of the chairs – a combination that would have seemed quite garish in theory but works just fine.

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  1. Of a temporary fix

Bedcovers may be a temporary fix, which makes them one of the best and worst interior design elements of all time. They always have to be selected in colors and patterns that complement the inherent interior style. In the image below, we have a quirky yellow bedcover that works quite well within the modern contemporary setting of the bed it is located in – just the right amount of bright within the dull.

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  1. Brown and ash

Color combinations within wooden design are hard to find, mostly because there is very little dynamic within the same hues of wood. However, the interior below manages to make the best of the situation by choosing a great contrast between the oak and ash wood combination. The light, airy aesthetic of the oak wood provides a bland contrast against the dark, gloomy vibe of the ash wood, and together these two end up making a nice, cozy, warm and intimate interior a la contemporary rustic.

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  1. Somewhere over the rainbow

While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but a rainbow colored combination can go a long way in defining a playful, coltish aesthetic. The cheesy ambient implication of this color scheme has been balanced out by the distinctly retro formation of the furniture and accessories, so it works quite well.

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