Bringing in a little warmth into your interiors, especially in the contemporary aesthetic could be challenging. Designers have come up with a way to bring in a warm aesthetic into the austerity of contemporary interiors by finding a great combination of color and lighting. Further, let’s look at just how this can be accomplished!
1. Color come lighting
Finding the combination of right color with the right lighting style is the first step. Once you’re done with that, you’re already halfway there. Choose your color from the warm end of the color wheel spectrum. These include hues and tints of brown, red, burgundy and more. For example, if you choose a nice burgundy color and complement it with a dim gold lighting style, you’ll get a great formal interior design with a lot of warmth.
2. Using textures
The right textures can certainly ramp up the warmth in any interior design. But if you’re looking for something a little different from usual, straw-spun shades as window coverings would be a nice place to start. These have a naturally organic texture that can infuse the interior design with an inherent warmth. Coupled with a dim gold lighting style, you can get the ultimate cozy vibe in your space.
3. Lots of beige
The color beige has an almost ceremonious feel when paired with gold lighting. Alone, it emulates the sandy warmth of the Mediterranean beach, but with lights highlighting its already warm color temperature, it will feel even cozier. You can complement this with adequate contrast in the form of dark colors like maroon, red or even black.
4. Using styles
Stylistic accoutrements are a great way to accent a warm ambiance. One you’ve got the perfect color scheme and lighting, you can move onto selecting the perfect visual styles. A great example would be using flow-y drapes or curtains instead of contemporary window coverings to complement the homely vibe.
5. Using accent lights
Dim gold is the perfect lighting temperature to enhance the warmth in an interior design. It can be used as both ambient as well as accent lighting. Accent lighting will complement the formal vibe of the interior. This could be done by using cove lights in strategic places throughout the interior.
6. Getting innovative
Using innovative ways to use lighting and warm colors in within the interior context requires thinking out of the box. A nice idea for illuminating the room in a fun way is to use warm colored bottles and place them right in front of a hidden LED strip light. This will create a fantastic illumination and ramp up the stylistic expression of your space.