Using colors to individualize your interiors can be a challenging task. You have to carefully observe the color wheel first, and learn the basics of contrasting; for example, the right side of the color wheel should be used as a primary color scheme, while the left side could be used as contrast and vice versa. You have to understand the very basics of primary, secondary and tertiary colors along with the advantages and disadvantages of various hues. If you don’t know what you’re doing, then your interior might seemed a bit contrived. Below, let’s look at some fun ways to personalize your homes with color.
- A balance of light and dark
It is one of the foremost basic rules of design that any design that uses light tones as a basic foundation must highlight it with darker accents. Similar is the case with interior designing. If you look at the image below you will see the careful thought that has been put into designing the multitude of colors in a balance light and ark harmony.
- Through wallpapers
Wallpapers are an evergreen trend that will never completely vanish of the design grid. Each year throws in a brand new crop of designs that bring new colors, textures and patterns. In the image below you’ll notice how the designers have expertly bought in an outdoor-sy brightness within the space by using the sky-blue-cherry-tree printed wallpaper.
- Incorporating patterns
Patterns are a good way to maximize the impact of your color scheme – especially if you’re working with more than one hue. In the image below you will see the feature bedroom wall dressed in a plethora of color, each of which complements and contradicts the visual balance of the other, but the overall impact remains pleasant.
- Within narrow spaces
In narrow spaces like corridors and residential foyers/lobbies, you could add a bit of colorful flair by using a dull combination against a bring one. The image below represents the perfect articulation of this concept; where the end of the corridor is designed in dull hexagonal patterns while the foreground wall provides a nice, bright contrast to it.
- Through the accessories
Sometimes, you could also use your personal accessories to bring a bout of color within your interiors. If you look at the interior in the image below you’ll see a good example of this. The hand bags and toy collection offer a bright visual contrast against the otherwise pastel combination of the wardrobe finishes.
- Extra interventions
If you ever feel like there is not enough contrast within your interior than you should bring in small interventions. The media wall in the image below has been decked out in indigo mosaics and it looks absolutely wonderful against the dull grey of the back wall.