Cool colours comprise of all the shades of blue, green and purple on one side of the colour wheel. They have an inherently calming effect, and can be used to emulate a relaxing aura in an interior design. However, it can be challenging for most home owners to incorporate a purely cool colour scheme in their homes, which is why we’ve compiled a few tips on how you can use to get the best results.
1. Accompanying backdrops
Cool colours look their best when they are matched with a white or cream-coloured backdrop. This palette does not fare well when used against dark or bold colour schemes. On the contrary, it positively glows when used in tandem with a nice, neutral backdrop. The couch in this image looks stunning when paired with the light hued flooring, white exposed brick walls and lightly textured media console.
2. Make it seem larger
Cool colours have an inherently reflective quality. Since they are lighter in shade, they tend to make any space seem larger than it is. You can incorporate them along with a bit of texture and some light designing, but overall, they do have a pretty sophisticated presence, that seems to exude an understated elegance in any space.
3. Casual rapport
Cool colours have a very casual, informal vibe. They tend to look their best when used I contemporary and eclectic interior designs, where their presence seem to fill the space with a fun aura. This is why cool coloured furniture seems quite charming in modern homes. You can see how this technique works by taking a close look at this image.
4. Embrace natural light
Cool colours have the ability to embrace lots of natural light. Many bold and warm hued colours lose their charm when struck with sudden sunlight, but not the cool spectrum of the palate. On the contrary, the aesthetic of these colours absolutely blossoms under the glare of natural lighting, which is why interior designs that feature cool colours look stunning with large window portals.
5. Striking balance
One last important thing to remember while using cool colours is that you need to add a bit of contrast to the mix. You can do so by adding a dash or two of bright colours in the mix to make the ambiance seem visually interesting.