Every home interior design comprises of at least two colours in its main scheme. One of these colours is dominantly used throughout the space, and is known as the ‘primary colour scheme.’ The other one is used in a relatively smaller ratio, and is known as the ‘secondary colour scheme.’ The selection of both these colours has a huge impact in our lives. They can either brighten our mood, or make us feel relaxed. Their impact on our daily lives is very extensive. So today, we’ll be sharing a few tips on how you can introduce colour therapying your homes by using the right colour palette!
1. For dual-purposed spaces
It can be challenging to select the right colour counterparts when designing dual-purposed spaces. For example, a living room is a place where you entertain. Therefore, it has to look charming and impactful. However, it’s also a space where you sit back and relax after a long day. So, its interior design has to be relaxing as well. You can use colour therapy to get the best of both worlds. Choose your primary colour scheme to be understated and relaxing, while the secondary colour choices can be vivid and statement-worthy. The living room design in these images is a great example of how you can do so.
2. For activity-based spaces
As far as colour therapy is concerned, highly functional spaces have to feature an adequate amount of bright, vivid colour scheme to evoke an ambiance that promotes activity. This colour can be a part of either the primary or the secondary colour schemes. If it’s very bright and vibrant, it’s best to use it moderately. The kitchen design in these images is an excellent example on how to articulate this concept. The vermillion red backsplash and countertops create an aura of excitement that combines nicely with the white cabinet surfaces. This is a space that definitely inspires you to participate in various activities.
3. For personal spaces
Spaces like the bedroom, which are designed to promote peace and relaxation should feature an understated primary colour scheme. The secondary colour scheme can be used to introduce accents within the space, but these too have to match the relaxing hues of the primary colour scheme. Take these two bedrooms as an example. Both of them have been carefully designed to emote the best of comfort, and the colour scheme is a large part of that. The use of white, beige, and greys creates a truly relaxing atmosphere where you can sit back and calm down.
4. For private spaces
There’s usually no need to be flashy when it comes to selecting the colour scheme of your private spaces. These mostly include the bathroom. In fact, it’s best to be as restrained as possible while selecting primary and secondary colour schemes for such spaces. At their heart, they’re meant to be calming in ambiance, so go for soft, neutral hues to articulate them. The bathroom designs in these images are a pretty great example. The use of visual texture on the floor and wall tiles makes the soft colour scheme look incredibly stylish.
5. For decoration purposes
Both bold as well as soft colour schemes are fair game where decoration is concerned. It all really depends on where you’re implementing these hues and what purpose do they serve. For example, if you’re working on a living room, go for bright coloured accents against a soft-hued primary colour scheme. Similarly, use dull and dark colours to create a soothing effect in private spaces!