Mood Making – An Effective Color Palate
Color psychology is not a new advent. It has been, in fact, in use long before the term ‘color’ and ‘psychology’ were even coined together. The effect of the right color palate is such that it can make or break the ambient mood of an interior scheme, and when you choose the wrong combinations, it can end up destroying the mood and relative ambiance of your scene. Each color on the palate is used to stimulate a specific feeling, to be used in a specific sort of typology, and when that functional pragmatism is messed up, you can end up with a space that is conceptually and physical all over the place. Subtle accents are nice as long as you instinctually know what colors to pair up, but it is necessary for a designer to actually understand the cause and effect of every color combination that they choose to use in a particular interior scape.
Color psychology may be an ancient art, but it is certainly not a dying one. In fact it is thriving in more ways than one in the contemporary world, and is fully embraced and applied. From the rich and bold accents of baroque, the playful strokes of rococo to the subdued simplicity of contemporary, color seem to play a huge role in every aspect. Today, we would be taking a look at a few interiors that create the perfect ambient mood with the best color scheming.
1. Pink and Contrast
When you’re playing with a visually vibrant color scheme – pink, yellow, orange, limes – make sure to always subdue their splashes and accents with an achromatic scheme; black when you want to subdue, and white and you want to set it free. In that way, it can seem more visually appealing in its setting.
Mauve is a color that is, at the same time dull as well as vibrant, you have to know your own preference of the space to apply that in your color scheme. The flavor of your interior scheme would depend on just how contemporary you want your mauve to be.
3. Mix and Match
In case you want to layer a theme over another theme, make sure the color scheme is contrasting enough to set the course for par for the rest of your interior. The combination of green, red and blue below is a great diverse application.
Although this interior may seem distinctly achromatic, the spines of the books that have been methodically placed on the shelves seem to provide an ample amount of contrast to enhance the overall ambiance and aesthetics of this scheme.
Mostly leaning towards an achromatic white, the careful integration of mauve and periwinkle into the mix make this interior just a bit more magical than it would have been otherwise.