When choosing colours for your space, there are a few things to take into consideration:
The first thing is to choose neutrals on the furniture and walls and use the focal color as an accent like pillows, throws, area rugs. This way, if you get tired of the colour you chose or simply didn’t like it at all, you can easily change it. Also, this method gives you the right proportion of how to manage colours in a room: 80% neutrals, 20% colors of your choice.
Another thing is to choose between a warm or cool colour. The choice you make depends on what you prefer, but it also depends on the room that you are about to furnish. Hot colours are warming and stimulating, so they should be used in social rooms such as the living room, family room, dining room, or kitchen. Cold colours are cooling and calming, so they should be used in private rooms like bedrooms or bathrooms.
The next element for you to choose, is a bright colour or a pastel colour. This has to do mainly with your personality and what you can live with every day; as well as the quality of the fabric or material that you pick, and the room that you are designing.
The last thing is choosing how you are going to illuminate the room. Selecting the right bulbs and the right lighting is a must. First you need general lighting for the room. Then you need to decide what items or areas you want to give special attention to. It could be a sofa, a picture, a particular corner, etc.
The colour you pick is of utmost importance, but how you put things together matters as well.
Article written by: Adriana Glait
Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest,