Read this before you finalize the colour scheme for your rooms
November 28th, 2016
Choosing the right paint color for your home depends on numerous decisions such as the purpose of the room, who is going to live there, how much natural light it receives, and so on. A beautiful wall shade can also make a room feel much bigger than it is. The right paint color for your rooms can not only leave a pleasant and soothing experience but also help bring positive energy to space.
While composing room color schemes for home, you need to keep two things in mind: first, the color of an object won’t look the same 24 hours a day; and second, relationships between the colors. Colours cannot be perceived in isolation as they are affected by the other colors used next to them. You must keep in mind the context of colors in relation to one another.
The way we “see” color primarily depends on two things:
1. The light that an object absorbs.
2. The impact of the light source. Natural light (sunlight) is affected by a room’s location. Artificial light changes with the type of bulb used. Keep in mind natural light when choosing a color for space.
North-facing rooms: Usually light in these rooms is cool and bluish. So bolder colors are better than muted colors; lighter colors will look passive.
South-facing rooms: In such rooms, sky-light enhances the beauty of cool and warm colors. Dark colors will look much brighter and lighter colors glowing.
East-facing rooms: East light is yellowish before noon, then bluer later in the day. Reds, oranges, and yellows colors are fabulous in east-facing rooms.
West-facing rooms: Evening light in these rooms is beautiful and warm, while slight morning light produces shadows and make colors look dull.
There are numerous ways to finalize successful room color schemes.
You can follow the color wheel guidance. Its formulas show various good- looking color combinations and will help you create paint color combinations that work.
Another way is to experiment yourself based on your own gut reaction to a particular combination of colors. Just like interior designers you can finalize color schemes by a new and unusual ways of combining colors.
You can also follow the color scheme found in a famous painting, a piece of fabulous fabric, or even in a bowl of fruit.
Tips for Achieving your Cherished Colour
1. Apply at least two coats of colors you’re considering at squares of drywalls
2. During different daylight conditions examine the samples of carpet.
3. You can get a color approximation by placing a bulb you’ll be using in a floor or desk lamp. Hang the lights and cover them carefully during painting.
4. Keep in mind that natural and artificial light will work together during some times of day, especially in summer when the duration of dusk is a bit long. Switch on artificial lights even during daylight you will get a good idea of what your colors will look like.
5. The color is also affected by paint sheen. Glossy finishes reflect light and change the looks of color, whereas flat finishes are not so reflective and the color looks better under bright light.
6. Light-coloured walls can bring forth the colors of bold carpets: A bright blue rug, for instance, can make a white wall look bluish.
For creating a harmonious and livable space you need to know how to use color harmonies, contrast, effects, flow and transitions to your advantage.