Paint color changes the look and feel of any room, and helps to infuse a room with your personality. The easy way to world of color are to use color wheel.
Color Wheel is a great tool that let you see what colors will work well in combination to incorporate into a room. When you want to use more than one color, keep in mind to stick with the same intensity.
If you know a few tricks to use color wheel, then color can work magic. Each color has inherent characteristic, e.g. red is stimulating, so it is good choice for dining room where you want lively conversation, blue is restful that why it is popular for bedrooms.
Color wheel includes:
- Primary colors: red, blue and yellow.
- Secondary colors: green, orange and violet.
- Tertiary colors which is the result of combine primary and secondary colors, e.g. turquoise which created by mix blue with green.
Complementary colors, such as blue and orange, which are opposite each other on the color wheel often work well together, but make sure to not overpower the room. Involving an additional set of opposite colors from color wheel is referred as a double-complementary color scheme, e.g. green and blue, red and orange.
Monochromatic scheme can be boring unless you use several shades of the same color but ensure not to use too many contrasting values of the color.
Use pattern to energize your room, to feel dramatic or strength use the same pattern throughout the room and for more lively effect, mix and match your patterns.
Use pattern in a room to make it fun, large patterns fill the space and make it cozy. Small scale patterns make a room feel larger. A great rule to use large patterns on large furnishings, medium on medium and small on small things such as accent pieces.
Texture provides depth and dimension to a room. textures can achieve by layering fabrics, floor coverings and wall finishes.
Texture can be brought with materials that have texture surface such as smooth, hard, soft, matte or shiny, but keep in mind that coarse surfaces; like stone, wood, stucco are absorb light and sound, and glossy and smooth surfaces; like metal, glass, silk are reflect light.