The right combination of colors can create an interesting character of the interior. How should colors be combined to achieve the best effect?
The perception of color is influenced by its hue, brightness and saturation. Even a slight change in brightness and saturation is enough to obtain a completely new color.
The brightness of a color, or its intensity, depends on the amount of light. The more light, the brighter the color becomes.
Saturation, or the purity of a given color. By saturation, it is determined how a color has been “contaminated” by other colors.
Colors in an interior should be selected on the basis of similarity or contrast. By combining colors, you can achieve the desired visual effect.
Bright colors optically enlarge space by reflecting light. Cold colors, e.g. white, blue, are the best to enlarge the space.
Dark colors on walls juxtaposed with dark furniture, work well in large rooms, because they optically reduce them.
A natural shade of brown will warm the room and make it very cozy. The color of natural wood works well in any room, regardless of its size.
An optically enlarged interior evokes a feeling of coolness. A room, which is dominated by white, gray and cold blue, seems larger and colder.
In high rooms you can use optical lowering of the ceiling. This can be done, for example, by using dark paint, dark ceiling panels or coffers.
The color wheel, which is a graphical template that is used to explain the principles of color mixing. This allows you to create color combinations that go well together
If the arrangement is to be monochromatic, then you should choose different shades of the same color. According to this principle, you combine colors from the same family, for example, bottle green with mint and pastel green.
Colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. You can choose for example orange and enhance it with red, which is on the left, or yellow, which is on the right.
Complementary or contrasting colors are placed opposite each other on the color wheel, e.g. yellow and navy blue. This combination is best used for large areas.
When juxtaposing colors in the interior, we must consider what effect we want to achieve. Colors change perception of an interior. Bright colors optically enlarge, while dark ones optically reduce the interior. Colors can also warm up or “cool down” the interior.
White is a cold color, which makes the interior seem very sterile. This color is a great solution for small rooms because it optically enlarges them.
Gray is a cold and very elegant color, which can be combined with other shades. The most popular is the shade of dove gray. Very elegant look rooms in shades of gray.
Gray can be “enlivened” with other colors such as powder pink or bottle green. These colors will give the interior a trendy look.
Beige is a classic color, which in combination with other contrasting elements, such as blue or bottle green, creates a warm and atmospheric interior.