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Choose your colour

 

 

 

Colour is a vital element of home interiors. The main colour in the room is of the walls. Colour can change the perception of the house in various ways. Paints, not only protect your walls, but also reflect your personality. Each colour has certain specific feature that corresponds to a personality trait.While choosing the colour for your walls certain factors should be considered.

Some tips to help you in choosing the colour.


The human eye can differentiate between several million colours of varying  shades and hues, of varying saturation and lightness. Although there may be a great deal of colour awareness, the day-to-day vocabulary used to describe colours is very limited. For instance, most of us generalize colours into simple categories of blue, light blue, dark blue and so on. People do not venture out of the circle of familiar names for colours as they feel comfortable with those. They have subconsciously established mainly primary colours in their minds.

Colour is a vital element of home interiors. Your walls,furniture, draperies and upholstery, all are coordinated on the basis of colour and design. The main colour in the room is of the walls. The curtains, cushions and furniture should be chosen either in harmony with the wall or contrast to it. But obviously the first thing that you would think of is painting the walls of your house. The walls need to be painted periodically to maintain their sheen and minimize wear and tear.

Colour can change the perception of the house in various ways; it can make it look restful, dramatic or intimate. Schemes based on primary colours (blue, red and yellow) and secondary colours (green, orange and violet) are bright and vibrant. Pastel shades and light neutral colours give an impression of softness and quiet.

While choosing the colour for your walls certain factors should be considered. These are:


Size

Light colours make a small room appear larger, just as bright and dark colours make the room look smaller. Rooms can have ceilings appear lower with dark colours or higher with colours like blue or grey.


Lighting

Colours look different in artificial light than what they do in natural light. In most artificial lighting, reds and yellows appear brighter and blue, darker. Both, natural and artificial lighting plays a significant part in making a room look spacious or compact. White and pale colours reflect more light than black and dark colours, thereby making the room appear larger.


Shape

Colour can be used either to disguise or to emphasise certain features like low and sloping ceiling or a pipeline on the wall. For instance, painting the pipe that is sticking out and the wall behind it, with the same colour, will make the pipe less prominent.


Directions

Rooms facing south are usually warm, since they receive ample amount of sunlight. Such rooms need cooler colours (light blue or lime green). Rooms facing east are exposed to early morning light therefore neutral colours (grey or brown) are the best. West and north are relatively cooler so they require warmer (orange or yellow) colours.

 

3 standard colour-sets:

 

•harmonious

•subtle

•contrast

Harmonious sets - Ideal for dining rooms, halls. Example:

Subtle sets - Ideal for living rooms, fitness clubs, sleeping rooms as well. Example:

Contrast sets - Ideal for pubs, clubs, teenage rooms. You can also paint one of the walls in your living room to make  a contrast with other walls. Example:

We wish you excellent results.

 
Kind regards,
Dewiha-Art Team