Discover What Colors Suit Your Dwelling

Discover What Colors Suit Your Dwelling



Usage of​ colour gives the designer a​ huge range of​ possibilities to​ implement his creative fantasy. Whatever is​ the size of​ your​ flat, it​ can be visually increased with the help of​ colour setting. All the richness and​ variety of​ tints can be brought to​ the seven colours of​ the basic spectrum that follow each other.

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, dark blue, violet are chromatic colours. White, gray and​ black are achromatic, i.e. colourless.
Every colour induces certain​ associations, and​ preference for​ a​ certain​ colour is​ always individual and​ depends on​ characteristic traits of​ the personality. it​ is​ well-known that there is​ no accounting for​ tastes. Some people have highly developed colour perception, others don't. you​ must have paid attention​ to​ the fact that some colours or​ their combinations are visually calming and​ set one's mind to​ rest, some convey the feeling of​ joy, some cause nearly physical discomfort and​ others have a​ depressing effect. of​ course, when you​ select the colours of​ setting, it​ is​ best to​ consult a​ designer.

When you​ choose the colour setting of​ this​ or​ that room of​ your​ house, you​ need to​ take into the account various factors: if​ the windows face the north, it​ is​ better to​ prefer warm colours, if​ it​ is​ the south, then cold colours will be appropriate. Other factors are the quality of​ lighting, because the colour reflects the light, and​ the kind of​ zone (whether it​ is​ a​ kitchen or​ a​ drawing-room, a​ children's room or​ a​ study). Saturated, bright colours are the most suitable for​ setting of​ a​ drawing room or​ a​ dining room.

White and​ blue (associated with cleanness and​ water) are good for​ the bathroom, but are not suitable for​ a​ kitchen; for​ a​ drawing room and​ a​ kitchen you'd better choose yellow or​ orange colours, warm and​ soft tints of​ red and​ white. Besides don't forget about parameters of​ the room - bright walls visually decrease the amount of​ space, while dark ones expand​ it. for​ instance, red, orange and​ yellow can help make a​ huge room with little furniture look smaller and​ more comfortable. When you​ choose the wall colour, remember that furniture, soft furnishings and​ curtains are to​ be in​ harmony with the walls. if​ furniture upholstery, covering on​ the trestle-bed and​ curtains are patterned, it​ is​ better to​ make walls plain. Combination​ of​ colours is​ to​ be approached thoughtfully, do not rely on​ chance. for​ example, it​ is​ better not to​ combine red and​ green, because it​ is​ difficult to​ perceive this​ combination, especially if​ these colours are given in​ equal proportions. Bright yellow can be a​ good background for​ any colour (in​ China collections of​ porcelain​ were always exhibited against a​ yellow background). Stencil looks well on​ a​ yellow wall. Green poorly matches all colours, except for​ various tints of​ the same colour.

Many peoples associate red with wealth, luxury and​ beauty. it​ is​ perceived as​ a​ symbol of​ excitement, loud communication, fuss. Well-matched tints of​ red look well in​ the hall, kitchen, children's room, drawing room. if​ the room is​ set in​ cold tones, "patches" of​ red will make it​ more comfortable.

Orange is​ associated with the golden orange. and​ this​ means warmth, vivacity, joy. The interior of​ a​ cold northern room can be set in​ orange tones.

Yellow is​ a​ very "warm" colour. if​ your​ room is​ located on​ the northern side, abundance of​ yellow in​ the interior will produce the impression​ that your​ rooms are "cheerful", sunny, even if​ in​ fact, sunrays are rare guests in​ your​ apartment. Psychologists think that yellow is​ suitable for​ people who have an​ active walk of​ life and​ can easily adapt to​ any environment. at​ the same time yellow can irritate, everything depends on​ a​ specific tint.

Green is​ considered to​ have a​ calming effect and​ be good both for​ eyes and​ soul. Most likely, it​ happens, because this​ colour is​ the closest to​ nature. Indeed, the canvases of​ ancient painters, where green tints predominate, "heal" the souls. Green is​ also considered to​ be the colour of​ conservatives, perhaps because it​ was favoured in​ Victorian England. Green looks good in​ interiors of​ big and​ light rooms. in​ setting of​ the office, we recommend that you​ use dark tints of​ dark blue and​ green. Various tints of​ dark blue cause different emotions. Blue is​ the colour of​ the sky, space, air, freedom. Deep blue conveys a​ feeling of​ calmness.

Navy-blue casts sorrow, some peoples consider it​ to​ be the colour of​ mourning. Psychologists recommend to​ use dark blue for​ a​ bedroom. Some people are very fond of​ violent, others abhor it. Violet is​ thought to​ be a​ "magic" colour - indeed, it​ conceals some mystery. Perhaps, the colour of​ the evening sky induces such associations? Artists think that violet has something painful and​ sad in​ it. it​ is​ better to​ use light tints of​ violet in​ living quarters, as​ deep and​ bright tints of​ violet bring about fatigue.

Gray is​ the "universal" colour, it​ harmonises with almost all other colours. Perhaps, it​ is​ the favourite colour of​ designers, as​ it​ has many tints and​ is​ a​ perfect background. it​ is​ calm and​ neutral, however, it​ is​ better to​ use it​ in​ combination​ with other colours, because sole gray can seem boring.

Finally, black and​ white. Two poles, two deeply symbolic colours, two extremes, but when combined, they emphasize and​ shade in​ each other, and​ thus create elaborate classics. Both colours are elegant, "universal" and​ never go out of​ fashion. We can say that they are beyond fashion.

Black marvelously shades in​ any colour and​ makes it​ more expressive. a​ verandah or​ a​ hall, if​ they are well-lit, can be finished with shining marble panels. Black seems to​ diffuse the borders of​ the room. in​ a​ bathroom you​ can use black mirror-like tiles. But take into the account that black absorbs light; abundance of​ black is​ possible, only when there is​ plenty of​ lighting.

Everybody loves white, it​ is​ the colour of​ freshness, cleanness, coolness, associated with cheerfulness and​ health. White is​ indispensable in​ small poorly-lit rooms. in​ a​ bathroom with no daylight, white tiled walls will reflect the light of​ the lamp, increase the illuminance of​ the room and​ visually "draw apart" the walls.

of​ course, there is​ a​ great variety of​ all thinkable colour tints. of​ greatest importance is​ your​ desire to​ find that very combination​ that corresponds to​ your​ vision​ of​ the interior setting. if​ the colour is​ rightly chosen, it​ can emphasize the advantage and​ conceal the defect. Unleash your​ fantasy. Remember about colour properties, when you​ select the setting. We have already mentioned that it​ is​ necessary to​ take into the account location​ of​ the room with regard to​ cardinal points. if​ the room faces the south, cold colours can predominate in​ the setting; if​ it​ is​ the north, choose warmer colours. Calm reserved colours are an​ ideal background for​ precious and​ expensive things. for​ example, solid furniture and​ a​ beautiful picture will look great against a​ light gray background. The colour of​ the walls should necessarily match the colour of​ furniture upholstery and​ floor topping.

in​ the kitchen it​ is​ better to​ use light tones of​ walls in​ combination​ with light furniture. if​ you​ want contrast, it​ can be created by bright dishware on​ the shelves, bright curtains, a​ pattern.

A bathroom, lit by only electrical lighting, looks best in​ bright tones. it​ is​ recommended to​ use white, pastel, light tints of​ yellow, green, blue and​ pink. Sanitary engineering pipes and​ joints are to​ painted the same colour. in​ lobbies, corridors and​ halls you​ can use contrasting colours for​ wall finishing. The ceiling can be "drawn down", if​ its colour is​ several tints darker than walls. you​ can use wallpapers with horizontal stripes. The same effect can be reached, if​ the ceiling and​ the 30-40 cm of​ adjacent wall area is​ covered with a​ lighter paint.

The ceiling can be "lifted", if​ it​ is​ painted white, better with a​ light blue tint. you​ can also paint or​ paper the walls up to​ the ceiling without slats, if​ horizontal stripes of​ warm colours dominate the wallpaper pattern.

Saturated warm and​ dark tones or​ wallpapers with large pattern contribute to​ visual minimization​ of​ big rooms. if​ the room is​ long and​ narrow, it​ is​ better to​ paint longitudinal walls in​ lighter tones, and​ crosswalls - in​ darker tones. Then the room will seem shorter and​ lower. it​ is​ effective, if​ one wall has a​ different colour. a​ small room can be visually expanded, using light, but cold colours. Light green, silver gray and​ light blue will visually expand​ the room. in​ small rooms it​ is​ undesirable to​ have dark furniture, dark curtains and​ carpets with dark tints. it​ is​ better to​ paint the doors in​ light tones - white, light gray and​ ivory. Floor with a​ light colour looks more pleasant, than a​ dark one. So, make your​ choice.




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