TIPS for choosing the perfect color palette and materials is very important to make the interior design cohesive and maintain a pleasing visual language.
Color evokes mood and emotions, so you must be careful in selecting a color that adapts to your taste and the style of the space you’re planning to paint.
Think about The Purpose of the room & color meaning before choosing the perfect color palette.
Different colors create different moods in space by communicating diverse feelings such as excitement, relaxation, serenity, mystery, passion, and so on.
Colors can transform a space; they can enhance feelings of health and wellbeing, make your space feel larger, warmer, or cozy, it can illuminate dark spaces or even energize static areas. Colors are the basics and more useful tools widely used by designers to create specific moods and vibes.
The first thing you should do is answer some questions about the functionality of your space:
a. WHAT is the function and purpose of the space?
b. What mood do you want to create in that space?
c. Which colors will help you achieve that mood?
The answers to these questions will help you identify the space’s function to know how you want to feel inside of it and then choose the right color that helps you achieve that feeling.
The chosen color will impact people’s behavior and feelings, making the space functional and adaptable for the user’s activities.
For example, if when evaluating the space, you identify that direct sunlight doesn’t enter the room, It may be convenient to use light colors to take advantage of the little indirect light in the room and thus be able to make natural light more efficient.
It is crucial to evaluate the individual and the space conditions in interior design to obtain the best results.
SELECT NEUTRAL COLORS
In general, the color palette of a space is made up of neutral colors and accent colors. A great way to start planning your color palette is by selecting neutral colors, which will be the backdrop and base for your space.
Neutral colors are divided into two groups: Warm neutrals and cold neutrals. You must identify which one suits your space type, your style, and the furniture and details that you might have in the room.
Selecting neutrals is usually a bit complicated because sometimes it is difficult to identify the undertone of the color.
Maybe it has happened to you that you bought white paint, and after applying it, you realize it has a yellowish, peachy, or bluish tone? Well, this happens because of the undertone. This can break your space’s design.
SELECT ACCENT COLORS
For choosing the perfect color palette, accent colors are essential to provide contrast and emphasize important elements of the space.
Having your neutral colors selected will make it easier to choose accent colors. As the name suggests, accent colors accentuate particular elements to give the composition dynamism and contrast.
Accent tones don’t necessarily need to be vibrant colors, but they should be contrasting colors.
In minimalist or Scandinavian styles, you can use light neutral colors as a base and use black or dark grey as an accent. Although this is a monochrome palette, the contrast between black and white is so high that it does a similar function to accentuate something special in the space.
On the other hand, If you seek to add color to your home, having answered the questions that we saw at the beginning of this video, you will already know what colors are suitable for your space.
For example, if you will paint a kids’ playroom, you will already know that the room should evoke happiness, creativity, and joy. Therefore vibrant colors such as orange, yellow, red could be an excellent option.
For choosing the perfect color palette, experimenting is essential. Before investing in buying paint for your whole home, start with a room, a small hall, or an accent wall.
This will allow you to see if the paint color you have selected is to your liking and suitable for your space. Take your time to enjoy it and when you are sure, proceed to paint your entire home with confidence.
When selecting a color palette for your home, it is highly recommended that you test your paint colors on one area of your walls. Simply holding the paint swatch against the wall will not give you an accurate idea of the effect.
Test the paint on each wall in your room by making a patch with two layers, and pay attention to how it is affected by natural light at different times of the day.
Don’t forget that objects also play a role in the overall perception of a room! Furniture, decor, and tapestries affect the way light is reflected and absorbed.
The perception of color can vary depending on multiple factors; it is not enough to see the color in the store, take some paint home, and visualize how the color behaves under your home’s conditions.