Monday, February 6, 2012
COLOR: A MAJOR ELEMENT OF INTERIOR DESIGN
Occasionally it’s refreshing to see interiors that are airy, light, and bright. While dark colors can be exciting and dramatic, lighter colors tend to be more soothing. Often times, clients request warm colors for the sake of having some richness to their rooms. Yet, this past week I did a paint color consultation for a client’s new home where we went with “barely there colors” – paint colors almost devoid of anything but a hint of color. Sometimes it’s nice to “lighten up!”
-from Material Girls home design blog
Some facts about color, it is a major element of interior design, however, every individual sees color a little different, and this changes with age, mood, energy level, and surroundings. Color can vary, as it’s processed differently by computer monitors and cameras, as well as, your eyes and brain. Color affects your emotions and biological systems such as heart rate and brain waves.
Color affects your moods and physiology. We choose colors based on their meanings in our lifestyles. Whether it’s your living room, bedroom, bath or kitchen, the overall color scheme will determine the ‘feeling’ or emotions of that room.
So, as the Material Girls said, “Lighten Up”! It needn’t be white on white, just ‘lighter’ will lift the mood of your home and it’s occupants.
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