Colours

Today, I will just discuss a key topic that can affect how you feel and behave – Colour!

Colour is an international visual language understood by all so when you’re trying to communicate or transmit something through interior design, there’s no better way to do it than through colour. In order to do that, you need to understand how colours behave, how they change their character and how they influence our mood.

All colours change their character when lightness and saturation are modified so it’s not enough to pick a colour for a certain interior design element because you also need to pick a shade. Light colors are airy and, as a general rule, they make rooms feel larger and brighter. Dark colors are sophisticated and warm and they make rooms feel intimate.

For a bedroom you may want to convey a restfulness and serenity to help you sleep so you may not want to choose a lively “sunny” yellow or a bright red (unless it is toned down).  Go for a shade of green or blue – both these are popular pantone colours of choice for 2016/2017 and a lot of current reference material is out there.

Next week we can cover how to use the Colour Wheel and how to incorporate different colours to achieve a desired effect.

I could go on and on but I don’t want to bore you so if you want to chat about your interiors or look at my fabric and wallpaper samples to get your inspiration flowing, just give me a call or fill in the contact form and I will be in touch.

I look forward to meeting you and making new friends!

Best wishes

Ginny