THE RIGHT COLOUR
The next step towards decorating your
house is picking the right colour. Color is important. It
is the key. A person's choice of color for their home depends
on many things; trends, childhood influences, etc. Try using
colour which match your taste and sense of style. When it
comes to using colours that aren't going to be replaced often,
choose a neutral colour. Reserve the more daring or trendy
colors for your accessories, such as rugs, pillows and art,
because these can be changed cheaply. If you cannot decide
upon a colour then simply chose a colour, which will match
with your furniture and curtains. If you want to try out some
bright and vivacious colours then listed below are a few colours,
which are trendy and vivid.
Red expresses excitement, high energy, warmth and vibrancy.
It is the strongest of all colours.
It is a very stimulating and active colour. It would be a
beautiful colour for an entrance hall or lobby. Warm reds
are also inviting and intimate in the dining room.
Green represents nature, growth and relaxation. It
is a soothing colour and may remind us of rebirth. Green goes
with almost any colour and in its darker and more neutralized
shades can be used as a neutral. A green kitchen feels fresh
Pink hints at trustworthiness, happiness, youth and sweetness.
Pink is a very complementary colour to skin tones and is an
ideal colour for the bath room.
Blue reflects a calm, restful and
relaxing environment. Blue is one of the most popular
colours and tints of blue will make a room appear more spacious.
Yellow represents happiness and optimism, however
vivid and light tints can appear even brighter and more glaring
than white. Yellow is an excellent colour to use in a room
that does not receive any natural daylight or in a dark hallway.
Brown conveys contentment and comfort.
It is a subtle and masculine colour and would be a perfect
choice for a library.
Purple is a regal colour, which can
denote nobility, dignity and luxury. Deep purple
or plum is a wonderful colour to have in a guest room to make
your visitors feel like they are getting the "royal treatment."
Orange symbolizes spirit, warmth,
comfort and action. Orange would be pleasing in
a family room, but, an extremely vivid shade of orange can
be tiring when used over a large surface.
Taupe communicates conservative thinking and is considered
a very sophisticated colour. A taupe living room
will appear rich and glowing.
White implies virtue, purity, cleanliness,
spaciousness and innocence. White rooms tend to
be very dramatic and create a feeling of quiet luxury. A master
bedroom with large amounts of white could become your oasis
from a hectic world.
Gray depicts a sedate, neutral and
composed environment. Gray is a very appropriate
colour to use in a home/office office.
Of course, there are many different shades and tints of each
of the previous colours and each will have it's own distinct
personality. Designers should base their colour selections
on how their client feels about a particular colour. A room
filled with bright vivid colours may energize one person;
another person may find the intense hues tiring. So ultimately
it boils down to one thing is how well you adapt to a colour
and which is the colour you want to live with and with which
you are comfortable. Colour scheme basically highlights the
personality of a person and whatever colour you choose should
identify with your personality.