Choosing Your Colour
Colour isn’t as complicated as you think, once you get the basics it’s easy to create a palette that works well for every room in your home. There are 4 key elements to colour: temperature, tone, hue, and chroma.
Colours and textures can transform your space and are important for good interior design. A new lick of paint can do wonders and can change the mood and atmosphere of a room.
Turn up the temperature or keep it cool with the use of colour. Colours are divided into two groups, warm and cool. Your choice of colour will impact mood and depth perception, so it’s important to decide if you want the colour to recede or provide a strong focus. Take a look at both colour groups below.
Such as red, yellow and orange; evoke warmth because they remind us of things like the sun or fire. These colours draw attention to the space and are a strong focus in the overall look of the room.
Such as blue, green, and purple (violet); evoke a cool feeling because they remind us of things like water or grass. These colours are softer to the eye and will give you a feeling of a larger space within the room.
This refers to the lightness or darkness of a colour.
Adding black darkens tone, adding white lightens it.
Give and airy feeling and can make a room appear larger.
Dark tones evoke a mood of sophistication and elegance.
Natural and artifical light impacts the way colours present themselves.
Bright rooms flooded with natural light, look great with cool whites and neutrals
Chroma literally means ‘colourful’ and ‘bright’ and refers to the intensity of the colour. Chroma colours are bold and make a room or surface pop. They are best used on feature walls or focal points like a front door.