Room Colors: An Expert Guide to using color in your home

Color is the most important thing in decor, is without color we don’t have anything. Color is often associated with mood and emotion, think this when you are selecting a color decorating as it may help you create the ambiance in each room. So here it is a color guide for your home. We have a selection of fourteen colors and examples to show you so here it is a color guide to using color in your home.

White

A great base color for any room, white has the magical ability to make spaces look bigger. Associated with cleanliness and simplicity, white is the perfect base color to build upon in any room.

Is the ideal for a foundation for creating shades, it helps to change the saturation of any color, it is a great background for other shades, and it works with almost everyone. White colored properties change: from cold to warm, from sharp to soft. Although it is an achromatic color, it is a not colorless and has the same shades and nuances as other colors.

Black

It is a dramatic color, it provides the greatest contrast when teamed with white. Black with metallic gold, silver, copper, and brass creates an opulent look. It is often used for joinery hardware to create an elegant accent.
Black is not technically a color, it is neutral and for that being a neutral it can team up with any color, and can have a striking effect. It’s a useful color to hide or camouflage things that you don’t want to highlight as it does not reflect light from it. If you want something to disappear, use a matt black and it often goes unnoticed.
If you use black rich glossy lacquer paint finishes are very popular in Japanese design, combined with red and white, provides a very striking look. A black granite bench top creates a look of sophistication and elegance in the kitchen.
Final tip it is a good color to use on the floor as it is dark and grounds the color scheme.

Yellow

Yellow is the color between orange and green on the spectrum of visible light. It is evoked by light with a dominant wavelength of roughly. It is a primary color in subtractive color systems, used in painting or color printing. Carotenoids give the characteristic yellow color to autumn leaves, corn, canaries, daffodils, and lemons, as well as egg yolks, buttercups, and bananas. They absorb light energy and protect plants from photodamage. Sunlight has a slightly yellowish hue, due to the surface temperature of the sun.

Color is a vital element for interior decoration in your home. Without it our house would be dull, and so would our lives. We use color to empower us, to cheer us up, to raise emotions, to color our world and personalize it.

There are many meanings for the color yellow, the most obvious ones being sunny, warm and radiant. We can use yellow more than you know it. The cream is an extremely popular color as it is warm but not overpowering, it is more friendly than stark white and we use it in every room and a lot outside the house too.

Purple

Purple is a color intermediate between red and blue. Purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic.
We can agree that is a perfect color for a meditation state. Because the purple color is created by combining a strong warm with a strong cool color, the color retains both warm and cool properties. On one hand, the color purple can boost imagination and creativity, on the other, too much purple can cause moodiness.

Pink

Pink is a color intermediate between red and white, as of coral or salmon. Pink, a delicate color that means sweet, nice, playful, cute, romantic, charming, feminine, and tenderness, is associated with bubble gum, flowers, babies, little girls, cotton candy, and sweetness. Is the color of the universal love of oneself and of others. This color represents friendship, affection, harmony, inner peace, and approachability.

From choosing a patterned rug with hints of rose, a fuchsia desk lamp, a millennial pink feature wall or a token blush velvet chair, a pop of pink can be the perfect way to give your space a shake-up. If you are not yet ready to make a permanent commitment, integrating colorful accents into your existing set up can be a great transition to a more daring interiors palette.

Red


Red, the color of blood and fire, is associated with meanings of love, passion, desire, heat, longing, lust, sexuality, sensitivity, romance, joy, strength, leadership, courage, vigor, willpower, rage, anger, danger, malice, wrath, stress, action, vibrant, radiance, and determination.
Red is assertive, daring, determined, energetic, powerful, enthusiastic, impulsive, exciting, and aggressive. Red represents physical energy, lust, passion, and desire. It symbolizes action, confidence, and courage. The color red is linked to the most primitive physical, emotional, and financial needs of survival and self-preservation.
Full of drama and passion, it’s not a color for the faint of heart, but when thoughtfully used, whether on a wall or in a handful of accessories, it can make a room come alive.

Grey

The color grey is a cool, neutral, and balanced color. The color gray is an emotionless, moody color that is typically associated with meanings of dull, dirty, and dingy, as well as formal, conservative, and sophisticated.

The color is a timeless and practical color that is often associated with loss or depression. Dark, charcoal gray communicates some of the strength and mystery of black. It is a sophisticated color that lacks the negativity of the color black. Light grays can carry some of the attributes of the color white. The grey color affects the mind and body by causing unsettling feelings. Light grays are feminine in nature, while dark greys are masculine in nature.

Neutral

Neutral colors don’t have to be boring! Neutral backdrop allows you to bring out some pretty bold elements into your design that may otherwise look garish. So, put down that can of red paint, at least for a moment, and read this first,

Neutral colors can be defined as those colors to which you can’t give a definite color name. If you can’t describe your color scheme as blue, green, yellow, turquoise, pink, orange, red, etc, then you most likely have neutral coloring. These colors include beige, cream, ivory, white, grey, brown and natural wood.
Neutrals can be in any part of the space everything from walls, to the floor, to the fabrics, to the furniture and the accessories are all neutral in color. This doesn’t mean all the one neutral; there may be a variety of different neutrals used.

Blue

Blue is one of the three primary colors of pigments in painting and traditional color theory, as well as in the RGB color model. It lies between violet and green on the spectrum of visible light.
Most blues contain a slight mixture of other colors; azure contains some green, while ultramarine contains some violet. The clear daytime sky and the deep sea appear blue because of an optical effect is known as Rayleigh scattering.

Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity. It’s perfect to connect you to your space.

Green

Green is the color between blue and yellow on the visible spectrum. It is evoked by light which has a dominant wavelength of roughly. In subtractive color systems, used in painting and color printing, it is created by a combination of yellow and blue, or yellow and cyan; in the RGB color model, used on television and computer screens, it is one of the additive primary colors, along with red and blue, which are mixed in different combinations to create all other colors.

Green has great healing power. It is the most restful color for the human eye; it can improve vision. Green suggests stability and endurance. Sometimes green denotes lack of experience; for example, a ‘greenhorn’ is a novice. In heraldry, green indicates growth and hope. Green, as opposed to red, means safety; it is the color of free passage in road traffic. Different shades, tints, and hues of green have different meanings. For example, dark green represents greed, ambition, and wealth, while yellow-green stands for sickness, jealousy, and cowardice, and olive green represents the traditional color of peace. Is important to know this before you choose the right tone for your room.

Metallic

A metallic color is a color that appears to be that of a polished metal. The visual sensation usually associated with metals is its metallic shine. This cannot be reproduced by a simple solid color, because the shiny effect is due to the material’s brightness varying with the surface angle to the light source. In addition, there is no mechanism for showing metallic or fluorescent colors on a computer without resorting to rendering software which simulates the action of light on a shiny surface.
Metallics have saturated interiors for years and they’re showing no sign of leaving. From the warming tones of copper, brass, and gold to the cool, sleek properties of silver, metallics create a timeless look that will be on trend for seasons to come.

Monochrome

A monochromic image is one composed of one color. A monochromatic object or image reflects colors in shades of limited colors or hues. Images using only shades of grey (with or without black or white) are called grayscale or black-and-white. However, scientifically speaking, monochromatic light refers to visible light of a narrow band of wavelengths.

To create an interesting, harmonious and stylish interior is not as simple as it seems. You can decorate a room in one prevailing finish but you should take into consideration a plenty of factors and choose that one color with a great cautiousness.

Monochrome works everywhere from the kitchen to the bathroom, with tiles being a great way to bring this look into space. Monochrome is all about simple contrasts so try and incorporate this theme into the textures used too, this will help create an even flow through the room.

Orange

Orange is the color of joy and creativity. Orange promotes a sense of general wellness and emotional energy that should be shared, such as compassion, passion, and warmth. Orange will help a person recover from disappointments, a wounded heart, or a blow to one’s pride.
Is stimulating, vibrant, and flamboyant. While made up of red and yellow, it carries less aggression and fierceness than the color red due to its combination with the calming color yellow.

Mandarin, pumpkin spice, sunset, warm persimmon these are all paint color names for orange. Orange is a contemporary, fun and warm color, but it can be tricky to decorate with. You’ll be an expert on how to decorate with orange to add some contemporary flair and warmth to a room.
The color works beautifully with earth tones and neutrals such as taupes, beiges, and greys. It’s such a vibrant and eye-catching tone that a little can go a long way. You don’t have to commit to a fully orange room. Choose a few elements instead, like the images below.

Multicolored

Multicolored is thought of as the exploration of taking colors that are opposites on the color wheel and pairing them together to make interesting and complementary color combinations.

Multicolored has recently spilled over into home décor and interior design. This trend takes the same idea in home design that is done in fashion: the colors are paired with no concern of matching. In the home, color-blocking is used mainly in room décor and walls. Décor clashing with each other, or in more mild cases the opposite colors complement each other to provide an interesting and refreshing atmosphere in a room.

 

 

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