KNOW MORE ABOUT THE COLOURS
Color is the most powerful decorating element in our
homes. Color is memorable and above all personal. An understanding of color
can really help us achieve the goal of a pleasant , personal and comfortable
home. There are hundreds of options but only one decision maker , that
matters and that is You. The people who eat and sleep , entertain , play and
rejuvenate in the spaces are the ones whose well-being is affected.
If we understand the basics of the color , then we can make a perfect color
scheme. The colors are divided into three categories
Primary color- These are the three basic hues , red ,
blue and yellow. They are the foundation of the color wheel and all other
colors are derived from them.
Secondary color When two primary colors are mixed , they form a
secondary color . They are orange , green and violet.
Tertiary color- When two secondary colors are mixed ,
they form a tertiary color , like citron , olive , russet. THE
COLOR WHEEL The color wheel is a complete picture of all the
colors available , once you understand this , there will not be any problem
in forming any color scheme. In the color wheel at the right , the primaries
form a triangle with equal sides with in the circle , and the secondaries
form another triangle opposite to that. Each color has a complement
which is located directly across from it on the wheel. Thus , green is
complement of red , orange is complement of blue.
A perfectly balanced color scheme might use equal parts of three colors
which are equidistant on the color wheel . Interior designers often
compensate for intensity by either tinting (adding white) or toning ( adding
black ) or by graying (adding complementary colors ) . In these way they
create contrast through a change in value (lightness and darkness ) or
intensity ( brightness and dullness ) . With even this limited information ,
it is easy to see how the possibilities for combining colors are infinite
and inviting. Using the tints and tones ,the total effect is lively and
pleasing but not overwhelming , a beautifully colored room. Now here are
some of the colors with their effects and the nature they depict and the
places where they are suggested to use.
RED : Red is the most dramatic , emotional and active of
the three primaries . It is an especially versatile color in its effects ,
enlivening interior spaces by creating excitement , warmth and elegance .
The use of red suggests a bold and confident attitude. It is used in those
areas where one needs excitement like the bars. It is less often used in
sleeping area because of its energizing quality. The complement of red is
BLUE : Blue is the only colors which is the most
universally equated with the beauty. Blue is timeless , linking the present
with tradition and lasting values. It is the most versatile in expressive
values. Psychologically, blue is associated with tranquility and
contentment. In interior design , softer and lighter blues are generally
preferred for the larger areas.
YELLOW : It is a powerful color , both light in value and
extremely intense in its purest form. It evokes a sense of energy and
excitement. Yellow is a perennial favourite in interior design , combining
with greens to provide the natural freshness and with red for gaiety and
GREEN : Green is the most common choice of the designers.
It is often used as a dominant room color . Green goes with every other
color and makes it a natural neutral. It represents the greenery of the
nature and thus provide the room with liveliness.
VIOLET : It seems to be a color of emotional contrasts.
Its paler tints are unabashedly romantic, fragile and quiet feminine . It
enjoyed the popularity in the Victorian era and now as pure colors emerge
again , beautiful violet is certain to be a player.
ORANGE : It is amazingly versatile , capable of emitting
great energy in its purest form and as an earth tone , it evokes warmth ,
comfort and reassurance. Nowadays , the lighter orange , popularly known as
peach is common in use as it gives a cool effect.
PASTELS : Pastels are simply lighter tints of any hue ,
white added to red yields pink and light pink is a pastel. There is not any
particular definition for a pastel color but when colors become so light
that they almost seem to be white , they are pastels. The pastels are
becoming more and more popular as they crate the most sober and elegant
NEUTRALS : Using neutrals does not mean not using color .
Any low intensity color that is used as a background for other accent colors
, features , furniture and objects in a space can be classified as neutrals.
Neutrals are practical and by changing accessories and fabrics the look of
space can be dramatically altered against the same neutral background.
Enjoy color , take these tips from the professionals and then you can
become creative. You must think about the people in your home who matter the
most for you and then imagine the things you do together and then finally go
for a final color scheme.