Before you start seeing how
various colours and colour combinations work best for you
and your home, it's best to think in terms of what overall
effect you want, planning mentally how the colour is going
to impact on other aspects of the room in hand. Here are
some hints to bear in mind.
One of the most compelling things
about paint colour is its power to affect how people feel.
Different colours can instil feelings of vibrancy, warmth,
cold or calm. Balanced with the lighting, furniture and
mix of fabrics and textures, colour can be an immensely
powerful tool... tapping into that power is quite simple.
Thankfully most people are affected by colours in the same
way, which means that you can use certain colours with the
confidence that they'll create a given atmosphere or feeling.
Reds, oranges and yellows are referred to as warm colours
since they evoke images associated with heat. Warm colours
are useful to create cosy atmospheres. Blues and greens
meanwhile instil a cool ambience. These would be cleverly
used in small rooms, narrow hallways prone to warming.
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