Oh autumn, it’s almost the time of the year when everything needs to be cleared out and revamped. If you’re thinking of renovating, you might want to take a look at several color palettes for your home.
But where to start?
Choosing the right color palette for your home can make or break its atmosphere. We’ll take a look at the 3 color palette secrets that you should know to brighten up your home.
Using the right color palette for your home can make all the difference between serene and stress. According to Art Therapy Blog, each color in the spectrum can represent various moods.
For example, colors white and black are contrasting; with the former representing cleanliness and sense of space whereas the latter represents intelligence and strength (thus more masculine spaces call for darker and sleek tones such as black and silver).
The color red represents love and romance, warmth, comfort, energy and excitement. Using red can bring vibrance to any space you choose. But be careful: applying red to a supposedly calm space like the bedroom can have its drawbacks.
Orange is for happiness, energy, stimulation and change. You may use it in the children’s room, foyer or the kitchen to simulate an active space.
Yellow represents optimism and cheerfulness. Use it in a room that needs some brightening up like a bedroom or a common space like the living room where the light is a little lacking.
Green represents tranquility and abundance. This natural color will give life to any room. Use it to your advantage together with indoor plants and other calm colors like blue. Green mimics nature so it’s best applied sparingly together with organic materials such as bamboo, wicker and other prime wood like oak, walnut and mahogany.
Blue represents royalty, sophistication, wealth and spiritual appeal. Using blue is a great advantage to the bedroom or the lounge room where relaxation is demanded.
Up the ante in your home with the right combination of color and materials. Picking the right color palettes for your home will be essential to having a holistic space.
For example, don’t use red on metallic surfaces unless it’s the right shade such as Vermillion red in glass with silver or chrome legs. Aside from that you can’t use brass with another dull brown too.
Knowing which right materials go with what color palettes for your home will result to a pleasing impression upon entering any room.
For example, if you use white in your foyer or living room together with floor to ceiling windows, you can save as much as 70 to 80% light & electricity as it gives ample allowance for daylight. That leaves you more value for your other expenses.
Light colors like sky blue and sea green can create the impression of a bigger room and a higher ceiling. So do darker colors which do the opposite.
If you want to stretch your budget a little more, picking a minimal color scheme such as neutral greys, beige, white and black can be more flexible if you decide to change your layout in the long run. Not only is it workable but it also allows growth for any member of your family who decides to upgrade their room.