Interior Design Styles are incomplete without colors. Colors play a vital role in creating space ambiance. Color is an element of interior design having a science of its own. It can create mood, ambiance, or change the perception of a room-scale. It can trigger emotions and memories while effecting human psychology. In addition, color can show a certain volume or constructive detail, or visually mimic certain aspects of space.
Interior Design Styles are although evolving daily the role of colors stays the same as before. A box room with just neutral walls, floors, and ceiling looks so boring. Colors help to create a visual effect when applied on different surfaces.
For example, a darker shade on the ceiling generates a sense of a lower ceiling. Likewise, if only some central portion of the wall is painted it generates a feeling of spatial shortening even though space might be big.
Painting the lateral walls only, create a feeling of narrowing space. Or, if one wants to create a feeling of openness in the space then the central wall of the room and the ceiling are painted in the same color.
Interior Design Styles and Colors:
All interior design styles focus on the use of colors as a whole. In addition to creating the visual effect, colors also help to set the mood of the room according to room purpose and user choice. Following is the list of colors and their effects on human moods.
The color of happiness, clear thinking, enthusiasm, and activity. If a lighter tone of yellow is combined with the white tones it gives an inviting and warming effect. This color gives a cheerful impact. You can also replace yellow with light green or turquoise tones. Best suited for kids’ rooms or activity rooms like a game room or gym, and study room.
Earth tones (Neutral tones):
These colors create a sense of calmness, spirituality, relaxation, and purity. These are inviting colors and are best suited for meditation rooms, prayer rooms, and bedrooms. You can add warm color to one of the walls to give a happy feel to the room. But do not overdo it.
These colors give a feeling of power, strength, excitement, warmth, and fashion. These colors are used to create a focal point of the room. Such colors are best suited for kids’ playrooms, activity rooms, etc. These colors also trigger appetite and are most commonly used in restaurants and cafes too.
Such colors create a mood of freshness, coolness, calmness, clarity, and growth. These are best suited for bedrooms, reading rooms, study rooms, etc.
This color creates a mood of calmness, freshness, and spirituality. These are best suited for bedrooms, meditation rooms, prayer rooms, reading rooms, study rooms, etc.
This color creates a sense of creativeness, royalty, luxury, sensitivity, love, and mystery. This is best suited for living rooms, formal dining rooms, bedrooms, etc.
Warm Gray tones create a sense of stability, maturity, and timelessness. This color can be used in any room and it can go with any accessories.
This color creates a sense of power, mystery, sophistication, and formality. Such colors can be used in formal areas like drawing rooms, dining rooms, or up to some extent in some semi-formal areas like living rooms. This color is best suited for the rooms having a good source of light.
This color creates a sense of freshness, hope, goodness, light, simplicity, coolness, and cleanliness. This color can be used combined with some bright colors or in a well-lit room.