Are you also afraid of color in decoration? You are not alone @… The fear of being wrong makes us more cowardly when it comes to choosing colors for the walls. The fear of being wrong makes us more cowardly when it comes to choosing colors for the walls. Discover the most common mistakes and play to your advantage the next time you paint. The color is unique to change spaces and generate sensations. Change colors and your house will look like another!
REPEAT COLORS OVER AND AGAIN
Know trends vs turn to the usual colors
It is clear that nobody knows better than you the color you like the most. And it is clear that in your house nobody has to impose a color that you dislike. Even if you have commissioned the renovation and/or decoration project to an interior designer, they will not decide for you. I would propose different options depending on your tastes. That said, it never hurts to know what to wear, what is a trend in color … you may discover one or more that you are passionate about and immediately visualize in your living room, bedroom …! Why always paint your house in the same colors? If your wardrobe changes, if you like to travel to different countries … why not change the color of the walls, at least once? In this room, the Coppery Orange color, by Bruguer, represents the trend of metallic colors in design and decoration. This link, from AkzoNobel, it is explained very well how trends are identified, very interesting!
TRUST ONLY YOUR INSTINCT
Utilize resources vs anchor in the past
Decades ago it was only possible to rely on personal instinct and taste when choosing wall colors. But now, there are many means at our disposal to know how purple or mauve will look in your living room or mint green in your bedroom. With the applications for mobile phones and tablets and the simulators available online you can find out. For example, the photo shows how Bruguer’s Color Visualizer application works, which allows the user to color the walls and see the result in real-time. It can be downloaded for free from Google Play and iTunes.
FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN
Active attitude vs passive attitude
A passive and unassuming attitude does not help to take the first step when it comes to using color to give more life to a wall and an environment. Thinking “in this corner if I dare …” and starting by coloring a small area is useful to gradually lose fear. In this dining room, by Ikea, one of the walls stands out for its pastel pink color scheme.
IN SMALL HOUSES ALWAYS WHITE?
Flirty mini spaces vs mini laboratory spaces
As if it were an urban legend, surely you have heard that white is the color that you should use yes or yes, if your house is small. Is a half-truth. White enhances natural light, but can also create an icy atmosphere. There are alternatives to white if the space is mini: bone, beige, light gray, light vanilla, ivory, and pastel tones … they are also reflective. It is also a common mistake to decorate small spaces with too many tones and also very striking. That does make the room smaller … Interior Design, Estudio de Arquitectura 2 Arquitectos.
DO NOT APPLY THE 60-30-10 RULE
Chromatic distribution vs launch without a net
You already know what colors you like, but you have to think about the chromatic distribution. It is convenient to know the 60-30-10 rule, which consists of choosing a main or dominant color (60%), secondary color for the surface of the room (30%) and the rest of the room (10%) for a final color, which is also called “accent” that would put the complements. Why is it a successful formula? Because the primary color attracts the eye, the secondary color adds interest and the final color stands out from the previous two. Interior design, Egue y Seta studio.
CHOOSE THE COLOR IN THE STORE
Just the color I wanted! vs Well, I don’t remember choosing that tone
The perception of colors changes according to natural and artificial lighting. And also during the day, it changes according to the solar incidence, they become lighter or darker. The lighting in the paint store has nothing to do with the lighting in your house … The solution is to do on-site color tests, always at home! on the walls by painting various shades and waiting for them to dry, because a wet paint looks darker, but as soon as it dries, it clears up. Then observe how they look day and night. On this wall, with shades of Bruguer, subtle use of a set of colors is shown: Misty Pink, Blue Quiet Sailing, Violet Amethyst Rain, Ivory Beige, and in the background, White Peach.
IGNORE THE DECORATIVE POTENTIAL OF COLOR
Risk and win vs more of the same
If you really like a color, bet on it. Risking pays off because you discover the deco potential that colors have. Leaf through magazines to learn some tips from decorators and stylists. For example, when painting a room in neutral and white and the one in the background in a different color, it is achieved that that wall instantly gains prominence but also changes the perspective of the room. In this dining room, the white and wooden furniture takes on special relevance as they are outlined against the intense green background.
Wide of sights vs I am inflexible
Painting the walls is the fastest, most efficient, and economical resource to give life to any environment. Today’s kitchens, many open to the living room or independent, but with an office where you spend a lot of time, color creates atmosphere and transmits sensations. Paint at least one of the walls! Reform, Jorge Quintans. Chair, by Vintage 4P.
Painting vs other materials
Wallpapers and upholstery are the perfect partners for painting. They set style, add textures, create contrasts … Consider new possibilities on the walls such as a chromatic gradient, a visual effect of depth with photomurals … On this wall, the glamor is set by the Ghali panel from the Oxymore collection, from the Casamance signature, which combines violets and blues.
ENVIRONMENTS WITH NOTHING IN COMMON
Continuity vs. abrupt changes
Chromatic coherence is essential in interior design. Even if you have painted each room in different colors, the passage from one room to another should not be abrupt. Each room should harmonize with the others and especially a large, open-plan day area, consisting of a living room-dining room-kitchen. The gray lacquered MDF carpentry is a key piece in this house to give cohesion to all its environments. Architect Joan Arnau Farrás, from Estudio 05 AM Arquitectura.