A typical problem when furnishing a home is the colour spectrum of the interior. We all have our favourite colours and ideas about our home, but how do we reconcile these without turning a cosy house into a shapito? It’s important to look at several aspects when tackling this question.
First and foremost, we must not forget the orientation of the room to the cardinal points and the amount of natural light coming in. On the eastern side, we encounter the sun in the morning and in the morning, so we lose the natural light source quite quickly. On the west side, on the other hand, we can benefit from sunshine throughout the afternoon and evening. The south side offers the most favourable conditions. We must not forget the size of the windows. And what does this have to do with colours? Simple, really. Where we have a sufficient source of daylight, we can afford to play with darker shades of colour without making the room look like a hill. Conversely, in areas of the house or apartment where there is little light, we should opt for lighter tones. White alone creates a neutral environment and maximises light reflectivity throughout the space. But if you don’t desire pure white, don’t despair. Any light tones will do a similar service.
2. EMOTION OF COLOURS
If you have ever thought about the atmosphere of an interior and considered the energy of your surroundings, you will have noticed that different colours have different effects.
The right colour is half the battle!
For peace and quiet, we recommend reaching for shades of green, which has a beneficial effect on our visual system and returns us to nature. Other calming colours include blue, sand or peach.
But if you’re looking for an uplifting interior, look to the colours of the sun. Yellow in warm and bright shades is energetic and evokes a feeling of joy. Red is an aphrodisiac and won’t leave us feeling calm, while brown evokes a sense of strength, well-being, and security.
3. TYPE OF COLOUR
Another aspect that we recommend considering when choosing a colour is the dye itself. The market is oversaturated with different offers, but we are still able to summarize them into several groups.
The cheapest option is ordinary painter’s paint, which is suitable for stress-free rooms. For us, however, it’s better to pay the extra money and look for washable brands, which will save us the trouble in the future and instead of having to paint when the walls get dirty, we can just use a wet cloth to clean the wall easily in the future.
For bathrooms, we highly recommend waterproof paints, which will prevent water from penetrating the walls and thus reduce the possibility of mould.
If you want to look for a speciality, there are now paints that simulate a blackboard, so you can write on them or create mind maps.
I hope I’ve managed to remind you what to look out for when choosing an interior colour scheme.