Key Tips on Choosing the Right Color Palette for Interior Design
The color scheme chosen for interior design really matters. It sets the mood in a room accentuating the style of furniture, lighting, and decor. Colors differentiate rooms or spaces and play a vital role in the overall perception of the created design. However, the selection of color schemes may become a significant complexity to interior designers, not even to mention the people who are not familiar with color theory and proportions.
People who want to create an interior design without professional help often fail to choose the right color palette due to various factors. Here are several key challenges you may face:
• you may have a hard time imagining what you want
• you may not understand what colors match
• you may also not know what color schemes won’t irritate or depress you in the interior
• you may have no idea about color pickers which are really useful to both design experts and newbies.
Therefore, if you aren’t an interior design ninja or cannot order 3D rendering to get a clear picture of your future interior, we have several tips to assist you.
Useful Tips on Color Scheme Selection
TIP 1. To choose nice colors that will turn your interior design into a sheer piece of art, find a color palette you like and apply a 50-30-10-10 rule. Today there is a bunch of websites like this one offering various color palettes, including contrasting, pastel, cool, warm or other palettes. For example: After you choose a color palette, you need to analyze it. How to conduct such an analysis? Let’s refer to our example to clarify this. The color palette above consists of the colors used in the picture. You need to analyze the amount of each color since this is the factor that creates the harmony of the image. If the picture includes a small amount of the color you like, but you decide to use it on a large scale (for example, for walls), you may lose the balance of the color palette. This palette is dominated by ivory and lbeige colors. Green and orange are less noticeable, whereas black takes the smallest proportion. After you define the amount of each color, it’s high time to apply a simple 50-30-10-10 rule. It recommends to use 50% of a background (main) color, 30% of a complementary color, and the remaining 10% and 10% shares must be left to color accents. If you create an interior design for a bedroom, it would be pretty easy to balance the selected color scheme. 50% are ivory walls while dark-brown and blue-gray are used as complementary colors. For instance, beige may be used for furniture and green – for an accent wall behind a bed. Thus, we have orange and black left. These are the colors to add accent and make the interior more lively (throw pillows, ottomans, curtains, and other decor).
TIP 2. Accent colors (10%) should be repeated 2-3 times in your interior design. Tiny and elegant details make difference and turn any interior design into a comfortable and balanced space. Once you know which colors will be used for accents, try to evenly spread them in a room. This approach to color selection will help you to reach harmony in the design. Here are several examples of how various color palettes can be used in a bathroom. In this case, visualization is a great way to show how bright, delicate, and muted color palettes can change the look of the room. Visualization simplifies the color selection process
Well, let’s begin from the beginning. What is visualization? Visualization is a technique used to create images or other visuals that present a certain idea. It is very popular in the interior design field as an effective way to render the future look of a facility. How does visualization help to choose a color scheme? Once you have decided on a color palette, furniture, lighting, materials, and decor, you can select a style. At this step, you need to combine all the elements to understand if the color and style of furniture/decor really match. To do this, you have to imagine how the interior design will look like. It is here when 3D visualization can come in handy. You can use a visualization tool (if you have the necessary skills) or hire a professional designer that will assist you.
In our interior design and visualization studio, we help our customers to choose a color scheme for their interiors, make style selections, and create 3D visualizations. Don’t hesitate to contact us, should you have any questions.