When it comes to home decoration, one thing that is of prime importance is, no doubt, the home colour scheme including the interior colour scheme and exterior paint scheme. You might have the best of home furnishings.If they are not in proper harmony it will spoil the whole look. Colour plays a vital role in making your small house look bigger and cosy. While choosing your colour scheme, due consideration should be given to the space available, furnishings and your personal taste.
“Colour schemes should be chosen according to your theme, climatic conditions, size of the room and light that comes in the room. Monochromatic walls can be made to look beautiful with accents in two or three accent colours. Prints of fabrics such as stripes, plaids, floral or checks can be used as single or mix-and-match according to your preference. For large rooms, choose multi-hued upholstery, bed linens and coverings, wallpaper and window curtains with a large-scale print. Contrasts of mid-scale and small-scale prints look good. Play with either colour or print or texture. Variants of all can lead to chaotic feel. Solid colours or neutrals go well with patterns. Position your furniture into more than one group seating areas.If the room is big, use screens and area rugs to divide the areas and use warm colours all around to make it feel cosy,” says interior designer Sarina Aneja.
Different elements of colour
There are different elements of colour, so it’s crucial to acquire knowledge about them and then choose your decorative colour. Neutral shades like beige, fawn and light grey are the best for creating balance and harmony. If you want to give a cool refreshing appearance, then you can choose one of the soft pastel shades. The contemporary pastel colours are enhancing the beauty of many bedrooms these days. The concept of harmony can be met in two distinct ways. You can either look out for neutral shades or else go in for contrasting bold colours.
Stick to less than three colours, prints or textures in a small room and keep your decorating muted for serenity. Mirrors reflect more light, and glass-to tables almost disappear from view, making the space look larger and airy. Tall vertical furniture, floor- length curtains hung from ceiling height and vertical stripes add to the height of the ceiling. “Use symmetrical décor elements such as a pair of lamps and vases for the formal look in a room. Smooth, glossy and plush are the key words to elegance, be it highly polished wooden furniture or luxurious carpeting. Casual decorating can use horizontal lines with low furniture line and use of different textures.
Colour also reflects moods. Red is a colour indicative of excitement, anger and passion. While blue, especially sky blue denotes patience and calm. Yellow is something that is often associated with sun, thus represents warmth. Green is more cosy and refreshing. Keeping all these factors in mind, choose the right colour scheme.