Have you ever thought why you feel particularly comfortable in a certain restaurant or in a particular room in your home?
The answer is very simple and it has to do with something we very often take for granted in our lives – color. Did you know that color accounts for 60 percent of our response to an object or a place? And yet, the effect of color on our perception of things and our moods is often extremely underestimated.
That’s why, if you are thinking about painting one room or your entire home or office, it is important to stop for a second and consider the following aspects:
- Mood. What do you expect to feel in that area? Would you prefer a serene and soothing bedroom or a more seductive and intimate feeling? In the first case, soft, cool colors are recommended, while bolder colors will deliver that touch of drama you are looking for.
If you want your dining area to encourage a sociable and stimulating atmosphere, go for warmer, contrasting and more vibrant colors. Deeper greens and blues will create a formal, quieter ambiance.
- Color wheels. A wonderful tool to determine what colors complement each other and which are not going to work together, a color wheel is a great reference tool that comes in very handy when deciding on your color scheme.
For instance, red and green, which are complementary (opposite) colors, enhance each other when placed side by side and deepen each other’s level of intensity. You may be surprised at how many combinations work well together, and you may even become attracted to entirely new color palettes.
- Lighting. When testing your colors, remember that natural daylight will show the truest version of the color you are considering. Fluorescent lighting casts a somewhat bluish shade on it and incandescent lighting brings out warm tones and yellows.
Selecting the perfect color for the mode you want to create is not as easy as it may seem. Talk to the team at LB Handyman on demand– we’ll be happy to share our expertise with you.