Many of you may be wondering what color theory has to do with interior design. Color can be used specifically in the design of rooms to achieve different effects and moods. Thus, the color design of a room has a decisive effect on one’s own well-being. Depending on the color, rooms can even be more spacious and larger or rather small and squat. If you want to calm a room or make it look bigger, you should use a monochrome color scheme. This term refers to work with only one color, which is then used in different shades. This color scheme has a particularly soothing effect and is therefore ideal for rooms such as the bedroom or living room where you spend a lot of time and want to relax after a stressful day at work. In addition, such a room with color-coordinated furniture is extremely noble and chic.
Monochrome and analog color schemes
As opposed to monochrome color schemes, there are analog color schemes. These are two to three colors, such as yellow-orange-red or red-pink-purple. Using analog color schemes, rooms appear vital, fresh and exude zest for life. Especially for rooms such as the kitchen or the dining room to offer analog color schemes. There is also a division into warm and cold colors in the color theory. The warm colors have a cozy effect on the viewer. So the entire room atmosphere is very comfortable. However, such a color visually reduces the space. Cold colors such as blue, violet or even green can visually make a room look bigger. Then there are neutral colors like black, white, gray and brown, which can be easily combined with other colors. They enhance the effect of cold or warm colors.
Complementary colors such as red and green, yellow and purple, blue and orange are colors that complement each other visually. If one uses complementary colors, one tone should be used in a dominant way and the other one rather reservedly, for example in the form of accessories. Thus, these color schemes complement each other perfectly and emphasize the visual advantages of the other color. If you are uncertain about the right choice of color, you can, for example, in the hardware store color fans for the necessary inspiration. This is the best way to estimate which color on your own wall could bring fresh wind into your home. Or you can see whether the new furniture or accessories really fit in the rest of the room design. We wish you a lot of fun trying and courage to color!