Every colour has a psychological value and a particular association for each individual. Colour is a powerful decorating tool that can change the perceived shape and size of furnishings and the actual room itself.
A good tip is to start by choosing the furniture, rug and other elements that aren’t available in as many colours as the wall paint. Think about the primary function of the room. Colours can be described as active, passive or neutral. Light colours can make a room seem larger and brighter while dark colours can create more intimacy.
It is very much a choice for the individual but here are some general colour associations:
RED – dramatic
YELLOW – cheerful
ORANGE – energetic
BLUE – calm
GREEN – fresh, restful
PURPLE – rich
BROWN – comfort
PINK – romantic
Warm tones – red, yellow, orange, brown and beige – can look great in the living room and entrance hall.
Cool tones – blue, purple and green – can be a perfect choice for the bedroom and bathroom.
Accents in black, grey, cream or white highlight your stronger colour choices.
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