The colours of the rooms have an enormous impact on the members of the family. It is no secret that colours have optical and psychological characteristics. Many people associate yellow with the sun and the happiness. This colour motivates people to take action just like red, which drives and gives energy. Green makes us think positively and calms down. Blue is associated with danger and it reduces stress and tension.
Choosing the colour of the interior of your house or flat, you need to think about the main and leading colour. If you want to avoid chaos you cannot choose more than four colours as the complement to the and leading colour.
You can shape the room by the use of the colour. Warm colours seems to get closer to the eye of the person who watches them. In contrast, cool colours make an impression of going away. The same situation is with the rate of the saturation. Vivid colours seem to go forward, muted colours seem to go back. Due to those facts, we can change e.g. the perception of a long and narrow room by painting a shorter wall with a dark colour.
Choosing different colours in one room, you need to choose them in a way to have the same saturation of colours. If you want to make the colour on the wall lighter, you can cover the painted wall with the priming paint and you will reduce the intensively of the main colour.
Remember that beautiful and deep azure will look differently on the wall opposite the window (the wall painted with this colour will seem lighter and more saturated), than in the dark corner or at the end of a long corridor.
Remember that having an open space in your house or flat, you can divide it into e.g. a dining room or living room and a kitchen.
Combining the colours can be easier if you know the colour palette. It is divided into 12 colours. The main three colours are red, blue and yellow. Between them there are derivative colours, which are the combination of the main colours such as green (yellow and blue), purple (red and blue) and orange (red and yellow). The rest of the colours are called the colours of the third kind, which are the combination of derivative colours and the main colours.
We will get the best results by combining two colours, which are located next to each other on the colour palette (such combination of the colours is harmonious) or by combining two colours supplementing each other (the colours are located opposite each other in the colour palette. This combination of colours is called contrastive e.g. yellow and purple or blue and orange. The use of few colours supplementing will diversify the interior of your flat or house and make it dynamic. We should remember that when we use two most vivid colours, we will make the room look optically smaller. That is the reason why, it is better to paint the walls by the use of light or natural white colours and choose vivid colours of furniture and accessories in small rooms.
In case of using one colour in the room, we will obtain a monochrome room. We should always remember that every colour has a lot of shades. In monochrome combinations of colours, there is one rule that we should observe. The rule is based on using at least three shades of the same colour. However, it would be boring and in case of purple or grey even too cold or dark if the walls, curtains or the sofa had the same shades as the walls. In this situation, it is good to use accessories to break the monotony of this kind of a room.