Color is one of the best tools we have when decorating and transforming the spaces of our home. Knowing how to correctly choose the tones, combinations and color environments, you can give a different personality and even change the perception of the size of any room. If you wonder what colors to choose to decorate your house, read on …
Shades and shades of color
When choosing a range of colors to paint or decorate our house, we tend to avoid getting out of the more neutral palettes. To avoid bad combinations you must know the three color schemes that will set the guidelines to follow in your home.
Do you remember our ideas to decorate with black walls?
The tonal scheme is characterized by using different shades of the same color, or more than one color, but always maintaining the same intensity. With this combination of colors, sophisticated environments are achieved. One of the most used tricks in the tonal scheme is to use the lightest shade for the ceiling, the same darker color for the walls and an even darker shade for furniture and carpentry.
An example of the tonal scheme would be the colors dark gray, warm brown, blue and purple.
The harmonic scheme is characterized by the proximity in the color circle of the colors that make it up. To create a harmonic color palette, we start from the primary colors (red, yellow and blue). Mixing two of them we obtain the secondary colors (orange, green and violet). Outside the circle we find the colors that are obtained by mixing a primary with a secondary. Mixing these last colors we get a harmonic and coherent color range.
As an example, a harmonious, cheerful and bright palette would be composed of colors: lilac, chalk, turquoise and pink.
If you want to see more information about the color circle enter here.
Unlike the harmonic scheme, the contrast scheme uses colors that are on opposite sides of the chromatic circle. It is a much more daring scheme with greater visual impact.
To compose a contrast scheme we could choose the following colors: bright red, deep orange and green and blue in their dark tones.
Now that you know how to make an effective color palette and according to your tastes, let’s polish your choice a little more. Have you heard of warm and cold colors? Do you know how they differ?
When we talk about warm colors, the first tones that come to mind are reds, oranges and yellows. All of them give us vitality and make the rooms much happier. These types of colors tend to reduce the rooms, so they are appropriate for large areas and rustic decorations.
Trick: use warm colors in rooms with little natural light.
On the opposite side, we find the lilacs, green and blue. All of them are colors that help us reduce the intensity of light. These types of shades make the rooms seem larger and give the feeling of spaciousness and space. These types of pallets are perfect for bedrooms and rest areas, as they provide an atmosphere of calm and tranquility.