Colour Planning for Home


Colours are generally selected for their aesthetic appeal. This appeal being conditioned by the situation in which the colours are to be used. The human mind always seeks variety and it makes possibilities to categories colours as warm or cool. The colours ranging from green to blue and violets are generally classified as cool colours. In tropical country these colours are much used in decorating interiors of bedrooms, sitting rooms, living rooms etc. Especially where there is ample of sunlight. Use of warm colours in tropical climates would generally confined to the areas like passages, kitchens etc. where natural sunlight is less. However, the choice of colour is individual decision.
Colours have a great influence in our mind and mood. It stimulates joy and happiness. It also has a great impact in our creativity and productivity. During colour planning for home, certain decisions have to be made right at the start.

What should be the colour shade of walls, pale or deep? What parts of which rooms are to be light, medium or dark in shade? Should the colour scheme be cool or warm or neutral? Is it a look for sophistication, elegance or convenience? For house, it should not only look beautiful, it must be with the personality of the people living in it.

Let's know what colour suggests about your personality.

YELLOW : If you're attracted to yellow, you're a perfectionist and a dreamer. Highly intellectual, you have a great mind for abstract topics and business. You're highly charismatic and make people fell at ease in your company. Choosing yellow says you need to give yourself more time to relax, think and dream.
ORANGE : Orange lovers are highly social and fearless. You love adventure, travel and meeting more people. Orange bedroom walls are warm and invoke enthusiasm. During colour planning for home you must think about orange colour.
BLUE : Blue lovers have something in common: a need for peace and harmony. Blue may come in a variety of colour tones. If you chose blue, you're loyal, have lifelong friends and like routine.
RED : Red loving people are usually quite active, cheerful and optimistic. They are energetic, joyful and love attraction, so many people want to be around them. Red colour walls are attractive and cheerful to them.
BROWN : Choosing Brown means you're down-to-earth and honest. Reliable and confident, people are drawn to your genuine self. You appreciate the simple luxuries of life and love decorating your home.
GREEN : If Green is your colour choice, you're easy to get along with, patient and steer clear of drama. Green is considered the most relaxing colour. Being nature's colour, it makes surrounding natural.
BLACK : Black colour loving peoples are decisive, powerful and confident. They are excellent leaders or entrepreneurs.
WHITE : Your choice of white over other colours shows your confidence in yourself, your openness, fearlessness and your striving for perfection. It is about looking for simplicity, openness and purity.
GREY : Grey loving peoples are calm, peaceful and practical. They prefer safe, secure and balanced life from chaotic outside. By nature they are neutral. They don't so much excitement and love calm and peaceful life.

Colours can be used to make a room seem warm or cool. Cool colours are blue and green and are associated with the sky, oceans and grass and are restful and soothing. Warm colours are red, orange and yellow and like fire, they are exciting and stimulating.

Colour can work for you if you know what different effect combinations of colour can have on a room. Dark colours can cause walls to appear closer to you than they actually are. They are best used in large rooms to make them appear smaller and high ceilings lower. You can change the shape of a square room by painting one of its wall in dark tone and the other three in light shade. The dark wall will appear to advance while the light ones recede.

Contrasting colours such as black and white emphasise objects. For instance a painting stands out sharply against a dark wall of a contrasting colour.

Here are some tips for colour planning for home.

Colour guide for home
LANDINGS AND ENTRANCE:
Colours here can be bright and welcoming. Since these are not living rooms, you can be adventurous as you wish. With so many different walls you require various tones of one vivid colour to suggest space and brighten up entrance hall. Bright blue with off white combination, grey with white combination or cherry red with suitable contrast shades can be attractive. So many colour combinations can be made depending size and height of entrance hall. Studies and landings are informal sitting area casual colour scheme may look better here.
Colour guide for home
LIVING ROOM:
The family spends long hours in the living room. Hence colours used here should be pleasing and restrained. Warm or cool? This will depend on the direction the room faces. Rooms facing north generally require warm colours. Using lots of warm tones gives friendliness to the room. The afternoon sun calls for cool colours. A muted blue to the rest of the walls can be a good choice. Purple can be another choice. it is the colour of royalty, so its perfect for creating a regal and elegant space with combination of sapphire blue, turquoise and cherry red to balance the vibrant violet. 
Colour guide for home
BED ROOM:
It is the place for rest and relax. A soothing quiet blue is the major colour used in lighter shades on the walls. It relaxes the mind and reduce the tension. The trick is to select only two or three colours, concentrate on them and combine them effectively to give the room individuality and charm.Soft blue creates a cool environment, especially when paired with crisp white linens and plenty of natural light.
Colour guide for home
KID'S ROOM:
Changing colours keep up with the children as they grow. Choose lots of bright and definite colours.
Blue and green colours are natural colours. It influences creativity and productivity. It should be used in the kid's room with lots of fun murals.
Colour guide for home
DINING SPACE / ROOM:
Dining space is generally designed for family use and entertainment. So, colour scheme should be warm, comfortable and attractive rather than dramatic.Light shades of grey and white or light shades of brown with off white may look good. One can choose colour combination matching with furniture and floor shades.
Colour guide for home
KITCHEN:
The cabinet colour should be attractive in contrast to countertops and walls. Two clear bright shades can be teamed up for smart and efficient kitchen. A pale colour will direct the light to the sink and working area. Washable paints are helpful in kitchen.
Colour guide for home
WASHROOMS / TOILETS:
This is a place for mirrors, for shaving and for taking a close look at oneself. Quiet, pretty and well-defined colours are better for washroom. Colours that are quiet but not nondescript looks better. Pale shades which reflect light properly can be a smart choice.







Hope, these will be useful to choose colours for your home painting.

ENJOY WITH COLOURS !




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