Understanding Color

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Color is an element or property of light. It can help you create certain moods by communicating excitement, calmness, mystery, or other sensation and emotions.

Stepping into a room you may feel energized from its vivid red scheme or tranquil when entering into a beautiful neutral living space. Have you ever asked yourself why?

It’s likely to be because colors are closely connected to our emotions.

There have been an enormous amount of research into how we respond to different colors.

The Newtonian color wheel gives us a basic logic of combining colors based on their position on the wheel.

Sir Isaac Newton demonstrated that light travels in waves when he shone a light through a triangular prism.

The different wave lengths reflected at different angles and enabled him to see the different colors.

The color psychology is a powerful interior design tool that has more than an impact on the mood of the room than any other factor.

The key is to think about the atmosphere you want to create and which colors are the best to achieve this.


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Blue is one of the most popular color on the planet. Deep, bold hues, such as navy and royal blue are great for confidence and are evoking qualities as loyalty, trust, peace and success.

For calm and harmony feeling the lighter shades are perfect for bedrooms, bathrooms and living rooms with relaxation destination.

What color do you think of when we say blue? We think cobalt blue – rich and bright, navy blue – dark and authoritative,  powder blue.  Our perceptions of blue are quite different. By adding a neutral to blue we can get a wide range of blues, adding black we get navy blue, adding white we get the powder blue.



There is no surprise that yellow is connected with energy, optimism and joy. It is often difficult to use, but if used alone or as an accent color with blue, it could be a perfect match.

A little bit of yellow, will create friendly, warm and happy environment. It is associated with sympathy, sunlight and prosperity.

Use statement yellow furniture and bold accessories to make the styling exquisite.

Yellow is a tricky color.  It’s an uplifting color but you really have to pick the right shade. You want to make sure it’s not too bright or too muted, so use those test cans of paint and look at the yellow on your walls in the different lights of the day, if you decided to create a bold yellow wall.

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Purple has a dignifying effect and is a spiritual color and we believe, as a highlight is very effective in bringing a sense of wealth and harmony.

It looks right at home in feminine spaces, but deeper versions of the hue can also be incredibly masculine.

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Purple is not a first choice among ‘safe’ colors for decorating. That doesn’t make purple a bad choice.

It takes courage and confidence to choose this color in any version.  Purple is versatile but the wrong shade can be overpowering and the right shade can make you fall passionately in love with your lavender space.

Combined with accent colors of gold it can create a very grand effect.

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This bold, dramatic, exciting color demands attention. Red is the color will bring energy in the room, but used too much can be overwhelming.

Red can be a primary hue choice for home offices and creative spaces. The colour is not only powerful in its most basic form but also in many beautiful sister shades including tomato red, crimson and burgundy.

Whether you want to channel a rich, traditional aesthetic or a pop-art feel, red can provide a solution.

Red is a vibrant and powerful color, fabulous for a dining room. It will make a huge comeback for living rooms as bold accents of red make a very assertive statement of style.


Green is an extremely positive choice of color and gives harmony and balance.

The hue comes in a variety of attractive shades, ranging from emerald and jade to olive and lime.

Consequently, it is refreshing, friendly, cool and peaceful. It is beautifully mixed with other colors and especially with white.

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In any room in which you would like to create an atmosphere of luxury, refinement or elegance use green. You may like to create a statement in the entry foyer, or in a formal dining area.
If you have a library or a reading nook, green is a good color to use if you wish to cocoon yourself away in, giving the feeling of being safe and secure.


White in modern scheme is loved to be used in minimalist design. It can be combined with different decorative items, with different shape, texture and form.

On the other side, black color is sophisticated and mysterious.  It add timeless, elegant classic to any room. It offers contemporary appeal by crisp furniture arrangements and precise architectural details.


Although white and black are not hues on the standard color wheel they are the basis for the neutral color harmonies.

When you approach home design, you likely do so in a couple of different ways – choosing objects and colors that simply look attractive or using an existing pattern or decor theme to govern your decisions.

However, color inspire emotions and create space illusions or simply set the mood and atmosphere for any particular room.

Especially when used with interior and exterior painting, color psychology is a great way to create a healthy and beautiful home.


Any color used in correct color scheme and for correct mood will make the spaces in your home feel more calm, cheerful, comfortable or dramatic.

Colors makes a tiny room feel larger, or a spacious one feel more intimate, without the time and expense of actually moving walls.

You can achieve coziness by painting the walls with a warm color, or make a narrow space feel wider by using different colors on opposing walls.

The paint colors you choose, as well as the color of the furniture and accessories, all create a mood.



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