The living room is the most visited place in every apartment or house. All family members, relatives, guests gather here to relax, talk, celebrate something. For a comfortable leisure, it is important to correctly think over the interior of the room and choose the color scheme, which largely determines the mood and emotional state of others.
Perception of the color palette
Psychologists have established a certain relationship between color and the psycho-emotional state of a person. This secret is actively used in the field of marketing.
With the help of a wide variety of shades of the palette, combinations of contrasts or tones of the same color range are selected. Turning on your imagination, you can create unrealistically beautiful walls individually for your guest room.
Color tones are classified as follows:
- the cold ones include green, turquoise, olive, blue, blue, lilac, brown;
- warm include red, orange, yellow, pink, beige, burgundy tones, as well as their shades;
- black and white are neutral colors.
Let's try to parse the properties of the main colors of the palette:
Yellow Is a warm, bright tone that increases overall concentration and stimulates quick decision-making. It is the color of energy, sociability, optimism
- Orange - the color of joy, fun. Perfectly lifts the mood, releases emotions. Gives inner balance and spiritual harmony.
- Red Is the color of emotions, rage, love, passion. A person is able to evoke decisiveness in achieving his own goal. It also energizes you with sexual energy.
- Pink the color symbolizes kindness, joy, femininity, friendliness. Adjusts to daydreaming.
- Burgundy - the color of solidity, stability, stability.
- Purple - this is a shade of a person's spiritual strength. Provides inspiration, helps to focus. Excellent stimulates brain activity.
- Blue Is the color of harmony. It evokes a feeling of trust, well-being, security.
- Blue is a tone of conviction, symbolizes depth, wisdom, eternal values. Promotes concentration.
- Green - the color of nature, life, prosperity. It relaxes, pacifies, dispels negative emotions.
- White Is the color of purity, tranquility, equality.
- The black balances white. Associated with infinity. Very often causes negative emotions.
- Brown Is the tone of stability, practicality. Abstractly symbolizes endurance, hard work.
- Grey Is a neutral shade between white and black. It has relaxing properties. It is very versatile, used in all areas of various activities.
Combinations of shades
To correctly combine shades, you need to know what goes with what:
White is able to visually enlarge the room. It can be combined with any bright color and shade. The most beautiful combinations are: red-beige-white, blue-sand-white, white-ivory-pink or khaki. White walls look nice with dark floors
- Black looks expensive and can accentuate any other tone. The most successful combinations: cream-black-burgundy, red-black-white, pink-black-gray.
- Brown is the color of tradition. It goes well with beige and green, as well as yellow and pale blue.
- Gray is recommended to be combined with very bright positive colors. Red-white-gray, green-yellow-gray, blue-gray-beige.
- It is recommended to combine red with calmer shades. Looks great when decorating a living room. It goes well with white and orange, as well as blue and gray colors.
- Orange or peach visually narrows the room. It goes well with pink and chocolate, pistachio and gray tones.
- Yellow visually expands the space. Looks great in combination with white, turquoise, burgundy, sand shades.
- Green looks good with blue, white, gray, lavender shades.
- Blue is able to reduce appetite and be combined with red, brown, beige tones.
- Blue looks great with bright shades: yellow, red, pink. And also goes well with cream, gray.
- Purple visually narrows the space. Combines with pistachio, sand, white, orange, black and beige colors.
- Pink goes well with neutral shades: blue, beige, white, burgundy, purple and mint.
Combination of colors and shades
Before choosing a wall color for a guest room, first you need to decide on the style in which the room will be decorated. There are many styles for the living room:
- Antique style - This is a classic, noble interior design in the Greek style. That is why it is important to choose equally noble colors and their shades, such as brown, burgundy, mustard, blue.
- Vanguard Is a modern style in which it is allowed to use objects of different shapes, a combination of incompatible objects, materials and colors. In addition, contrast is a characteristic feature of this style. Therefore, you can safely use red with green, yellow with blue, white with purple and many other bright combinations.
- Empire style - this is truly a classic, formal style. The interior looks very fashionable, luxurious and rich, as in another way it is called "aristocrat". Here they use a combination of noble and pure colors - brown, purple, beige, blue, burgundy, pistachio.
- Art Deco Is a trendy, modern style that combines snakeskin, crocodile skin with bold, bold colors.
- Art Nouveau - this is an oriental style, in which a combination of fancy thickets, flowers, trees with soft, light shades is used for the walls.
- Baroque - palace style. It is characterized by an abundance of luxury and wealth. This style is characterized by the use of a combination of cold and warm shades of the main colors of the palette.
- Biedermeier - a mixture of romanticism with the Empire style. The main colors of the walls are pastel, light colors for psychological comfort.
- Victorian the style combines pragmatism and materialism. That is why noble brown is combined here with a delicate beige tone, classic burgundy with a coffee shade.
- Constructivism Is an aesthetic, elite style. It is typical for him to use white in combination with black, blue, brown.
- Classicism is also a palace style. It is typical to use classic, restrained, natural tones here.
- Renaissance requires deep perspective and proportion. Therefore, in this design direction, it is important to choose colors with their full richness, and not shades.
- Minimalism combines basic colors - red, black, white and gray.
- High tech laconic, high-tech style. Requires a combination of black, gray, white, silver, and any bright color.
- Country, in a different rustic style, uses milky, blue, pink, orange, in addition to wooden boards, natural fabrics.
- Provence has a delicate French flavor.It combines olive, pale green, lavender, white, pale pink, terracotta, creamy, pale blue.
Experienced designers know some secrets that they actively use when designing a room design:
- First of all, it is important to choose a dominant tone, taking into account natural light.
- Be sure to consider the color of the flooring.
- The room should have three primary colors. They can be complemented by shades of primary colors.
- Remember that two tones next to each other change color of each other.
- To visually raise ceilings, paint them a couple of tones lighter than vertical surfaces.
- To visually expand the living room, use the cool shades of the palette.
- If you are using textured plaster or embossed wallpaper in the repair, remember that when the coloring composition dries, the tone will become slightly muted. But on glossy surfaces, on the contrary, the color will look brighter.
- It should also be borne in mind that any color under artificial light looks slightly different than under natural light.
- In a narrow and long room of an apartment, paint the walls in different tones parallel to each other.
Do not forget that dark colors visually narrow the space, while light colors act the other way around.
- Vertical stripes make the room visually taller, while horizontal stripes, on the contrary, are lower and wider.
- If you paint the walls in a single color in a small room, then it will seem larger.
- If you are in doubt about the combination of tones, use special tables that designers usually use.
Choice taking into account the cardinal
If your living room windows are facing south, colder shades are the best solution. Since at lunchtime the walls will be actively illuminated by bright sunlight. The lack of warmth is compensated by natural light. An excellent solution would be to decorate the walls in blue, blue, purple shades.
But if the hall is located on the north side, the right decision would be to choose a warmer shade. In this case, peach, lavender, beige, yellow colors are perfect here.
Beautiful examples in the interior
If you have chosen white or beige as the main, dominant color, then an excellent solution would be to combine it with blue, red, black, yellow, pink tones.
The basic elegant black tone looks beautiful with white, green, yellow.
Neutral gray works well with yellow, green, white, beige and brown.
Traditional brown is combined with pink, white, green, yellow and beige.
The combination of aggressive bright red looks great with black, white, gray and yellow.
Cheerful orange combines well with chocolate, milk, pistachio.
Noble yellow creates coziness with lilac, white, black, gray, brown.
Calming green is combined with purple, white, gray, black, yellow, orange.
Light blue is combined with white, yellow, green.
Calming blue looks great with white, yellow, green, beige.
The dominant purple is combined with beige, green, gray.
For information on how to choose a color palette for the walls in the living room, see the next video.