Interior Design and Color Theory

9 Nov

Understanding interior design and color theory is not extremely difficult to accomplish with out help; however, it will take a real understanding of basic design principles, and if you have never worked with colors very well in the past – Color theory will need to be understood as well. In this article, you will discover some very basic concepts for interior design, and how changing and using different colors can change the way a space looks, feels, and provides comfort. For many people working with interiors is not something they enjoy, and if this is the case – finding an interior designer that specializes in color theory may be an excellent option.

* Understanding interior design:

Interior design is not limited to moving furniture around and deciding what should stay and what should go. There are basic design elements that play a huge part in deciding exactly which type of design will work the best for the space you’ve chosen for your project. Although many feel that furniture and wall paintings play a big part, other items play a role as well such as color, texture, lines, form, and space.

When really getting down to some of the more specific elements – harmony, rhythm, emphasis, and balance are extremely important as well. For this reason, as stated before, it will be important to consult with an Atlanta interior design specialist because some projects may need a new set of eyes to make sure you are headed in the right direction.

* Understanding Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Balance:

When people walk into a room, without even knowing they immediately seek balance. This is an automatic reaction caused by our equilibrium. There are two types of balance people seek, one is Symmetrical, and the other being Asymmetrical. Believe it or not, when these aren’t present, people begin to feel nauseated and dizzy.

When working with interior design, these basic principles are taken into consideration when it comes to lines, colors, trim, wall decorations, furniture, and different object textures. When all of these aspects of interior design are considered, then and only then does the space start to take shape.

* Understanding Color Theory:

Color theory isn’t just for wall paint. One of the biggest misconceptions about color is – it takes colors to make colors. To understand this, you will have to start with the color wheel. There are the primary colors that cannot be made using any other color such as red, blue, and yellow. Secondary colors are a combination of primary colors such as green, orange, and violet. By mixing these colors even more, a number of other colors will present themselves.

* Using Colors Together:

Colors are chosen because they are calming, soothing, vibrant, or overwhelming. But there are also colors that are complementary, analogous, and neutral. When choosing the type of colors that will change the way a space looks and feels, all of these different meanings will need to be taken into consideration. You will discover that when choosing colors for a bedroom, you may look for something in the calming color range. If you are looking for something a bit more soothing or neutral, there are colors within a color palette that will provide options for those areas as well.

Although interior design and color theory is not based on something as simple as repainting a room and moving the furniture around, if you really understand the concept and principles – you can actually change the way you feel by simply walking into a room that has been designed correctly. If you’ve been contemplating whether or not to get started on your design project, a interior designer at Grayson Gill Interiors can help you with consultations, or providing a complete in-home design service


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