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Smart ways to balance shades

November 2016 | Back to all Real Estate Articles

The Fevicol Design Ideas team outlines 5 rules to follow when decorating with colour

A little colour can do wonders to brighten and liven up a dull, drab room. However, working with colour can sometimes be an over-whelming experience. Where do you start? What are the dos and the don'ts? If you're looking to add a splash of colour to your interior decor, here are 5 rules you must follow to pull it all together.

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Rule #1: Use the 60.30-10 ratio

Every beautifully designed room is invariably divided into percentages of 6040-10. So, when decorat-ing a particular room, divide the colours into these percentages :

  • 60% of a dominant colour
  • 30% of a secondary colour
  • 10% of an accent colour

Rule #2 : Use a colour wheel for Inspiration

Trying to decide on the right cob our scheme for a room or an entire home can be difficult. You can simplify the process by using a colour wheel and narrowing down your choices. A complementary colour scheme chooses colours that are across from each other on the colour wheel, such as red and green, blue and yellow or purple and orange.

Rooms decorated with a complementary colour scheme tend to provide a clear separation of colours and often, are more formal and visually challenging. An analogous Colour Scheme chooses colours next to each other on the colour wheel such as yellow and green, blue and violet or red and orange. Rooms using an analogous colour scheme are typically more casual, restful and muted in terms of colouration.

Rule #3: Take a cue from mother nature

Still don't understand which colours to pair together or what colour value/ shade/ tone to use to. gether and how to create soothing and harmonizing colour combinations? Try designing your interior space by replicating the colour values of the outside world. After all, interior designs are basically our attempt to imitate Mother Nature who just so happens to be a great colourist!

Rule #4: Seasonal colours

The 10% accent colour you use can be changed from time to time. It's a good way to keep colour monotony at bay too. Seasonal colour variations are a painless way to spruce up colours in your decor. Fall colours such as mustard yellows, russets and browns will create a calm and subdued space, perfect for resting. Spring colours, on the other hand, are more uplifting; pinks, lilac, and saffron yellow impart a naive, fresh look to a room. Soothing pastels for summers and bright jewel tones for winters, these colours are easily incorporated with the use of cushions, rugs, and other decor accessories.

Rule #5 : try contrast

A high contrast space appears clearer and more highly defined than a space that incorporates low contrast. An effective scheme needs opposing tones traditional blue with white, dove grey with pink or white, and mustard ac-cents with grey or offwhite, are all tried-and-tested combinations. Whites and offwhites are a good foil for many colours and essential for defining spaces and 'resting the eye while a dash of yellow or red will lilt a blue background. Combining white and black with grey is very low key and also creates a restnal space.


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