The colours of the walls in the interior of our house have a great influence on the mood of the household members and guests. They should also be selected in accordance with the style in which the room is furnished and with its size and light intensity inside. What colours should be used to make the arrangement as successful as possible?
Cosy elegance or a colourful energy boost?
Before painting the walls, let’s consider what effect we would like to achieve. How do we want to feel in each room and what kind of atmosphere should accompany us? There are colours that we often choose for the bedroom, but in the kitchen or bathroom we would prefer to have different ones. A lot depends on the function of each part of our home. In the bedroom we like to feel the atmosphere of intimacy, in the living room we relax, in the kitchen we not only eat meals together, but also spend a lot of time talking together. Which company of colors will work best in this respect?
Strong, intense and warm colors stimulate us to action and invigorate the mood. The use of bile or orange in the kitchen or dining room usually works, especially since the latter also stimulates appetite. Vivid colours can be annoying, especially when you need peace and quiet. It is better to dose them moderately in living rooms and bedrooms, where there is room for more blue, grey, brown, beige, delicate green and pastel. The colours of nature are perfect for living rooms. In fact, they are universal and fit into any room, from the bathroom to the office.
The blue color, in turn, brings to mind cleanliness, peace and harmony, and thus, we often meet it in bathrooms and bedrooms. Blue in the bedroom is especially recommended for nervous people who lead a stressful lifestyle, suffer from insomnia and hypertension. At the other end of the spectrum, when it comes to painting bedrooms, red is at the top – the use of this dominant colour is extremely tempting, because it acts dynamically, stimulates sexuality and presents itself extremely sensually, especially in the light of candles. Here too, however, it is better to be careful, because red only initially mobilizes vital forces, and after a longer period of time can be tiring and cause problems with falling asleep. If you already choose this color, let’s opt for a more subdued shade or choose a color between red and pink (but also not too intense).
Let the light decide
In a paint shop, it’s not hard to confuse the senses. There is a multitude of shades and each one called it tasty, it’s poetic again. If you don’t know what to choose, let’s find out what kind of light prevails in a given room. When the room is facing south and there is a lot of sunlight, we can afford more – for example, paint the walls with a cooler and darker color. With little light in the room, we should focus on bright and warm colours. The size of the room is also decisive. In order to optically enlarge a small space, it is essential to choose a bright, reflective paint in a cold shade. Large spaces are exempt from this condition.
Combining colours
Very often it is a good idea to combine more than one colour on the walls when painting. We can combine warm and cold, light and dark shades. But only if we have a sense and can do it right. Colours can be combined on the basis of contrast or complementarity. An interesting idea is to use an intensive colour on one wall only, while keeping the other, milder tones. For example, it could be red, yellow or even black.
White – a classic or a relic?
After years of painting the walls only in white, colors with impetus entered our interiors. Now that we have saturated ourselves with intense colours, white is triumphant again. The popularity of the Scandinavian style, in which white walls are the main point of the arrangement of each room, contributed greatly to this popularity. White is a classic and safe solution, but it does not have to be boring. On the contrary – it is a perfect background for bright, intense colours and modern interiors. Broken white, in warmer tones, is a good choice for less noisy arrangements, where you will find mild colours among other elements – furniture, floor or doors.

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