Color in interior design has a huge influence on how a space is perceived as well as how it makes one feel. Whether you realize it or not, your home’s color palette influences your mood and quite a bit. Different colors have different effects on spaces and while this can differ from person to person, there are still a few general rules we can follow when decorating. We’ll try to reveal some of the ways in which color can make your home more positive through the examples below.
Yellow is a bright and cheerful color which you can use to make a small or dark space appear brighter and less gloomy. For example, you could place a small table like this one in a corner, away from the windows and it would add a happy vibe to this area and the rest of the room by extension.
Accent pillows are a great way to add color to the living room as well as a variety of other spaces. Take advantage of this if you want to make a space more fresh and inviting or if you want to break the monotony of the decor with some contrasting color tones.
Some interior decor tricks never get old. A vase filled with colorful flowers can cheer up a room in an instant and there’s really no bad place for such a decoration. Similarly, you can display a bowl full of fruit on your kitchen counter or island to add a fresh and positive vibe to its decor.
Paintings and wall art in general can also completely change the mood and make a space feel more positive and inviting. You can display oversized artwork on an empty wall not just to fill in a gap but also to introduce more color to the space.
A table lamp with a colored shade can also have a big impact on the overall decor and atmosphere in an area such as the bedroom, home office or even the living room. Even though red is a very powerful and rich color, it looks nice here, adding warmth to this space.
You can also improve the mood in a particular room or area of the house by grouping up decorations such as vases, bowls, sculptures, candles and other things. Play with different shades of the same color or with different patterns for a rich visual effect.
Certain combinations of color can also have powerful effects on a space. This bedroom for example looks very glamorous and sophisticated thanks to the deep red accents mixed with ivory and golden surfaces.
Green is one of the most cheerful and vibrant colors and it’s found in nature which makes it a particularly great choice. Use indoor plants and other nature-inspired details to make your home look and feel amazing.
Warm colors such as red and orange can make space super welcoming but are best used in small doses. Complement them with neutrals, including the timeless black and white combo to create an elegant and quirky decor.
An accent chair can also serve as a perfect opportunity for you to add more color to a space. Ro make that color really pop you can hang a pendant lamp above the chair or to use contrasting or complementary colors around it.
We absolutely love the effect this yellow sofa has on the living room. Thanks to it the entire space brightens up and looks so wonderfully cheerful and positive. It’s nice that the rest of the decor is limited to warm neutrals.
Of course, we can’t forget about murals and tiles in general. If you ever want to add a unique touch to your bathroom or to customize it in a cool and at the same time practical way, this is how you do it.