A colour for every room in the house
Choosing a colour for your interior is not a trivial matter and to aim for more sustainability, both for your wallet and for the planet, it's important to think carefully to avoid getting fed up after a few months.
So the first question you should ask yourself is: what is the function of this space?
Indeed, despite strong preferences, you will not choose the same colours for your bedroom as for your kitchen. Simply because these two rooms do not have the same purpose: whereas the bedroom will be a place to relax, the kitchen will be the place where our culinary experiments come to life, and where we sit down together with the family to discuss the day's events.
The right colour combinations for your interior
The impact a colour can have is also depending heavily on the combinations you make, as is rarely used as a standalone. Accompanied by other shades, it is necessary to create a mix & match that works. Here again, there are several schools of thought, but the main rule is not to have an overcrowded interior to as this causes visual pollution.
As with clothing, the rule is to limit yourself to approximately three colours per room for cohesion and general harmony. Impossible to meet this number? Don't worry: by colour, we mean "shade" as a whole. So you can play with various shades of the same colour.
The more colour elements you add to a room, the more dynamic and energetic it becomes. On the contrary, the fewer the number of shades, the more monochromatic the room becomes, the simpler and more minimalist the atmosphere (unless of course the only colour used is a bright red).
Finding the perfect colour match for a room can be challenging, especially as you don’t know where to start: The walls? The floor? The existing furniture? The furniture you want to buy?
Here again, it is best to have an idea, even if it is not 100% defined, of the result you wish to achieve before you start painting or go on a shopping spree. It is also advisable to make a list of the objects you have:
- those you wish to keep (as you will have to take them as a reference point)
- those you want to get rid of (to remove them from the equation).
Some colours also tend to match better than others, but in the end it is a matter of taste and feeling. While some of you will prefer clashing combinations to assert a very specific style, others will prefer complementary colours, shades that are close to each other, or even the minimalism of monochromia, which has been very much in vogue over the last few years.
Just keep in mind that nobody has a monopoly on good taste, and that a successful interior is one that YOU like above all.