Interior / May 28, 2018 / Zion Fenton.
We are creative types by nature and love to imagine, dream and explore, following our intuition. That said, there are some rough principles that guide us to ensure a great result every time. They are just tried and true things that work. And these are not tricks or skills that take years to master. Anyone can do them from day one. Consider this a foundation for developing your own quirky, creative, rule breaking intuition.
You also have an innate reaction to color. For example, when you look at red, it does increase your heart rate. It is a stimulating color. This goes back to caveman days of fire and danger and alarm. You also have learned certain associations with color, such as red making your heart race since it is linked with fire trucks and ambulances, in other words, alarm, or yellow having positive association simply because it was the color of your beloved grandmothers kitchen.
You want the color that best complements your upholstery, artwork, rug and whatever else. You can pick that color only if your stuff is actually inside your home. Give your furniture some breathing room. Resist overcrowding a room. Gracious living means space to maneuver with ease. This is really great news if you are working with a tight budget.
White just gives furniture a contemporary personality. A fresh youthful spirit. To strike the right color balance in the homes formal dining room, it has the dining chairs bleached white from the original brown. When dialing up the pattern, it is sometimes best to dial down the color to achieve a calmer, less chaotic effect. When designing the homes master bedroom, started with a bold, Matisse esque pattern and made his color choices, or lack thereof, from there.