My very first blog post, they say that fear is what holds you back...so here goes a fearless willingness to share what I know about Interior Design. I learn something new everyday so hopefully this will be an on-going activity :-)
Where better to start!... Colour is one of the most important tools we use in interior design. It transforms a room both psychologically and physically in one swoop! Yes, colour has the ability to give the illusion that there is either more or less space in any given interior. How can this happen? I hear you ask... Well it's a fact that cool colours i.e. blues, greens, purples, greys tend to recede away from the eye, and therefore if chosen for a wall colour instantly give the impression of a larger space. On the other hand, warm colours i.e. yellows, oranges, and reds tend to advance towards the eye leading to the illusion of less space. If you feel I am talking through my hat here.. go ahead and try it hold a cool item in one hand and warm item in the other hand in front of mirror...note how the cool item recedes and the warm item advances? These are just small hand held items...so imagine the effect of cool or warm colours on your four walls!!
I feel this is one of the most important facts in solving most design requirements... hopefully for starters you find it helpful :-)
In my next post I will tell you what I know about the psychological effects of colour.... :-)