Sure you’d like to bathe your bedroom with your favorite color. But you need to make sure you don’t overdo it, as this could easily ruin the aesthetics of your room. You can’t just paint all your walls blue and bring in blue furniture pieces and choose blue upholstery and sheets. So how do you make your favorite color work for your room? From coming up with the ideal bedroom color palette to adding complementing accents, you can find several ways to make your favorite color contribute to an appealing bedroom design. Here are several ways to make colors work for your condo bedroom.
Stick to a color family
Bathing your whole bedroom in blue could ruin its aesthetics. But you could still infuse your bedroom with your favorite color by sticking to the color family instead. You can do this by working with the various hues of blue, such as navy, turquoise, delft, and cobalt. You can further neutralize this by adding splashes of white. And if you are open to adding a different color, you can include a complementary color family. Orange is a good complementary color for blue, and its hues can include grapefruits, tangerines, and corals. You can get more adventurous by choosing rich hues instead of muted ones.
Create an ideal ratio for your colors
Now how should you infuse these color hues without creating a chaotic look? Simply follow the 60-30-10 rule. Start looking at rooms in magazines and check out interior design ideas, and you’ll soon notice application of the rule. This is especially true for rooms that are well-designed. The 60 percent hue works great at unifying the look of the room, the other 30 percent creates the visual interest, and the remaining 10 percent provides just the sprinkle of sparkle to finish off the look.
Now how do you execute this? You can go for 60% of your choice of dominant color, adding in 30% of a secondary color, and creating a polished look with 10% of the accent color. This typically translates to the dominant color on the walls, the secondary color on the upholstery, and the accent color for pieces of furniture and floral arrangement.
Put together the right color scheme
Now how do you identify colors from one color family? And how do you pick complementary colors? Choosing the right color scheme for your bedroom can be difficult. To simplify the process, rely on a color wheel and choose two color schemes, particularly complementary color schemes and analogous color scheme.
Complementary colors are found opposite each other on the color wheel, such as purple and orange, green and red, and yellow and blue. Decorating a room with this scheme lends the area a clear separation of colors and a more put-together, formal look. Analogous colors are found next to each other on the color wheel, such as violet and blue, green and yellow, and orange and red. Using this scheme in your room will let you create a muted and casual feel. Go for the effect that will best suit your personality.
Mix it with white
White works with just about any color. You don’t have to play with color families if that’s a little too complex for you. You can stick to a single hue of your favorite color and simply add white to neutralize the room. Blue is especially great with white. It’s a classic combination and is on the same league as black and white, only a lot less fierce. It’s ideal for people with a subdued personality. By combining blue and white, you get to create the same polished look associated with black and white, but with a more casual vibe.
Add refreshing doses of white
Another way you could use the color white to neutralize your favorite color is by painting your furniture with it. You’ll love how the color will modernize your space. Do you wish to replace your old furniture? This won’t be necessary. Simply give the pieces a fresher look by painting them white. You get to take advantage of both the furniture’s timeless form and the color white’s youthful spirit.
Create a compromise between color and pattern
You can dial down the use of your favorite color by adding in a pattern. For example, you can mix in a Matisse-esque pattern to break the repetitiveness of the blue scheme in your room. Adding a pattern and using it in many areas of the room can help you neutralize your favorite color without having to include different colors or other hues. Moreover, you must avoid using vibrant colors as this could create a chaotic effect beside the patterns.
Mix in the color black
The color black hardly ever fails when blended with other colors. Adding black to your room can effectively enhance and clarify the other colors in the room. You can do this by simply adding a black picture frame, a lampshade, a chair, and other such accent pieces.
Create appealing contrasts
A high-contrast room, or a space that combines dark and light values of colors, creates a highly defined look. An example is using light gold and deep burgundy in the same room. Using such high contrasts can contribute to the formality of the room. Black and white, for instance, create a formal appearance, just like a tuxedo. On the other hand, mixing black and white with gray, which creates a low contrast, leads to a low-key look.
Be mindful of the emotional effects of colors
Beyond just obsessing over your favorite color, make sure you don’t neglect the idea that colors are associated with emotions. We often have emotional responses to colors that defy our intellect. Decide what emotional impact you’d like to create in your bedroom. If you’d like it to be more relaxed, go for blues and browns. If you want a more lively effect, go for yellows and reds.
Go for seasonal colors
Another way you can create the right feels in your bedroom is by going for seasonal colors. If you love the feel of the fall season, you can go for browns, russets, and mustard yellows. This will create a subdued and restful space. If you prefer uplifting spring colors, you can go for saffron yellow, lilac, and pinks. This will instantly give your room an invigorating and fresh look.
Beyond just your bedroom, these tips work for other areas in your DMCI Homes unit. Go ahead and get playful with your interior design!