We all have our favorites when it comes to choosing colors, be it for ourselves or for our home. We have a certain attachment or calling for that particular color, they seem to make us happy. If rainbow colors seen separately, they are all bright colors. So when choosing any of these colors, especially for walls, we need to be extra cautious that we balance them. We have selected seven interiors today with these colors as prominent on walls. We will see closely one by one how they all create an aura and how they affect our liking.
|1| In the above pic, we see violet wall with few other violet accents. In the very first look, we understand the dominance it invokes. Violet needs a lot of lighting too, so it’s good to choose it for a room with a lot of natural light. It needs to be played around with other light colors for it to come out and also to avoid dimness to a room. When you want to add sophistication and glamour to your rooms, violet is one of the best colors to choose. We would also recommend using white light as compared to yellow, in rooms with lot of violet color, especially if walls are painted in the same. If it’s just on an accented wall, then yellow lights can be used on the opposite or adjacent walls.
|2| Indigo summons concentration, it speaks loudly of strong-headedness. Yet it would be advisable to use it wisely around the house, and not over the board. Because then the look would be quite uninviting. Again it would be sensible to use it with lighter shades. Whites, lighter shades of blues would bring out the best results. Though sometimes if properly incorporated brighter shades won’t be a bad idea.
|3| As we had already discussed a little about blue in our post Silver and Blue. that its not a very easy color to deal with. Though individually it may look quite cool, but if not applied properly, in proper areas , it is capable of giving a cold effect. Like in the image above, a larger piece of furniture is gray which is neutralizing the look. Once that’s done, one is free to use their favorite color(here, blue) as much as they want.
|4| Green as in the image above is a tough one. It is stark, right-on-your-face shade and one needs to do a lot of thinking before indulging in this color if it’s your fave. Here you can see, the balance has been given not with a lighter, subtle color but with a yet another bright color. There is one very big reason to it. Had green been used with whites around, it would have brought green out more clearly. It is to suppress the piercing effect of green that a bright azure blue is used. But then again, we would enter the danger zone if we pick any bright color we like to contrast with the green, that won’t necessarily work. It needs to be thought-through. Most of the times it’ll come through a little trial and error.
|5| Yellow is our fave for use in dining rooms as it is reminiscent of morning sunshine. But use of yellow on the walls of a living room is a tough choice. Though Yellow is quite flexible. when used with softer, lighter hues, it speaks a different language all together. If you want yellow to be the central color of the room, be vary of using it with other brighter colors. For example in the above shown image yellow wall is rightly balanced with dark beige sofa. Again you’ll notice, a larger piece of furniture is of a different color, to break as well as keep the dominance of yellow walls.
|6| Orange the color of sunrise and sunset. Though the color is soothing, if not contrasted properly can provoke a fiery feeling. To create a playful ambience, yellow. green, blue can be used with it. As in the image above, yellow is used on one of the elements. The orange wall has lots of white framed hangings. And as we can see a glimpse of a beam, its white, bringing orange towards a cooler tint. Orange is balanced with yellow, to bring down its control and white to cool down its intensity.
|8| Red wall here is inducing a very warm feel. Used with white and other prints is a yes to suit any corner of the house. One needs to be sure though that there is ample amount light for all the textures to come through. As red too is quite a warm color, for it not to go over the top, avoid using other warms colors, though again if there is ample amount of light and there are other colors to balance, then it might work.
Hope by now you’ve a fair idea whether you are comfortable with these colors or not and want them on your walls. You’ll get more and more confident about it as we move closer in our journey towards the rainbow.
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