Every Room Needs a Little Black – Agree or Disagree?
Colors can impact how we feel and react to our surroundings, especially where we live and work. When designing a room, color is an important aspect. The light and shades that our eyes send to our brain create a feeling and mood, and is crucial for setting the atmosphere of a space. When you want to incorporate color into your design, and are unsure of where to start, consider the insights sent to ASE by Arhaus.
Arhaus is a company with stores across the country and a website that offers quality furniture created with hand-made artistry and natural materials. They’ve developed a series of color cards to help you choose the right color furniture to create the mood in each of your rooms. Here is their research sent their research along with design insights from ASE. We think you’ll be interested.
Blue and its sister shades are fantastic in multiple spaces in your home. It can instill a sense of serenity and tranquility, which is why it works well in living rooms and bedrooms, the spaces where you escape to relax at the end of the day. Blue works well with neutrals but shouldn’t be used in excess. Too many blues can have an adverse effect and make a room dismal.
Green was last year’s Pantone color of the year, and is well known for being the color of natural elements and environmental growth. Green can signify abundance and hope, and looks great when mixed with blues, whites, and other neutral colors. An easy way to incorporate green is to add plants and cacti to your space, making it aesthetically pleasing while providing healthy air. Green works well in living rooms, kitchens and sunrooms.
Red in the Feng Shui tradition is known to bring good luck and strength. Red is powerful, so it is best used in moderation and in smaller decor pieces. It signifies passion and energy. Intense shades may be over-stimulating when used in excess. Small decor pieces in the kitchen can be warm and inviting, as the kitchen is often a center for energy and love.
Violet signifies luxury and maturity. Use it with accent pillows and art pieces. Purple and violet hues represent energy and are the colors of leadership and royalty. Ultra Violet is Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year.
Yellow is great in the kitchen or dining spaces. It contributes warmth, cheerfulness, and optimism. As the brightest color on the spectrum, it’s most likely to catch the eye. and brighten a room. Yellow is also thought to contribute to productivity, focus and works well when used in study areas.
Brown is an earthy color that can help us feel grounded and stable. Brown works well for neutral living room pieces because it represents comfort and quality, and pairs well with a variety of colors. Brown wooden furniture can be used in bedrooms and dining spaces too, providing a rustic and tender tone, for example through a dining room table.
Black can be a good neutral color in the living room or bedroom. It works well with any type of end table or cocktail table. Be careful when using black, too much can make your room feel dark. It works best for accent pieces, lighter wall paint, and core furniture.
Once you’ve decided what feeling or energy you want for a room, consider using color as a starting point. It can influence your choice of furniture, fabrics and paint to create the setting you want. There are lots of online tools to use when working out your design. Caution – be careful of how much color to use in any one space. Don’t be bashful but don’t overwhelm.
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