The finishing step is one of the favorites when it comes to building or renovating. After all, it is at this stage that the materials needed to make the house look the way you want are chosen, creating a unique decor style full of personality. Therefore, in addition to coatings, paint colors are also much researched and sought after during this period, as they are responsible for complementing the decoration of spaces.
And with so many varieties of colors available on the market today, you might ask yourself – how to choose the ideal color? To answer this question and help you in this choice process, we decided to share this article full of relevant tips to help you understand a little about color composition and environment and, consequently, help you choose the right paint colors for any architectural project.
Before choosing the paint colors that you will use in your construction, it is essential that you keep in mind what style of decoration you want to adopt. After all, colors also influence the look of the environment and have the power to produce an incredible effect, especially in contrast to the rest of the decoration. Therefore, you need to define whether you want a more classic, romantic, modern, minimalist, futuristic, etc. look.
Also, it is important to consider the room in which the color will be applied. Very strong and flashy colors are not used very often in a baby room, for example. And those who think that it is necessary to restrict traditional and neutral colors are mistaken. You can innovate your decor using different colors. For this reason, the color wheel can be a useful tool for finding balanced combinations and choosing the ideal paint colors for your room.
It is worth remembering that, in addition to defining the style of decoration, to choose the ideal color to paint any room, it is necessary to take into account the personality and lifestyle of the users of the space. After all, the decoration is also used to make the space more comfortable for people, including from a visual point of view.
Therefore, in the next topics we will introduce you, in more depth, how to use the color wheel in your decoration, as well as tips for choosing colors for each part of the house.
The color wheel is a tool widely used by architects and interior designers to define the colors of a project. As its name indicates, this circle consists of the representation of colors that the human being is able to visualize. It consists of 12 parts, each of which represents a tonality, organized according to intensity.
Of these parts, three represent primary paint colors (blue, yellow and red) and the others are secondary colors – formed from a mixture of primary colors – and tertiary colors – formed from a mixture between primary colors and secondary colors. In addition, it is possible to add black and white to these tones, in order to create darker or lighter tones.
Thus, a figure appears that allows the study and harmonization of colors, since the chromatic circle helps you to visualize which colors can be combined. Therefore, this classification can be an excellent help to help you choose the paint colors for your home, as you can think of the color combination that should serve as the basis for your choice of paints, furniture and decorative elements.
And to help you understand the colors present in this color wheel, in the next topics we’ll introduce you to the classifications and possible combinations from this decoration tool.
Analogous colors are those that are close together within the color wheel. For example, red and purple are analogous to pink in that they are side by side in the color wheel. Therefore, these colors generally result in smoother, more balanced combinations, and can make beautiful combinations.
Image 1: Chromatic circle with reference to analogous colors.
Image 2: You can use the analogous colors green and blue as inspiration for your decor and for choosing paint colors.
Image 3: But you can also choose different shades of orange to paint your wall.
Image 4: Purple and pink also create a beautiful contrast in your living room decor. However, if you want to soften the impact of these colors on the look of the room, you can opt for a conventional white wall in the room.
Image 5: In this kitchen, the orange of the wall contrasts with the yellow of the cabinets, creating an impressive but balanced decoration.
Complementary colors are those that are located oppositely within the color wheel. For example: red and green, yellow and blue, among others. Therefore, this combination allows the creation of environments with very contrasting and striking colors, which are ideal for those who like modern environments and full of life.
Image 6: Chromatic circle with reference to complementary colors.
Image 7: Blue and yellow are the complementary colors used to compose this decoration.
Image 8: But you can also use the blue wall in an environment with lots of red and yellow elements.
Image 9: In addition, it is possible to create a modern decor using green and purple as paint colors.
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Image 10: However, the combination of orange and green also promotes a modern and differentiated decor.
Decomposed Colors or Triad
Decomposed colors, whose classification is also called a triad, is generally based on the combination of a primary color and two complementary colors, which are diametrically opposite. Therefore, this combination forms a triangle on the color wheel. Thus, it is possible to obtain a decoration with contrasting colors, but balanced.
Image 11: Chromatic circle with reference to decomposed colors.
Image 12: In this example, the chairs have a primary color, while the cabinets with a green and pink finish act as complementary colors. But to soften this modern decor, the owners opted for the white wall.
Image 13: However, in this example, primary colors were used in the walls and decoration.
Image 14: In this room, the yellow wall contrasts with the colors of the furniture and carpet.
Image 15: On the other hand, this dining room draws attention for its explosion of colors.
Now that you know that you can use the color wheel to help you choose the paint colors for your home, it’s time to know the specific tips for choosing the ideal paint for the main parts of your home.
The living room is one of the main rooms in the house, as it is used both as a space for leisure and relaxation, as well as for receiving visitors. And because it is a more receptive environment, many people decide to be more daring in decorating this space. Therefore, when it comes to room colors, usually owners can use more striking colors, such as blue, green and yellow, or bet on a combination of colors, as shown above, in order to create a differentiated environment.
However, it is also possible to use neutral colors, such as gray and white, to create a simple or elegant and cozy decoration. In addition, you can opt for warm colors such as orange and red to create a comfortable, cheerful and vibrant environment.
Image 16: To compose a room with a neutral color palette, the owners used gray paint on the wall.
Image 17: However, it is also possible to use a dark gray paint to decorate a room with a more modern look.
Image 18: Like the previous example, this room with tumblr decor also features a gray wall.
Image 19: But you can also opt for a decoration in warm tones, using orange and yellow as paint colors.
Image 20: Another option is to choose neutral colors to match the wallpaper and furniture in the room.
It is very common to use coverings to decorate the kitchen, due to its functionality, protection, texture and design. However, it is also possible to paint some areas of the kitchen walls to escape the traditional decor and add a different touch to the look of the space, a technique that has already been used to create modern, minimalist or Scandinavian-style kitchens. Although many people are not used to this feature, it can generate beautiful and different decorations for this space.
As the kitchen is a more sociable, not relaxing environment, strong and flashy colors are often used to innovate the room’s appearance. However, you can also opt for colors in lighter shades such as pink, gray or neutral colors.
Image 21: Yellow paint, applied to only one part of the wall, complements the modern look of this kitchen.
Image 22: However, if you prefer Scandinavian or more delicate decor, you can apply light pink paint.
Image 23: In this case, the owners used white and pink as paint colors to decorate the wall of this modern American kitchen.
Image 24: But you can also use green paint to create a modern and cozy atmosphere.
Image 25: And if you want to get away from the traditional decor, you can add color to your kitchen with white cabinets.
Room paint colors
The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in a residence, as it is an intimate and relaxing space. Therefore, when it comes to colors for the room, in addition to thinking about comfort, it is also necessary that the decor reflects the resident’s personality, so that they feel even more welcomed in this space.
However, in general, people have a certain preference when it comes to room paint colors. Neutral colors are preferred, as they allow greater freedom of decoration. However, colors such as blue, pink and green are also widely used, as are color combinations such as the classic black and white.
Image 26: The dark blue wall helps to create a romantic and mature look.
Image 27: But you can also use this paint in your tumblr room decor.
Image 28: And if you want a luxurious room, you can invest in the white wall, it allows the golden elements, like the wallpaper, to stand out.
Image 29: However, if you prefer a more discreet decor, you can invest in this shade of blue and white and gray elements in the master bedroom.
Image 30: The light brown wall was used to compose this young tumblr room.
Despite not being a room, the facade of a building always generates debates and much research by residents. After all, everyone wants to live in a home that looks beautiful, pleasant and full of personality.
Therefore, when choosing colors for the house, it is important to take into account the style of construction; the local climate, as some colors are more suitable for cold and others for heat; and the personality of the residents, as this is the first part people notice when looking at a building.
Therefore, as in the rooms, there is no rule regarding the color that should be used, but there are trends and preferences among residents. In general, neutral colors are very successful, due to their versatility and discretion. However, monochromatic facades, with various types of colors, as well as colored facades are also widely used in house facades. In addition, you can use more striking paints to highlight some part of your home, causing a beautiful effect on the composition.
Image 31: The gray and white façade has a classic look.
Image 32: But if your house has a more modern design, you can also use the combination of gray and yellow.
Image 33: Also, it is possible to use blue to build a beautiful facade.
Image 34: In this example, the wine was chosen to highlight some parts of this façade.
Image 35: But it is also possible to use the white and gray combination in the facade of a modern building.
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