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Colour Coordination

by Joe on September 8th, 2010

Using wall stickers is great way to highlight particular areas in your room, it is also very effective in adding life to your walls. If you are looking to add some colour to your existing décor, you will need to experiment with the colours to see which fits best with your current scheme. In general white and lighter coloured walls will blend with almost any colour and type of wall decorative. Any colour decorative will effortlessly stand out on lighter walls, with the obvious exceptions of white decorative on white backgrounds and similar colours on similar wall backgrounds. Warmer and darker coloured walls can also be blended with contrasting or similar lighter/darker tones. For instance, applying a light pink wall sticker to a deep pink coloured wall would work well and effectively create a two tone colour blend. Similarly, a white decorative on a light grey wall would have the same effect.

You could also use contrasting colours to create a higher level of impact for your room. For instance, you can be sure by using a red coloured decorative on green walls will grab your visitor’s attention as soon as they enter the room. Using contrast colours will certainly snatch attention while colour blends will look great in the background. It really depends on what you need and want for your room. You might also add the colour of your furniture into the equation and consider it’s effect too.

Colour Wheel

It is important to coordinate colour and light to convey a tidy, spacious and comfortable living quarter. Selecting the right colour for your bedroom, living room or dining room wall is vitally important. It is a well known fact that different people respond differently to various colours. Colour is also known to have a huge effect on a person’s mood. So be sure to select the right coloured paint or wallpaper to suit yours and your family’s colour preferences.

Generic association to colours:
The colour red is often associated with passion, danger and warmth.
Yellow is fresh and is associated with sunshine, summer and energy.
Purple is very strong, its associated with joy, fertility and creativity.
Pink is often used in the bedroom. Its is associated with love.
Blue is again often used for the bedroom. Its a cool and calming colour.

Even with these associations it is often better to put more weight on your personal preference, especially for the bedroom.

On the other side of the spectrum, colours can also make your room appear larger or cosier depending on the shade, the furniture and as well as the colour for your floor and ceiling. If you have a smaller room you may want to use colours from the cooler side like green or blue. Using cooler colours can make your room appear larger than it really is. Cooler colours also work well with contrasting furniture and flooring. Contrary, using warmer colours like red or yellow can make your room feel cosier. Similarly, wallpaper with warmer colours or of darker patterns will also make the room feel more cosy.

Ceilings will can also make the room appear spacious or small. Higher ceilings will make the room feel more spacious, while the reverse is true for lower ceilings. You give the impression of a higher ceiling by painting it a lighter shade than that of your walls. Or similarly vice versa, having your ceilings a darker shade than your walls would make the ceiling appear much lower.

Good luck with your decorating project!

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  1. Choo permalink

    I was redecorating my home and needed some inspiration. Your site has some very beautiful wall stickers! Keep up the good work!

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