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Use of Colour in interior decoration

The Colour arrangement of the interior of an entire home is sometimes planned as

a complete unit. Through courageous use of colour a person develops colour
sensitivity. A small house seems to be more spacious if the same background
colour is used in all the rooms. Where the idea of continuous space is stressed, the
walls and ceilings in the house often has same colour and all the carpets or mats
are of different colour. When a unified multiple colour scheme for a complete
interior is made, the living room is planned first.

Factors in colour schemes for rooms

1. The room-size, shape, exposure.

2. The mood.
3. The style
4. The current fashion
5. Personal preference
6. Furnishings on hand.
7. Use of room.
1. Room An analysis of a room is the first factor in making a colour scheme for it.
Every room has its own peculiarities which affect the solution of its colour
problem. A room that is too small gains spaciousness if the same cool, light
colour is used on all background parts and even on the furniture itself. On the
other hand, warm red and purple seem to reduce the size of a room. A long,
narrow room can be made to appear in better proportion if only the end walls
are decorate with warm and advancing colours (bright colours). A square room
seems clongated if two opposite walls are painted a dark colour and other two
Cold north rooms are imporved by introduction of red and yellow. South rooms
need cool colours. Room with too much light need dark subduced colour.
2. Mood. The mood of a room can be expressed in its colours. A dignified room
may be done in grey blues, rose and greys, a delicate feminine room in light
dusty pink, pale and white a masculine in grey-brown, navy blue and a gay
room in white, blue and lemon.
3. Style. The style of a room limits the choice of colour therein. Each period of
decoration has its own colour character. Empire colours are bright and
powerful; peasant colours are clear and gay. Modern colours are neutral with
brilliant accents.
4. Fashion. Colour schemes for homes are definitely affected by fashion. Certain
cycles or definite trends in taste produce colour schemes which are used in all
fields of arts for a limited period of time. The current fashion in colour
influences the decoration of any rooms. Every home-maker should keep up with
colour fashions by reading magazines and visiting shops.
5. Personality. Personal preference rightly influences a woman to use her
favourite colours, particularly in her own room. It is said that children prefer
light colours, youth prefers vivid colours and other prefer soft medium colours.
6. Possessions. One’s possessions limit the choice of colours. A house