Since the breaking dawn of the human era, we perceive the world in our lively optical eyes. Apart from most of the color-blinded animal species, we have gifted the ability to distinguish one color from the other. This unique talent provides us a much giver chance of surviving in the wild natural habitat.
Until modern times, we have not only inherited that distinctive trait from our ancestors but also evolved to perceive the artistic value. From the color, we can paint our lovable modern habitat.
Colors, a long story short
The relationship color and interior design
If you remember the controversial black-blue, white-gold dress, you might understand how differences in the way we perceive the color. The degree of brightness and exposure of lighting can influence color in the living room interior design. Therefore, considering the colors set for the living room is an essential task because it is the most commonplace in the house for the whole family to spend time and welcoming guests.
Color is an essential part of any room design. The color scheme can decide and direct our mood to be more relaxed, comfortable, or energetic, and focus. Thus, depending on the function of the room, one color can be better than the others.
Thus each color associated with the different emotions and characters of each person.
The Color Anatomy
Red is the color of power, passion, and strength. It can create an intense sense of the living room design. The living room is the most commonplace in the house for family, friends, and guests to gather. Therefore, it is better to mix red with monochromatic colors like white, black, and gray to avoid being chaotic.
Mahogany, Rosewood, and Maroon are compatible red tones with the matured, romantic room, while Scarlet, Amaranth, and Crimson are younger and more dynamic.
Blue, on the other hand, is the opposite color to red in terms of emotion. Even though blue is the intellectual color that provides a sense of calmness, safe and elegant.; it is quite tricky to decor an impressive living room. Baby Blue and Cyan are the popular ones for the Coastal and Electic style while Navy, Sapphire, and Persian usually seen in Traditional design.
Encourage positive and optimistic vibe, yellow stand for the dynamic, energic spirit for the modern living room. According to Color Psychology, it is the “happy color” that offers enlightenment for creativity and imagination. Similar to blue, we need to be careful when setting up the living room in yellow. Because it is one of the primary hues, mixing the living room with small yellow furniture is better than layout whole background with bright-tone Lemon or Pineapple Yellow saturation.
We usually see green as a color used in hospital architects and medical brands. It is the secondary color combination between yellow and blue. Thus, decoration with green offers a sense of balance, harmony, and nature. Green is the safe bet when applying it on the living room background wall because of its versatility when pairing with other colored schemes. A green-pink room is stylish and unique, while leather and dark wood color are adding a luxurious sense for the home space.
The Holywood Regency modern living room style is the one that highly admires the artistic in the combination of green and purple. The best feature of purple is from the mix between the passion vibe in red and the trustworthy in blue. Combine these two features, the purple scheme does bring not only the loyalty mood but also implies deep, spiritual, and mysterious feelings.
Orange presents the characteristic of fun and dynamic, similar to yellow. Since this is a high saturation tone, the other interior in the orange set should be monochromatic such as cream, gray, or black. Green is also a great mix because it is the opposite color in the color wheel, create a high contrasted flow suitable for the junior home.
Life is not completed without color
In the modern interior design, each color stand-alone conveys the different meanings and feelings for the who set. Even with the singular monochrome scheme, combining color requires the elegant in designer view to conducting a cohesive living room for not only attractive looking but also pleasant for living.
A unique living room design project was created by the Henzel Studio that met the aesthetic elements and the uniqueness. Most of the designs in this project illustrated with a monochromatic color scheme that admires simplicity in the minimal spectrum. However, because of the minimalism oriented, a few unique colors suffice to seduce the interior lovers.
Snow Winter in Alaska
Coated with layers of snow in the Winter, Alaska landscape in this season look fabulous and majestic. Resemble the same set; this living room decor is the balance between the high saturated color such as Dijon Yellow, Aegean Blue with the monochrome hue of Ivory Cream, and Neutral Gray.
Excellent interior design is similar to a spectacular landscape. It brings the wild open mood to space, reflects the beauty in the balance of the color set. For example, the touch creamy-white on the main couch and cushion feels like snowfall on the vast gray mountain. At the far corner of the scene, an open blue lake is streaming under the foggy sky.
Night at the Bate Motel
This monochrome color palette offers a rich and in-depth sense of a unique living room. If you have watched the 54s “Psycho” Movie, you might find a related feeling. A large hanger pendant in the middle of the room provides a source of night light closely resemble a hanging moon. The decorations are photogenic, exotic, and magnetic to draw the viewer’s attention.
A Glamorous Outbreak
Carry the 80s Hollywood Celebrities Culture; this color set brings a cocktail mixture between the harmonious Seaweed Green with the dynamic multicolor on Madonna Carpet. The primary color mix on the center carpet creates a centerpiece for the glamorous design. This combination offers a balance in color in a lavish setting.
Secretly, the color palette hints the mysterious lifestyle of an old-days celebrity, mixing between bright and dark features.
Cinamon-Cream Cake Blender
A brown cinnamon color mixed with white creamy tone. This set combines elegantly between the feminist with the traditional color palette. The contrast between dark and white tones provides a deep sensation feeling in this decor. The unique coffee table and the special yellow couch create an interesting mix.
The Rise of Modern Romanian
A stylish and rebellious combination between the simple dark on the wide-open space of the wall and floor. While most of the space is monochromatic, furniture for this living room add more dynamic characteristic for the overall decor. Black stands for the meaning of confident, lavish and mystery in contrast with most of the colorful furniture.
A Royal Green Field
This color palette is uncommon in the Scandinavian style due to the overall green color. This dark green shade is rather matched with the rest of the color and offered a pleasant farmer feeling. Combining with the cowhide texture of the carpet and golden wall canvas, the color tone in this living room expands the visual look for the space.