Article on home interiors published in Women’s Web

Incorporating Colour Trends In Home Interiors

POSTED: APRIL 8, 2020

Incorporating colour trends in home interiors


Making our own palette

Choosing the right combination for your homes, more specifically rooms, is presented here in a simple way. If you want to play an interior designer yourself, here are some tricks of the trade:

Back to school: Pick up magazines like those on lifestyle and interiors to understand the popular trends of the season.

Browse stores and malls for room ensembles put up on display and get some interesting ideas.

Notice details used in showrooms, restaurants and office areas and adapt it in your residential space. For example, the plain floor in the lounge picture below works very well with the textured wallpaper.


Study catalogues and product brochures as often complete rooms are assembled or simulated by manufacturers to help you visualise the final effect.

The brochure of the living room featured below gives you an idea about how neutral beige bricked wall art combines with greys.


Many manufacturers websites, allow you to choose and apply colour/finishes on a room template. These are some of the basic things that you can experiment with. Make yourself aware of the options and then slowly tutor yourself to combine them yourself to create unique, cost-effective and durable solutions.

Seasonally, we have changes in room decor and colours, but there are other global trends based on socio-economic progress as well.

For example Orange Peel is the brighter orange of the summer 2020 colors, so it has a lot of yellow tones in it, and it seems like the perfect shade for fun daytime separates and summer walls.

                    

Citrus with its yellows, orange, lime, juicy colours and energising motifs give you maximum margin to use highlights as base colours. The bright solid shades can be used for walls, curtains and flooring as well. The contemporary colours can be prominent for a bold statement. When choosing highlights, you can go for something that blends in, else you can go for an out-and-out contrast.

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Wall Art As Decor

Paintings to enhance your walls

Displaying wall art is a great way to have your home reflect your personality and taste. Mounting an old masterpiece or cutting-edge sculpture in your living room or dining room lets you show off your artistic prowess to friends and visitors.

Why decorate our walls

It Creates A Focal Point

One of the basic principles of interior design is that every room needs a focal point, or a single design element that will instantly draw the eye into the space and give the viewer a sense of what to expect. It goes without saying that a great piece of wall art could easily fulfill this position. A creative gallery wall could easily spice up a more traditional dining area or a few hanging tapestries could as a cozy feel to a seating area.

When choosing a piece of wall art to be a focal point for your space, the most important consideration is size. An artwork that is too small will get dwarfed by the surrounding furniture and a piece that is too big will look as though it is spilling over.

It Brings A Sense Of Texture

Remember that not all wall art is created equal. While some pieces may be two-dimensional paintings or something similar, you should try to find art in a variety of different mediums to help bring a varying sense of texture into the space.

If your style is more avant garde, you could also consider doing a small mixed media installation that includes screens and digital art.

These extra bits of texture help add much needed visual weight to your interiors, which which help determine the tone of the room or how it feels.

It Makes The Room Appear Finished

Wall art is that finishing element that can help pull a space together and make it feel complete. It is that little extra touch that can take your space from simply looking functional to appearing as if it should grace the pages of an interior design magazine.

After that, it’s all about choosing decor that you love and will be happy seeing hang on your wall for many years to come.

Here are some simple tips for buying art paintings which might help you to create harmonious and beautiful environment:

Colours

One of the common interior design tricks is repetition of colour. If you have a painting with lots of green, introducing the same colour somewhere else in the room will create a feeling of continuity and flow. This can be done through accessories – decorative cushions, rugs, vases and vessels.

Motion or stillness

All paintings can be conventionally divided into two categories: depicting still life and depicting movement. If you want to create a serene and relaxing environment, choose the first one: landscapes, nature morte, portraits. Otherwise, for bringing energy and liveliness to the space find paintings with motion. This doesn’t necessarily have to be pictures of running horses, it can also be abstract paintings with curvilinear forms or lines in different directions which are subconsciously associated with movement.

Style and theme

Another important thing to pay attention to while choosing art is the style you have or want to create in the room. Thus, for traditional homes, designers usually choose portraits, landscapes, black and white photography. Abstract art and surrealism look great in contemporary spaces. In eclectic interiors you can actually mix different styles together, however, you need to have enough experience and skills to beautifully match them.

Wall art doesn’t have to be the last piece of the puzzle when you’re decorating a new space. In fact, it shouldn’t be. In our minds, wall art is most important when it comes to interior design. This is because when it’s used properly, your wall hangings can provide an excellent framework around which you should be able to plan the rest of the room.