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Choosing
the Right Tone

 

 

Every colour has a vast palette of tones. Depending on the tone, the new colour can either renew the interior or make it melancholy and gloomy. How do you choose the proper tone? Consult the advice of professional designers below.

The Purple Colour

1 Give preference to purple shades that have more blue than pink.

2 A rich purple tone is best used as an accent; otherwise, it can apply “pressure” and make the interior seem visually smaller.

3 As a general rule, the colour on the walls looks darker than the colour did as a sample. Keep this in mind when selecting the ideal tone in the store. Lavender is effectively used as a base – to be used as an accent, it has to be in combination only with white.

The Beige Colour

1 A beige tone can have a green, gold or brown base. When choosing the right option, compare them amongst each other but also with white – this way, you will never go wrong in your decision.

2 With the beige tone, it is easy to cross the line and create a boring interior. You can avoid this effect by using various textures and designs; a coffee table covered in leather, a bright coral armchair, or a large rug. All of these elements will make the interior rich and complete.

3 When you are looking at samples of beige tones, choose the colour that is one shade paler than the one you want as colours tend to turn out darker once on the walls.

4 Bring a new meaning to beige. It has a diapason from grey and green to latte.

5 Ecru is a richer tone than ivory or beige; hence, if you do not want to use bright accents, then you can combine ecru with beige to create an elegant colour gamma.

The Yellow Colour

1 If you like yellow but you do not want to make the interior excessively bright, mix your favourite tone of yellow half on half with white and apply to the walls. This base colour will be your favourite while its richness will not be overdone.

2 Yellow is a great option for accents – this can be a favourite rug, vase or lampshade. Combine the colour of the wall (part of walls or only the front walls) with bright accents and the yellow interior will play with new colours.

3 Yellow walls work best in an interior that uses a lot of natural light. Dark rooms can be decorated with yellow slightly mixed with dark or grey tones.

The Orange and Red Colours

1 If you are thinking to paint the interior in red, consider rather using peach or the tone of cantaloupe. Such tones are rich but not dominant.

2 Aim for tones that are hard to distinguish as a single colour – peachy-pink or orange-coral. These hybrid colours are especially interesting due to their rich and soft qualities.

3 Combine terracotta colours with equally rich tones to make the interior even more intense: luscious gold, purple-blue, olive, or bright peach.

4 Use a rich tone such as hazel or rust to create a dramatic effect.