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How To | April, 1 2013

Interior Coloring by Design

On our last post, we presented you with a variety of interior color schemes for you to get inspired. Now we will show you how to get that job done the right way.

Painting the entire interior of a house will transform it from ordinary to stimulating, giving it more property value. Doing it right though, requires serious planning. Color selection is an integral part of the design rather than something which is applied superficially after.

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The first thing we need is a vision of what we want to achieve. Set out your goals for the place. What is the desired emotional tone or ambiance of the space? Do you want to focus or divert attention? Do you want to make it seem larger or smaller? Do you want to break a space apart or bring it together with another?

In this example the unsaturated, light tones set a calm luxurious mood for this room.How to: interior coloring by design  Interior Coloring by Design 3


But here, the bright red contrasts with the white fluffy wall and make everything more energetic but cosy.How to: interior coloring by design  Interior Coloring by Design 2


Here, since the room has plenty of ceiling height, the structural details are brought closer with the orange color.How to: interior coloring by design  Interior Coloring by Design 4


On the other hand, this room is hardly tall enough for someone to walk in, so the ceiling is blurred in the environment and blended in with the walls as much as possible by keeping the same color.How to: interior coloring by design  Interior Coloring by Design 5


The whiteness of this living room progresses into the next floor and other divisions of the house, unifying the spaces in harmony and freestanding the furniture elements.How to: interior coloring by design  Interior Coloring by Design 6


Alternatively, color can divide space and emphasize different layers of a room to create more depth.How to: interior coloring by design  Interior Coloring by Design 7


Some extra tips:

If you have clients, talk to them and have them tell you what they want out of it. Then it’s about finding the right combination and use of colors.

Look around the interior, register your thoughts and ideas. Keep in mind where will people walk around, the architecture, where the light comes in, the furnishings etc…

Finally, take photos, then edit them to explore ideas, like colors schemes, murals and possible furnishings. They are a great way to present early ideas to the client.



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  • Great selection of inspiration sources, but are they blogs or interior design magazines?

  • Glass Balustrades Brisbane

    Like you mentioned, glass fencing is definitely more sophisticated looking and goes well with today’s modern trends. The glass also doesn’t obstruct light from coming into any area. It makes any room look more spacious with its translucent characteristics. Great article on embracing natural light in the home!

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    This post is just mesmerizing! OMG <3

  • Linda Marie Spencer

    This article is great, guy from Design Build Ideas! It will be super helpful for sure. Thanks!

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  • Angela Williams

    where can i find the canvas. I want it! The yellow with the blue backgroud!
    I guess I will have to have my best friend’s son who is an artist create it for me!

  • kishorn

    Thank you for a great post and i would add The Studio is among the top Interior Design companies in Bangalore.