About Casa Forma
Design Portfolio
About CF London
Awards
Design Services
About The Founder
Recruitment
Blog
Contact us
Mobile menu image
HOME : DESIGN : ART : ARCHITECTURE

Casa Forma Welcomes You To The Ultimate Luxury Interior Design Blog


SEARCH      loader image    spacer


HOW TO CHOOSE A GREAT COLOUR SCHEME FOR A ROOM

July 4th, 2016

Choosing a colour scheme for a room (or a whole house) is essential to creating an inspiring, and inspired, interior design. It is one of the fundamental things that needs to be just right if a room and a home is to come together. Here we’re going to share some of our favourite tips on creating a colour scheme that will work for you.


The Old Problem

One of the most common problems with interior design is whether to try and unify a design across a house, or apartment, or whether to treat each room individually and create a unique identity for it. Typically, for example, most of us treat bathrooms differently to bedrooms and bedrooms differently from kitchens.

A lot of this comes down to personal taste. But also the style of building you have to work with makes a huge difference.

Flats and Apartments

As there is limited space in most flats or apartments we find that creating a unified feel across all areas makes for a much better living space – everything fits together which creates a feeling of space.

Old Houses

Old houses tend to benefit from a greater degree of similar interior design as you tend to have old features to work with – meaning antiques and dark or light woods work particularly well as a basis for colour.

New Houses

New houses offer more flexibility with a typically blank canvas to work from. This lets you pick any colour scheme for each room that you choose without compromising a houses feel.

Dark Or Light

The choice between dark and light colour schemes isn’t too important and most of the best interior designs blend dark and light to create a colour scheme. For example black marble works sumptuously with plain white paints or with golds and silvers. Conversely light pine can work perfectly with light blues, whites or dark purples and rich reds. One of the best options is to use a colour grouping.

Colour Palettes

Rather than looking at individual colours it is often better to look at colour palettes or schemes. These are pre-arranged selections of colours that usually move from a dark colour to a light colour. These are designed to make it easier to create a unified style for any room. Work from one of these, widely available online or from an interior designer, and you will be able to choose a range of colours that complement each other.

Furnishing and Fixtures

It is easy to look at a blank room and think “this shade of burgundy will look beautiful in this room” but often it is better to think of the furniture you have or want to include in the room. For example, If you have dark leather sofas these won’t be complemented by bright blue walls. It is better to look at what goes into the room – particularly large pieces of furniture – and then work towards your colour scheme.

Author: Carolina Sandri

Casa Forma Luxury Interior Design Cream Colour Dining Chairs
Pinterest image like button image   Facebook image like button image   Twitter image like button image  
MORE DESIGN
dark blue cushions on sofa & armchair in living room
blog thumb overlay image 1
3 WAYS TO USE THE 2020 PANTONE COLOUR OF THE YEAR IN YOUR HOME

Design
Casa Forma blog thumb image 2
blog thumb overlay image 2
10 STEPS TO TIMELESS INTERIOR DESIGN

Design
casa forma blue and white entrance
blog thumb overlay image 3
USING INTERIOR DESIGN FOR HEALTHY LIVING

Design
scandinavian kitchen designed by agentur loop
blog thumb overlay image 4
HOW TO ADAPT YOUR DESIGNS FOR DIFFERENT CULTURES

Design
Casa Forma blog thumb image 5
blog thumb overlay image 5
CHANGE YOUR SPACES USING FLOWER POWER

Design
Casa Forma blog thumb image 6
blog thumb overlay image 6
2019 DESIGN TRENDS: 4 TIPS FOR CHOOSING DOOR HANDLES AND KNOBS

Design
Casa Forma blog thumb image 7
blog thumb overlay image 7
FAIZA’S FAVOURITE 5 RESTAURANTS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY (WITH GORGEOUS INTERIOR DESIGN)

Design
Casa Forma blog thumb image 8
blog thumb overlay image 8
HOW DIFFERENT COLOUR PALETTES CAN COMPLETELY CHANGE YOUR ROOM

Design