Apart from the shell of concrete, stone and steel that is your, it is a reflection of your identity. The patterns, textures and designs create a resonance with who you are and what you aspire to be. Which is why the rich and fabulous go to heightened extents of elaborate undertakings with designers to create interiors that they would feel proud to bring friends home to. So today we are going to take a look into one of the defining aspects of your interiors – the colour palette.
Colour is more than the stereotypical blue for boys and pink for girls, it sets a tone and tenor for each aspect of your home. Dark shades can be inspiring or contemplative while lighter blends invoke a sense of calm and space. But how do you go about choosing your colors, well for starters forget color, think about what you want the room to reflect. Is it a study where you will spend a lot of time? Or perhaps a lounge room where you would entertain guests? Once you have the purpose of the room in the place, let’s dig deeper. If it’s a study, do you want inspiring colours or less distracting ones? Sure most study rooms, have mahogany, teak or some wooden and blends of green and brown, maybe with a splash of dull red but you don’t have to follow that norm. As a creative myself, it’d love to have some bold red, maybe even ultra-violet mixed with white. Try and check out different shades and colours to expand your understanding of how colours compliment or highlight one another.
Take inspiration from designers like Phillipe Starck, who created a fabulous palette for yoopune in our recent addition to luxury residential properties by Panchshil. You’ll notice that several of the palettes reflect a certain style as well as persona and that’s another unique aspect about colour. It can have immense psychological impact on our perspectives, which you’ll want to leverage in your interior design. Are you a jovial person who has a light hearted spirit or would you rather imbue a dominating and bold appearance? Be sure to have discussion on these lines with your interior designers to give them an idea of what you are likely to appreciate.
Oftentimes the most we tell our interior designers and decorators are which colours we dislike and prefer but you might actually be limiting yourself from finding something that you would truly enjoy. Feel free to mention the colours you aren’t fond of but don’t use that as an excuse to reject every shade of yellow or purple.