The Colors in the Decoration (1)

One of the ways to analyze the use of colors in an environment is by observing the Color Scheme used, that is, the characteristic of the set of colors used.

As color is an item of great weight and importance in decoration, we can consider each of the colors used as an element, plus a point of interest. Thus, restricting the amount of different colors in an environment (even more so when it is small) is a good measure to avoid “over-information,” a sense of “mess and visual discomfort.

Schemes can be harmonic or contrasting. The latter always draws attention to the colors of the environment. They become a focus of attention. In the harmonic scheme the colors are more secondary actors, allowing other elements to be the focus of attention of the environment. I’ll talk about the Harmonic schemes in this post.

We can have schematic environments:

– Achromatic: Which uses white, black and/or shades of gray. In this scheme is important the use of textures and patterns, to give more interest to the set. See in the examples below the use of drawings (baby room), blinds (bathroom) and various textures (in the room).

– Neutral: Which uses sand, raw, cream, beige. It creates a cozy atmosphere and you should also use textures and patterns to enrich. See in the examples below the use of different textures and colored items that become the focal point of the environment.

– Monochrome: When only one color is used, plus white, black or gray. If we use this single color in different intensities (light blue, medium, dark, for example), we have the tone on tone. It is a harmonious scheme that can be cozy or even dramatic, depending on the choice and intensity of the colors used.

– Harmonic Colors: When colors are used side by side in the chromatic circle. I’ll talk about them later, because before I will explain what is this color circle: visit and check out the post Colors in the decoration (2).