How to use colours in the interior: 4 must-know rules



Colour isn't just something you should think about when looking at your outfits. Choosing a colour palette for the interior of a room is always a difficult process.

Today my colleagues at The Italian Fashion Schoo, Milan, who are interior designers, offer you 4 important rules that you can follow when choosing a colour scheme for your home.

1. The 60-30-10 rule


This rule must be taken into account in order to make the colour palette balanced. This rule implies the use of 3 colours in the interior of the room.

First you need to choose the dominant colour, which will take up most of the room (about 60%). This is usually a neutral or muted shade that won’t overload the room.

Next, you need to choose the second shade. It is a bit bolder and will take up about 30% of the space.

And finally, the accent colour is the boldest shade that will cover the remaining 10% of the room.





1. The 60-30-10 rule

This rule must be taken into account in order to make the color palette balanced. This rule implies the use of 3 colours in the interior of the room. First you need to choose the dominant colour, which will take up most of the room (about 60%). This is usually a neutral or muted shade that won’t overload the room. Next, you need to choose the second shade. It is a bit bolder and will take up about 30% of the space. And finally, the accent colour is the boldest shade that will cover the remaining 10% of the room.



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2. Warm and cool colors

Warm colours tend to create an upbeat and welcoming atmosphere in a room, and are best suited for decorating a dining room or kitchen. Cool colours are more muted. They work best in bedrooms and office spaces where calming energy is appreciated.


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3. Complementary colour scheme

This colour scheme includes only two shades. As a rule, these shades are located opposite each other on the colour wheel, which means that you get such contrasting combinations as blue and orange or yellow and purple. Such combinations certainly bring a lot of energy to the space, but they are best used in small doses. Balance this contrast with an abundance of neutral colours to provide some rest for the eyes.




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4. Analogous colour palette


Matching analog colours is very easy. To do this, you need to select a center colour and then use the colours on either side of it. Here, two colours will be primary, and the third will be their mixture. For example, red, purple and blue.

If you’re not a big fan of bright hues, you can also create an analogous colour scheme using neutral shades.




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