There are 3 easy rules for choosing the colors of your home when you are confused about which colors to choose for your interiors, for each room of your house.
We always ask ourselves this question once we start thinking about changing the colors of our homes.
Our friends Aly and Salma had the same issue when they were furnishing their new home.
Their first challenge was solved in the last article, in which was talked about the design style of their home and presented the famous design styles in Egypt.
Here’s a link to the article: https://www.themoodboards.com/blog/the-famous-design-styles-in-egypt
In this article, we will discuss the science of colors.
You will find yourself very quickly falling in love with it.
We can start by the “color wheel”, which was developed by the designer "Johannes Itten" who relied on the basic colors: red, yellow, and blue.
And from the color wheel, he invented the color mix, from which he extracted 12 colors.
From this mix, there’s another division: warm colors (red and orange), cold colors (blue and green), and neutral colors (white, black, grey, and beige).
This is the main color theory used in design, and there are other theories used in fashion, graphics, textiles, and all other types of design.
To sum up these theories, we need to know only 3 main rules to help Aly and Salma solve the color challenge of their home.
Rule 1: Rule 10 - 30 - 60
This is the rule of color distribution in a space.
60% of the dominant color,
30% of the secondary color,
and 10% of the accent color.
Rule 2: Style Colors
We learned the design styles in the last article:
the classic, the modern, and the contemporary.
Each style has its own predominant colors—like gold, light beige, and sometimes light blue in the classic style. (See the pictures below for more clarification).
Rule 3: Color Trends
Every year, the color academies announce the color trends of the year.
Pantone is one of the most famous organizations specialized in colors that makes the standardization of colors and provides a universal language for manufacturers and designers.
It gives each color a code to help in manufacturing (like with paintings).
You can learn more about these trends on the internet;
it will help you choose the color scheme of your house.
“So, will we use all these rules at the same time?” asks Salma.
“No, we will use rule 1, and one of the other rules, 2 or 3,” answers Aly. “Which means that we will choose rules 1 & 2 or rules 1 & 3.”