There is enough research done on how colours influence our behaviour, mood and also affect our reactions. For example, ‘red’ colour at intersection makes you stop instantly!
Here I want to talk about “The Colours in Contemporay Interiors”. What really astonished me is, there seems to be a mutual consent all over this planet to use the colours BROWN, WHITE and BEIGE, for everything, I mean walls, flooring, ceiling and furniture too. Google for yourself, and you will find that the same three colours, BROWN, WHITE, and BEIGE, were used not only in living rooms, but also in kitchens, bed rooms and bathrooms as well. Some have used small patches of colours like green, red or orange, for cushions, a piece of furniture or an accessory. But they seem to get submerged in an ocean of BROWN, WHITE, and BEIGE.
What do these colours BROWN, WHITE, and BEIGE stand for?
BROWN: sheltering, warm, embracing, earthly, comfortable but also outdated, vintage and withering.
WHITE: neutral, clean, sober but also empty and sterile.
BEIGE: Conservative, flexible, neutral, calm, relaxing, offers some of the warmth of the color brown and coolness of white; beige is often seen as a dull and boring color.
(images from google)
I agree that too many colours can be quite disturbing. Just watch television for 10 minutes and you’ll see an overkill of screaming reds, blues, yellows and greens. But isn’t it strange that we have created the virtual world with too many colours and our actual world of interiors with too few of them?
It is always a good plan to find the “Middle Ground” and adapt colour schemes for rooms according to “what” they are used for, and equally important is “who” uses them. Take for instance, a bed room; it could be a retreat for peace, privacy, and intimacy. Depending on “who” uses it, the colours can be different. Try and apply colours in different ways, different combinations (just not plain monochrome); use glazing finishes with translucent colours which reflect natural and artificial light; or make of use of techniques like stucco antico, brush, paint roller or textured paint.
Be playful with colours. Remember there are so many beautiful colours, let them be part of your life and living space.
Remember all sensations have an impact on our body, mind and soul.
Head Desinger at “organic Arts+Architecture”