Riveting color palette

The ultimate guide to embrace colour in your interior

The human experience starts with perception, it starts with receiving things and giving them meaning. We do not only observe and collect , we translate everything collected to feelings , thoughts and actions.Our surroundings affect our wellbeing, whilst it can lift up our mood and give us energy, it can also drain us and affect our sanity. Eventually, what we receive as visual signals matters a lot . 

Visual culture is an important part of every individual's life especially in interior design. Colour is arguably one of the first things we notice, it's pretty permanent as a crucial part of any design combination. It makes a big difference in design to choose a colour or another or to not choose colour at all (as in transparency) . 

We understand colour best by contrast , the more intense the contrast, the more pronounced the difference between light and dark and the more defined the space feels . If texture touches the skin , colour touches the eye .Not only does it create layers and nuance but the absence of colour can kill the essence of space and eliminates any good ambiance or balance . As Marc Chagall once said : "Colour is the spice of life, and it is always around us, making life more exciting and enjoyable." 

There are multiple ways to include colour in interiors starting from big furniture pieces to smaller home decor. A lot of the time, we try to brighten up space but we end up adding colour in the wrong spots or incorporating flashy furnishings. Hence, it is more challenging to choose a colourful sofa or a big bold coffee table given that it will become the centrepiece and might overshadow other elements of the room. We suggest introducing colour in elements that are significantly smaller but have a big impact such as side tables & stylish seating . 

Colour defines the atmosphere and can even reflect an overall feeling of coldness or warmth , so if you’re looking to warm up your space choose olive green , deep purple or cherry red, but if you’re aiming to brighten up your space and make it fresh and light we recommend adding mint green , light pale pink or pastel yellow.There is no particular rule when adding colour, but it can look unsubtle if there is no intentional symmetry or asymmetry. Try to work in multiple units and add colour in corners , centres or even throw out the room in multiple spots without specific order but with the big picture in mind .

Every space requires different colour choices according to functionality and the desired setting. Colours like royal blue can be great for bedrooms & offices, whereas other ones like beige cream fit best in living rooms & communal spaces. Nevertheless, even though colour theory can be a very serious design component , many times it is a personal choice that reflects character and preferences regardless of context