When we have an interior design project in hand, there are many factors that come into play to obtain a satisfactory final result. And one of them is the choice of the color palette. Because within the ABC of interior design , visual uniformity that includes aesthetics, order, colors, proportion… is key to achieving the well-being that we all seek when we are at home.
And in this post we are going to focus on the chromatic issue because the power that colors have is absolute (depending on which ones you choose and how you combine them, it will influence the result) and infinite (because each person represents something different, special, you know, ‘for tastes, the colors’).
Visual balance generates well-being
In every interior design project, a uniform decoration is sought to generate harmony and this, applied to each of the rooms and, in turn, in their relationship between them (especially if they are open spaces, like our usual open kitchens), is which leads to the necessary balance to say that a good job has been done
Because said balance, as we said, is transformed into those good sensations that you notice when you walk through the door of the house, in this case we are already speaking as a client or user of the home.
color palette is very defined
The theme of a project’s color palette can be set in a number of ways. At Tinda’s Project, for example, we have a very defined one and it is the one we apply in all our work and, therefore, the one with which we are identified. This means that the client who contacts By the way, and based on the images that you see of our projects, you can already determine what our color palette is: neutral, natural and light colours, with a certain predominance of the tone that we call ‘mouse grey’, a range that brings elegance , serenity, timelessness and harmony. And we also sometimes like to include some touches to decorate with black, since they give it that point of sophistication and distinction that the project or room sometimes asks for, but always integrated into that harmony of a neutral background.
Well-integrated touches of color
Sometimes, why not, and if the client requests it, we incorporate certain different colors, which can be more or less striking, in which case we always seek to integrate them into the set so that they do not look out of place. And that is where the importance of chromatic uniformity comes into play.
It is not always a question of playing with the same tones to ensure the result, but of introducing different ones and that visual harmony is also guaranteed. In these cases, it is sought that this different color is implemented in different elements of the same space, acting as a common thread on a neutral base that enhances it.
Color can be everywhere and in the details
It must not be forgotten that chromatic uniformity has the advantage of being able to be achieved from different perspectives, that is, colors are presented in the most diverse supports. It is not necessary to think only of the walls or the floor, which play an advantage because they represent the general envelope, but also of upholstery, furniture, accessories, lamps, plants, etc.
Neutral base to guarantee a good chromatic uniformity
In design spaces, we talk about the 60-30-10 rule to achieve said chromatic uniformity. The first 60% corresponds to the main color, the one that should predominate in the space (good advice would be a neutral base); then 30% and 10% would come, respectively, of other colors that we want to introduce, always ensuring that they meet a certain harmony between them.
If you like a neutral interior design for everything, make the variety come through the textures, for example, keeping the line of colors, but with that detail that to the eyes and to the touch will bring dynamism to the environment and thus you will not see it so ‘bland’. The other option is to introduce different colors that help to break said monotony, in pieces such as accessories that can be changed regularly, or on walls looking for a certain visual effect, or in specific environments, such as children’s bedrooms.