To me, color is really a subjective topic. It is so personal. You like this color and I prefer this one. The sensation or feeling marked by a color will be different from a person to another, from a culture to another. For some people, a color means happiness, when for others it is about sophistication.
Color and Associated Words
Here is what you need to know about color meaning:
Love, passion, anger and hate
Love, tenderness and femininity
Energy, vitality, confidence, laughter and celebration
Happiness, hope, birth and deception
Birth, abundance, nature and health
Calm, efficiency, confidence, peace and harmony
Creativity, health and compassion
Mystery, elegance and powerful
Sadness and modernity
Morality, cleanliness and purity
Nature and reliability
Conservatism and sophistication
Calm and elegance
Now, these meanings should give you some direction for your home. Choose white, beige or grey to paint the walls of your living room and a patterned wallpaper for your bedroom for instance. Another idea to decorate a room would be to paint three walls using the same Pantone, and one wall using wallpaper with patterns.
Be careful with color associations
Be careful and make sure you create nice associations of colors. Do not try using too many colors at once, simply choose two. If you would like a third color, make sure it is the same tones, but with a different intensity. Too many colors and you might get bored easily.
Use your creative flair in spaces such as the entrance, a corridor, the bathroom, etc. Do not be shy and play with bright or dark colors, patterns and flowers. One of my friends covered the walls of her entrance with Galuchat vinyl wallpaper and I must admit it looks not only unique, but the rendering is also really great!
- Written by helene of stylodeco.com