To me color wheel interior design is the art of using color to set the mood and style of your interior paint design. Whenever I have taken on the task of selecting bathroom paint or trying to select the perfect complementary color of fabric to go with our new interior paint color I find that it is useful to look at a color wheel chart. I want to share some of the things I keep in mind when picking out paint colors.
I usually start by asking what is the mood I want to create in the room? Then find out which colors will help achieve this mood and the setting you desire in your home. There are books and articles about what moods each color portrays to help. But bright colors are cheerfully and youthful and darker colors could be romantic, dramatic or even cold and depressing. So choose appropriately but ultimately consider how you have felt in rooms with the colors you like.
When looking for color inspiration consider the color wheel or just start looking through your favorite magazines or blogs to find colors that appeal to your eye. Save them in a folder or get paint samples from your local hardware store. Take pictures of packaging that you find attractive, ask your friends what colors they used if you enjoy the mood setting in their home.
When choosing interior paint colors don’t be tricked into picking the trendy colors. Start with colors you actually enjoy. Then you take those colors and work to make combinations and palettes that are pleasant and inspiring in your home.
Keep in mind if you don’t first succeed with your house paint colors, paint is inexpensive and can be changed in an afternoon. So don’t be too afraid to push your boundaries to find something that really creates the perfect mood in your home.
At the end of the day whether you are selecting bathroom paint or kitchen paint color using a color wheel interior design process to tie your paint with your fabrics you can set the perfect mood for a room that you enjoy spending time in.