Basic knowledge about the color palettes and wall colors that everyone should have

Basic knowledge about the color palettes and wall colors that everyone should have

Most of us are not interior designers by profession and that's a good thing. In all cases, setting up your own home is a very responsible task. You should take them seriously to feel good in your own home after that.

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On the light blue background, all other colors come into their own.

But how do you create a successful interior design? On the one hand you need an overview of the current trends. This allows you to avoid gross errors, such as the unsuccessful selection of colors. This could happen especially if you lack the basic knowledge about it.
In this article, you will learn all you need to know about the color palettes and the methods by which to choose a suitable wall color.

Why and how do we use the color palette?

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Gray is an often preferred wall color

The color palette sounds very theoretical. That's why we rarely deal with it. The time for the argument is worthwhile, because it saves mistakes and effort.
Thanks to the color palette, you can try different combinations. The digital variants also give you the opportunity to experiment with many different mixtures.
But before you do that, learn more about the base and complementary colors. This knowledge is important for the tasteful selection of the right shades for your home.

The basic colors

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Yellow is one of the primary colors next to red and blue.

Each color palette has at least 12 basic colors. They are divided into three groups: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary. The first category includes red, blue and yellow. The secondary ones include orange, purple and green. They are created by mixtures of primary colors. The tertiary arise from the pairing of primary and secondary.

Change of colors with neutrals

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Turquoise mixed with white gives a very delicate nuance

Once you've decided on a base color, you can create many different similar variations. Thanks to the neutrals you can brighten or darken them.
Brightening is done by adding white, darkening with black. It is also common to add gray. In this case, you will achieve a less intense darkening than with black.
Many experts recommend the following exercise: Add a base color to white, black, or gray until you get a sense of how your character can change.


Red and orange radiate warmth and good mood

What should we understand by "warm" and "cold" colors?

How can colors actually have a heat radiation? These are associations that are made with them. Red, orange and yellow are often considered warm colors. These shades make the mood in the room livelier. Blue, green and purple are the so-called cool nuances. They are associated with the winter make for a very relaxed mood.


Set orange accents in the kitchen

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A nursery to fall in love with

The complementary color palette
The complementary color palette is the simplest of them all. But how is this actually to be understood? For the complementary color palette, choose wall colors that are positioned against each other on the palette. In practice, it is about combining red and green, blue and orange or yellow and purple. These are the so-called complementary colors.
By using these form very strong contrasts and for more balance you always need neutrals. So the eye can rest and they do not feel tense.

Slightly different complementary color palette
Are you afraid of strong contrasts? Here is a way out of this situation: Instead of a complementary color, select those that are directly to the side of it. This looks much more balanced and gentle.
This variant is most recommended when the base color is too strong.

Analogue color palette
Choose the same color palette for your wall colors, if you prefer the soft transitions at home. In this case, typically two primary colors are used and the third should be a mixture of the two.
The key to successful use is choosing the right proportion. In most cases you choose the ratio 6-3-1.
With the analogue color palette, you can also use only neutral colors. Choose black, white, blue and gray in brighter variants.
Picture 8: Neutral colors predominate in this bath


Neutral colors prevail in this bath

Color palette with three colors

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Colorful, cheerful nursery designed in three colors

Choose three colors that are the same distance from each other on the color palette. It's best to be primary. Matching are red, blue and yellow. They make a great combination with only secondary colors.
This type of wall design has a very strong effect: it is bold and meaningful, but for some people it may seem too strenuous.

Design in four and several different wall colors


If you like it bright ....

You can also use four or more wall colors and make the apartment in them. The more, the bolder and more eye-catching the interior. It's up to you how far you want to go. But to make it look good from a designer's point of view, these colors should be evenly distributed on the color palette.
We wish you a good success in the color design of your apartment!


A little colorful, but stylishly furnished living room

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