A touch of yellow here, a little gray there, and maybe a pinch of blue from that side. Of course, choosing colors for room is an art, where everything must be in harmony and balance. This noble environment of the house, where we rest and receive loved ones, needs to be planned with care and attention to guarantee the maximum comfort, beauty and warmth that the environment needs.
And room colors are not limited to those that will be used to paint the walls. Furniture, rug, curtain and decorative objects are also included. So we decided to dedicate this post only to clarify doubts and give you many ideas and suggestions on how to choose and match the colors to the room. Want to see? Check below:
Tips and hints for choosing the right colors for the room
1. Room size
The size of the room greatly influences when deciding which colors to use, especially the smaller ones. The hint for small rooms is to opt for a palette of neutral tones at the base, leaving to insert stronger and more vibrant colors in the details.
2. Color Palette
Setting a room color palette is also important, mainly because it leaves you more secure. Choose a color to serve as a base and it will predominate in the environment. Then add tones that generate contrast and highlight by defining where in the decor they will be used.
When choosing the color palette for the room take into consideration the style that marks the environment, this is because modern-style decorations talk best with colors such as white, black, gray and blue, and a rustic decoration, for example, accepts tones more easily.
3. Most Common Combinations
The minimalist combination is one of the most classic and ideal for those who are afraid to risk. The basis of this style are the neutral colors, such as white, black, gray highlighted by one or another color more closed and not very vibrant.
Another way of combining colors is by opting for tone over tone. In this case, you choose a color and explore its most diverse shades, from the darkest to the brightest.
The combination by contrast is also an interesting and very successful feature. The complementary colors, as they are called, are those that are on the opposite side of each other in the chromatic circle. Usually this complementary color combination marks a bolder and more striking decoration.
Yellow and purple, orange and blue, green and red are some examples of complementary and contrasting combinations. However, beware of hype. The ideal is that one stands out while the other appears only in the details.
Room color trends in 2018
The trend-to-room colors in 2018, that is, those that dominate decoration magazines and the designs of architects and designers are the colors that create an atmosphere capable of provoking relaxation and that connect us back to nature.
Within this proposal are the golden yellow, the olive green, the apricot orange, the shades of brown and the earthy tones, especially the terracotta.
Using trend colors in room decor is a great way to make the environment win modernity, yet it is worth stressing that your personal taste should be above any trend.
Check out now a selection of images of rooms decorated with the darling colors of the moment:
Room Colors: Color Mix
Instead of one, several colors. Why not? But how to combine so many colors in just one room? Check out the images below and get inspired:
Picture 1 - Yellow and pink come first to the vision; Dark background helps create contrast.
Picture 2 - Room with combination of classic and elegant colors: the black and white stand out at the base, while the soft pink and the green take away the atmosphere of the monotony.
Picture 3 - Colors for room: white background of this room received a decoration with gradient of orange and rose.
Image 4 - Already in this other room, the proposal was to use the complementary blue and yellow in the most prominent part; the other colors have a smaller space in the frames at the bottom.
Picture 5 - Colors for room: shades of white, gray and woody predominate in this room, but the main highlight is the mix of colors on the carpet.
Picture 6 - White, black and yellow: remarkable combination and personality.
Picture 7 - Colorful unpretentious brand this living room with high ceilings and abundant lighting.
Picture 8 - Colors for room: the coolness of the concrete of this room of industrial style was broken by the complementary and welcoming shades of blue and pink.
Room Colors: Caramel
The caramel color is a nuance of brown and can pull both for a more sober and formal decor, as well as for a more modern and uncluttered proposal. Check out examples of how this color can be inserted into the room decor:
Picture 9 - The neutral and modern decoration of this room bet on a classic leather sofa in caramel color.
Picture 10 - The touch of color of this room industrial style It was on account of the caramel sofa.
Picture 11 - To not have error bet on the classics: black, white and a caramel more closed combined to the carpet of warm tones.
Picture 12 - A composition of details: notice the presence of the same colored sofa cushion.
Picture 13 - Already in this integrated environment, the caramel tone of the sofa repeats itself in the kitchen cabinets.
Picture 14 - Colors for living room: caramel tone of the armchair and brown finish in perfect harmony in this living room.
Picture 15 - Terracotta on the wall, caramel on the couch and bronze on the chandelier; already in the rest of the decoration, the light and neutral colors prevail.
Room Colors: Metallic Tones
If you like glitter and a little more glamor you will be enchanted by the proposal of metalized shades to room. Here are some examples:
Picture 16 - Colors for room: amid the black and white of the decoration, details in metallic gold attract attention.
Picture 17 - Chic, bold and glamorous: golden combined with the leopard print and shades of pink .
Image 18 - Already in this room, the metallic tones appear discreetly in the cachepôs and in the shapes mirrored in the wall.
Room Colors: Orange
The orange is dynamic, cheerful and alive. In the decoration, the color can be very well used in partnership with the blue complement. See tips and hints on how to use the orange in the room:
Image 19 - Orange gradient on the floor and, on the wall, the color creates a highlight point for the black door; note that blue appears in moderate doses.
Picture 20 - Colors for room: amid the shades of blue, the orange armchair shows why it came.
Picture 21 - The orange color in the office is great for creating enthusiasm and motivation; yet the color combined with gray brings sobriety to the environment.
Image 22 - Colors for living room: apparent concrete wall was "heated" by warm and vivid orange tone.
Picture 23 - Here and there: orange dots give life and mood to room of blue and white tones.
Picture 24 - Colors for room: for those who do not want something very daring can bet on a tone more closed orange, like that of the image.
Picture 25 - Room of decoration young and despojada counts with doses speckled of orange and blue.
Room Colors: Pink
The color pink, a combination of white and red, is associated with femininity, romanticism and delicacy. The color looks great when combined with the complementary, green. But if the intention is a Provencal style decoration invest in the mix between pink and blue, inspired by the palette of pastels. There is still the possibility of using color with white for a romantic decoration, but if the goal is to get a full personality combination, then bet on the pink and black pair.
Image 26 - The combination of pink and gray is modern yet delicate.
Picture 27 - Colors for room: a strong and bold proposal for the decoration of the room: pink carpet and black furniture.
Picture 28 - Pink pastel, black and white: combination creates a room with modern airs and a soft touch of color.
Picture 29 - Colors for room: now if the proposal is something more cozy, the combination between pink and woody tones is ideal.
Picture 30 - And what about painting the walls of pink?
Picture 31 - Colors for room: use the green of the plants to help make up the decoration, in which case it comes as a complement to the rose.
Picture 32 - The three colors of the sofa - black, white and pink - follow in all the rest of the environment.
Picture 33 - Colors for living room: olive green sofa and wall in shades of pink: perfect and harmonious contrast.
Room Colors: Purple
Purple is a color surrounded by symbolism and mysticism. Strong, striking and full of style, color should be used with care and caution not to overload the environment. For more sober combinations bet on white and purple or gray and purple. To face the union between black and purple, it is necessary to have a lot of personality.
Purple is the result of mixing between blue and red, so the complementary color of purple is green. Therefore, combinations between the pair are also welcome to mark a more daring environment.
Picture 34 - White and gray at the base of the decoration, the purple enters the sofa bringing personality to the room.
Picture 35 - Colors for room: purple rug mixed with white, top?
Picture 36 - Colors for room: for those who like the color, but do not want to dare too much opt for a more closed tone.
Picture 37 - Lilac enters the palette of the purples, but with a little more softness and delicacy.
Picture 38 - A room full of contrasts and style.
Picture 39 - Colors for room: it is possible to be sober and discreet even using purple.
Picture 40 - Colors for living room: woody tones in union with purple create a warm and cozy room.
Room Colors: Red
Red brings warmth, vitality and comfort. It is also the color of passion and sensuality. But use with caution, in excess the red can become tiring and prevent relaxation. The best combinations for red are earthy tones, green and blue - their complementary colors - and neutral tones such as white, gray and black. See the best ideas on how to use the red in the decoration of the room:
Image 41 - Room marked by different shades of red: on the ceiling, on the wall and on the floor.
Picture 42 - Modern room bet on the combination between closed blue and red.
Picture 43 - Colors for room: the highlights of this neutral base room were created with the color red.
Picture 44 - Red and velvet sofa: impossible to resist this room!
Image 45 - Colors for room: red is a color very attached to oriental cultures; in this room, for example, the color was used next to the Chinese lanterns.
Image 46 - If the environment gets too monotonous, remember the power of the red color.
Picture 47 - To have no mistake in the decor: go black and white at the base and use red in small objects.
Room Colors: Blue
Sea color blue. It is in this color that calmness and tranquility rest. Blue is one of the colors most used in modern decorations, because it brings color to the environment without interfering too much with the characteristic neutrality of the style.
Combine blue and yellow, your complementary color, to create more cheerful and relaxed decorations.
Picture 48 - Colors for room: blue and yellow in the details.
Picture 49 - Even all blue, the environment does not get overwhelmed, however it is important to take care so that the space does not appear to be too cold.
Picture 50 - Room colors: blue, gray and woody tones for a young and modern decor.
Picture 51 - Sobriety is also a mark of the color blue.
Image 52 - Geometrical figures painted in different shades of blue is an output to traditional painting.
Picture 53 - In this room, the sky blue has gained space between black and white.
Picture 54 - Colors for room: the illuminated signboard draws attention to the navy blue wall.
Picture 55 - Colors for room: a whole wall blue in the room is already able to change the face of the decoration.
Picture 56 - Blue sofa on the black and white chevron carpet: pure style and modernity for the room.
Picture 57 - Colors for room: the palette of blue tones is very rich, surely has a tone that pleases you.
Room Colors: Yellow
Yellow is a color that conveys joy and warmth, so its use is very suitable for living rooms. The combination of yellow and earthy tones evokes a welcoming atmosphere for the environment, and the mix of color with neutral tones such as white, black and gray are ideas for modern proposal environments. Now, if the idea is to create contrast, bring the blue to near the yellow.
Image 58 - Yellow details leave the room more modern, without losing class and sophistication.
Image 59 - Room Colors: For a strong and striking decoration, bet on the yellow and black duo.
Image 60 - Yellow armchair enhances the beauty of neutral rooms.
Image 61 - Colors for room: and when the combination comes in the same piece, the result is like that of the image.
Image 62 - Yellow and blue pits decorate the neutral style room.
Picture 63 - Colors for living room: bold and full of style.
Image 64 - Value the color by placing it inside shapes.
Image 65 - Room Colors: Closed yellow makes a perfect match with the woodsy furniture.
Picture 66 - For a warm and "warm" room bet on the earthy and yellow tones.
Image 67 - Natural elements such as wood become harmonious when combined with yellow.
Room Colors: Green
Hope and balance. Green is a "neutral" color within the chromatic scale and can be inserted into the decor in combination with red, its complementary color, and the neutral tones of white, gray and black. Here are some examples of how to use green in room decor:
Image 68 - Room Colors: Green, nature color, makes a perfect match with the woody tones.
Image 69 - Olive green, color trend 2018, was used in this room in composition with black and white.
Picture 70 - Colors for room: green of the plant enters the decor of the room and joins the other shades.
Image 71 - Room decoration in pastel shades of green and pink.
Picture 72 - Colors for room: olive green forming a contrast of weight with black.
Picture 73 - Colors for living room: blue-green sofa brings a new mood to the gray room.
Image 74 - Green and white: striking decoration and personality.
Picture 75 - Colors to room: choose a room piece to receive the tone of green.
Picture 76 - Moss green: sober, neutral and classic.
Picture 77 - Colors for room: on the border between blue and green.