Once upon another time, there was light. And color schemes in a variety of interior designs were never the same.

Color perception is above all, a phenomenon closely connected to luminosity. If we perceive a color as cold or warm, this is strongly related not only to the color itself, but to the type of light that falls onto the respective color and to the surrounding colors as well. Therefore, we will deem red, yellow and orange as warm colors, while blue, green and violet will be cold colors

Warm colors have a tendency of “diminishing” or “condensing” a room, while cold colors tend to “dilate” or “expand” the same space.

The space itself affects color perception. Its dimension is one of the key factors when choosing a wall color. It’s worth bearing in mind that you have the option of calling for our specialists’ advice regarding wall color right on premises, because the room’s height, the most visible wall, the furniture or the decorations as well as the number of doors and windows, may influence the way the dominant color in a room is perceived.

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Sunny colors, shady colors

You guessed it. Just the way light comes in different flavors, sunlight does not automatically mean your luminosity or shade. The ideal balance of light in interior design, if we may call it that way, a feeling our specialists discovered they can express it the best way they know – that is, by means of color, using natural sunlight as an ingenious instrument.

Natural sunlight does not only give us visual joy, it transforms us completely into more active, more dynamic people.

For this reason alone, architects favor buildings facing south, so that the entrance and the rooms where the family holds the majority of their activities gets the most sunlight for more hours.

Therefore, light lingers longer and even intensifies during mid-day. For these dynamic rooms, lavender tones will look fresh during the day and will start looking deeper and more dramatic in the evening when light intensity decreases.

But perhaps your favorite room is the bedroom, that you specifically wanted to be facing north, thanks to that mysterious shade northern light creates.
Interiors exposed to this type of light enjoy cold and indirect lighting which, in contrast which in contrast with the bluish nuance that accompanies this light, created a very intimate half-shade within the room.
To counterbalance the bluish tone and enhance the intimacy, our specialists recommend yellow or creme pastels, combined with pink or coral, in order to sharpen the existing sunlight.

An interesting case are interiors facing east, as this light is the most intense and it strengthens the perception of a certain color, so these interiors should get some of you special attention.
Exposure to eastern light will generate a yellow, very strong and very intense light, which will prove ideal for spaces where most of your activity takes place, such as kitchens, play rooms, or other spaces destined for the entire family.
Light nuances of pink, corals, yellow or white will make this type of sunlight stand out, whereas colder tones, such as greens or blues will tame it down.
Color intensity (or chromatic effect) refers to how joyful a color’s luminosity appears, or on the contrary, on the calm and introspection a certain color invites.
Intense colors used as accent walls, will give your room a more dynamic feel , while less intense colors give the same room a feeling of peace and quiet.
Last but not least, what about windows facing west?
Exposure to western light will generate light only in the second part of the day, towards the afternoon. In this case, lazy tones of greens and cremes, may give some positive energy to a room designed for some well-deserved R&R. Read more about color in interior design…