2013 Spring/Summer Interior Design:Color Blocking
Color blocking has come straight off the run way and into the Fashion world, and right into the world of Interiors! It allows for you, as the designer, to be creative, and have fun with colors, with out putting a giant dent in your budget!
According to, http://www.interiorholic.com“Color blocking is fun and sure way to refresh your home and bring more energy and color to it. So how does it work? Pretty much the same as with your wardrobe. You study the color wheel and pick the colors that go well together. They contrast in a nice jazzy way with each other without going gray or looking too garish.”
Above image from, http://www.interiorholic.com
When you are going to color block your space, you may not be sure of what colors to go with. As, http://www.interiorholic.com, stated, you should review the color wheel first to see what colors will flow together best. However another important element to place into consideration, is the Psychology of color. Certain colors invoke certain energy vibes in the space. If you wanted to have a space that invokes a calm and peaceful energy, choosing red would be the wrong decision. Red is a color that creates a sense of passion and urgency. Many companies will use red in their marketing campaigns, to create a sense of urgency to purchase. Although a wise step in that scenario, not the best if you desire a calm and peaceful environment. According to,Kendra Cherry, About.com Guide, “Colors in the red area of the color spectrum are known as warm colors and include red, orange and yellow. These warm colors evoke emotions ranging from feelings of warmth and comfort to feelings of anger and hostility. Colors on the blue side of the spectrum are known as cool colors and include blue, purple and green. These colors are often described as calm, but can also call to mind feelings of sadness or indifference.”
Above image from, http://www.interiorholic.com.
So when color blocking, use colors that not only go together well in the color world, but also evoke the appropriate feeling that you desire your room to have.