Interior Design Color “Rules” Debunked
If you’ve been trying to understand how to choose the right color palette for your interiors and you understand the importance of color in interior design and think you’re breaking all the color rules, here is our interior design color scheme guide of 5 ways to correct your interior design color myths, once and for all. Whether they are true or not, every interior can be an exception to the design rules, right?
Myth: Neutral color palettes are for the unadventurous. Many homeowners believe that if they can’t choose the right color scheme then settling for neutral colors is boring and lifeless. At JAC we adore monochromatic and tone on tone spaces with loads of texture. Start with warm golds, rich camel browns and buttery caramel colors then layer in nubby throw pillows and blankets and wall hangings. Or use the cooler color spectrums of grays and layer in tonal greiges to good effect. Use them in conjunction with black, and heather gray to put a new twist on neutral colors.
Myth: Monochromatic colors CAN’T feel warm and welcoming, right? Many people think black and white when used together can create a high contrast interior that can often be jarring and uncomfortable. While this can be true it’s not always, but if you are one of those persons that needs a tone on tone feel then use monochromatic colors with subtle patterns and and create a color blocked room of dark walls with dark furniture and only a few hints of white. Black is the new ‘it” color these days to add dimension and highlight. Consider bringing in subtle neutrals such as tan and gray in small proportions to balance the monochromatic scheme. This will help keep your room relaxing.