There are many articles written and even certifications that interior designers can take classes for to become experts on color psychology. We heard a speaker present on these color theories and want to share our findings with you. Whether you are deciding on an entire change in your Dallas interior design, changing the interior design of one space or room in your home, or wanting to update your accessories, why not consider what feelings the new colors may bring into your home?
Last week, Curate Florals took a trip to the Dallas Total Home and Gift Market to order the newest and most on-trend florals and containers. We’re looking forward to create custom floral designs for interior designer’s projects through Curate with all of our new product!
From warm and inviting brown to refreshing green…stay tuned to see some of our favorite accessories of the season and examples of paint color themes to incorporate your favorite of these colors into your interior design.
Brown: A natural color that reduces stress and conflict, allows people to feel freer to open up.
By bringing in brown accessories or wall color into your interior design, you can create a warmer feeling space. Brown turns up the temperature, enveloping a room in coziness. We love the natural textures that these brown accessories feature. Pairing a darker brown with light upholstered furniture or white woodwork make statement pieces pop against the room’s dark surfaces.
Black: Black is bold and strong, gives a feeling of groundedness to people in a room with black features, and has a tone of elegance and sophistication. Using black in your Dallas interior design definitely creates an elegant and bold feeling home. Our eyes are drawn to black objects when they are placed in a lighter space, so accessorizing with black is a sure way to make details pop. We are excited to use these black containers for our Curate arrangements, as the flowers in the will be even more eye-catching with their light or bright colors contrasting the dark base.
Gray: In interior design, gray is a perfect foundation backdrop for artwork. According the the speaker, gray attracts people within a luxury, high-end market. It is even said to make creative people more creative. Good thing that a majority of the Dallas interior design office of Baker Design Group is already gray!
Depending on the tone of the grey, it can read as cool or closer to beige. Whether you choose to incorporate stony-tones, charcoal, ash gray, or “greige,” this color is versatile and peaceful. We like that gray accessories can bring a subtle formality to a room without being stuffy.
Teal: Teal is said to be a relaxing color that cools a person’s body temperature. For Dallas summers, maybe we all should paint our interiors teal.
Blue: Blue is known to calm; increasing the feelings of trustworthiness for people in a room, lowers blood pressure, and slows down time (opposite of red). Approximately 80% of the world’s population love this color. Using the color blue in kitchens and diningware is even known to decrease appetite!
Pink: Pink brings love to the mind, which soothes tense muscles and can also make you crave sweets. Besides the girly pink tones that come to mind, more natural shades of the color are used well in interior design. As featured in the paint colors above, terra-cotta, putty, khaki, taupe, and ambers are reminiscent of rocky deserts and sandy landscapes. As shown in the containers above, mixing metallics with pinky tones is a great look, whether it be copper, bronze, or rose gold.
Purple: Purple brings rank and royalty, mystery and creativity to mind. Adding purple elements to a room can make it feel luxurious. If the purple has blue undertones, it can be calming, while more reddish purples are attention-drawing. We definitely love the natural way that orchids draw out bold colors to accessorize with like fuchsia, deep purples, and bright yellows.
Green: Green can reduce eye strain, is restful and refreshing, promotes healing, and reduces pain. Fresh green paint or accents in your home can make every day feel like spring. Using green in your interior design can create a calming and relaxing atmosphere for your home- your little corner of the world. With nature as our guide, we love the combination of several shades of green being combined with each other and other natural colors.
Paint color photo credit to Betterhomesandgardens.com