Inside Design: Learn how to Mix colors with Woodcraft International

Colors build an important part of our life. They develop and reflect our moods and emotions accordingly and interpret an altogether different customized style, mood and comfort level for the way we feel and see things.

Being in places with suitable color themes has a direct effect on how we interpret the environment and indirectly how we behave.

Color theme hence, is an important factor to take into consideration while designing a place.

Woodcraft International, a leading architecture company in India focuses on color theory while designing your space. To help decide on how we respond to certain color combinations it is essential to understand that mixing and combining the correct colors can have a great impact on how we see things. The color wheel is the first step to jump in to know more about this.

Red, blue and yellow, the building blocks of the wheel, are primary which also means that they are not made by mixing any other colors. Secondary colors like orange, green, and purple can be created by mixing two primary colors. Tertiary Colors, the intermediate colors come in six shades that are combinations of primary and secondary colors. There are six tertiary colors; red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet, and red-violet.

Some of the methods to use the color wheel for selecting a color scheme are:


Analogous color scheme

Analogue Color Scheme by Woodcraft International, WCI is the leading Interior Designing and architecture company for past 30 years in India.

Analogous colors are the color grouping that has similarities. These color scheme types have close relationships with each other. One can create them using three or more colors that sit next to one another on the color wheel. A few examples of analogous color schemes are red, orange and yellow or red, purple and blue.

While using these colors in architecture, the proportion is important to make sure the space feels balanced. A leading architecture company in India, Woodcraft International suggests using the 60-30-10 rule to keep a good proportion between colors.

If one prefers to have a neutral color palette for the overall look of the space but wants to add a pop of color into the room one can apply the same analog color scheme to the accent elements and accessories.

An analogous scheme can be created by starting with a primary color (i.e. red, yellow, or blue) and then using the secondary and tertiary colors as accents.


Monochromatic Color Scheme

Monochromatic Color Scheme by Woodcraft International. WCI is the leading interior design and Architecture consulting company in India for past 30 years

Colors derived from the same shade, color palette or a certain hue and extended using its tints and tones are known as monochromatic colors. Generally, tints are created by adding white to a pure color. Tones, on the other hand, are created by adding black color to the same.

With respect to interiors, there is always a lot of flexibility in color combinations. However, in a monochromatic color scheme, shades and tones of a single base hue are applied to the space. In addition, to avoid the monotony of colors, architects prefer adding different elements such as textures, metals, etc to the space.

Following are some interesting tips if you are considering a monochromatic color scheme for your space.

  • Accent colors bring about the place together with a specific color, giving the room a sense of continuity
  • Using a consistent paint color on the walls, all the more in spaces where the room is well lit or in an open space
  • Colored Prints: Solid colors go perfectly along with shapes, textures and patterns


Complementary Colors

Complementary colors are pairs of contrasting hues that balance out the aura of a particular space but are strong in terms of the vibes they set. For instance, a brilliant purple wall can be perfectly complemented by yellow-colored elements like cushions, lamps or wall art. In this case, purple is the dominant color while yellow is the accent.

Similarly, blue-orange, green-red are a couple of very common complementary color schemes incorporated by interior designers. The idea behind such schemes is to allow strong emotions to be expressed by the human mind. However, considering the fact that these colors are highly contrasting to each other, their application must be made wisely in order to avoid exorbitancy.

Interestingly, sometimes a strong color pop is also applied to a space dominated by a neutral color scheme. It gives similar vibes to that of a complementary color scheme.


Extra Tips

If the house has an open space concept one can use a consistent paint color on the walls to create a cohesive feel.

Another great tip is using accents to tie the room together.  Accent colors can change from room to room, but continuing one consistent color throughout the home can help create a sense of continuity.

A perfect combination one can try is adding colored prints to add textures and shapes into the space and pairing them with solid colors following the color schemes rules to balance the space.


Still deciding colors scheme for your dream place? Contact Woodcraft International and book a consultation for planning your dream place with our expertise.