Furniture Tips – The Wise Use of Color in Home Furnishings

Imagine life without color: you would not know night from day, stop from go, dead from alive. These and much more are the significance and relevance of color in our lives. In the same way, people react to colors. They are moved by it, and respond to it according to what emotions a particular color may evoke in the seer.

Colors can add personality to a room. Colors in furniture add life and create the mood or tone and character that you want in a particular room in the house. They also create visual illusions. Using particular colors in a room may create the illusion of a wider space, narrows space, brighter room, cozier room, and so much more.

A good interior designer, or a simple housewife has their decorating and furnishing ally in colors. Interior designers or housewives seeking to improve the looks of their homes should not be afraid to use color. They must understand that in decorating a room and in selecting furniture, and other home items, color is a very helpful tool.

However, there are also basic principles when dealing with colors. When using colors in a room for home furniture, there are basically two types: warm tones and cool tones.

What are the warm colors and cool colors and how do furniture in their tones affect the entire look of the room? Warm colors are based on yellows and yellowish colors, oranges, browns, greens that include veridian green and olive greens, burgundy red, red orange tones, dark browns, reddish copper and such colors. On the other hand, cool colors are based on blue, pink, purples, and light yellows, turquoise, cyan, light greens and such colors. Warm and cool tones or colors create different moods in a room. Warm tones create a severe, and heavy look. Warm colors also make the room smaller. However, designers love to use this color especially in decorating and selecting furniture for a library, a study, or a home office, and rooms of houses in areas with winter season because it creates a cozy atmosphere and usually compliments the warm color glow of fireplaces and hearths. They create an atmosphere conducive to thinking.

Cool colors or cool tones, on the other hand, are best to use in decorating rooms for the young. Cool colors create a light, breezy atmosphere. Cool colors can also make a room larger and more spacious, and less severe, more light-hearted and carefree. Cool colors are good conductors of light.

When re-decorating, repainting and refurnishing a room in your house, it is best to keep in mind the personality of the owner of the room. Keep furniture in the same color tone as with the whole room. It is also good to keep the furniture in the same color scheme so as to create a unified look for the whole room except maybe for a few two or three major centerpiece room items that will give a slight twist and variety to the place.

When it comes selecting new furniture and refurnishing your home, you do not need to own an interior designer's degree and you do not have to be a rocket scientist to figure out what colors to use. All you need to know are the room owner's personality to keep the look consistent, a list of warm and cool colors, and a good furniture shop that holds more furniture colors and furniture designs than there is on the rainbow.