Color Design Ideas to Balance Home Interiors

interior design color combinations to balance room proportions

Accent wall color design for narrow room

Color design can  change room proportions and balance home interiors creating comfortable, harmonious and pleasant living spaces. Color is a wonderful tool for making interior design look beautiful and modern. Lushome shares tips from interior design experts that will help find the best color design solutions for your spacious and small rooms.

Color design includes selecting the right color and its hues and creating matching decor color schemes for modern interiors. Color design helps achieve certain tasks, create mood and harmonize architectural interiors tuning them into inviting and beautiful homes. There are many various ways to combine room colors and adjust room proportions visually creating pleasant optical effects of brighter, lighter and more spacious living spaces.

Light room colors, especially light neutral colors, creamy white or yellow color shades, pale gray color tones, ivory and very light pastels make small rooms appear larger. Dark room colors, like rich green, blue and purple colors, all medium to dark brown colors, gray color tones and black make living spaces look smaller. Bright rich room colors create the same effect.

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Warm and cool color design

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Warm room colors include peach, salmon and sandy shades, yellowish green colors and reddish brown colors, bringing comfort and coziness into home interiors.

Cool room colors are blue color tones, turquoise colors, min green and lemon yellow hues, helping to stretch living spaces.

Contrasting color combinations

Contrasting color combinations, warm and cool, light and dark, add visual balance and depth to modern interior design and decorating and make rooms look complete and alive.

Color design balancing living spaces

Interior colors for living spaces with high ceiling

Medium to dark interior colors can be selected for stunning ceiling designs in spacious homes. Contrasting color combinations, and bright accent walls harmonize rooms with high ceilings and make the living spaces feel balanced and comfortable.

Interior colors for rooms with high ceiling designs

Interior colors for rooms with low ceiling

Any light room colors are suitable for decorating small rooms. A contrasts of white ceiling and a darker floor add spaciousness to small rooms.

Color design ideas for home interiors with low ceilings 

Interior colors for spacious room decorating

To make spacious rooms feel cozy and comfortable select light and dark brown colors of natural wood, all reddish and golden colors, terracotta and brick red color shades, coffee and chocolate brown colors, greenish and yellowish green color shades. Sandy and warm cream room colors are harmonious light interior colors to accentuate warm and pleasant interior design.

Large living space with high ceiling, contrasting dark and light color combinations

Contrasting neutral colors for spacious living room design

Large home interiors with darker ceiling designs

Interior colors for small rooms

Pale pastels, light room colors, all light neutral colors, pale turquoise colors and light brown colors of natural wood are great color design ideas that work well with white ceiling designs to make small rooms feel more spacious.

Color design for small spaces

Light interior colors for small rooms

Interior colors for narrow spaces

Light cool interior colors are the best for long walls. Light pastels, pale gray, white and beige, mint and sky blue color tones help add width to narrow living spaces and harmonize the proportions. Dark or bright color design ideas for short walls maximize the effect and add interest to narrow rooms while stretching small spaces horizontally.

Accent wall color design for narrow room


  by Ena Russ   
  last updated: 24.09.2015


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