Color Design Ideas to Balance Home Interiors

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Accent wall color design for narrow room


Color design can change room proportions and balance home interiors creating comfortable, harmonious and pleasant living spaces. A color is an excellent tool for making an 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 turning them into inviting and beautiful homes. There are many various ways to combine room colors and adjust room proportions visually creating impressive 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 than they are. 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 small. Bright, vibrant room colors create the same effect.

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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.

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

Contrasting color combinations

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

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Interior colors for living spaces with high ceiling

Medium and dark interior colors are ideal choices 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.

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Interior colors for rooms with low ceiling

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

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Interior colors for spacious room decorating

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

Large living space with high ceiling, contrasting dark and light color combinations
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Interior colors for small rooms

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

Color design for small spaces
Light interior colors for small rooms

Interior colors for narrow spaces

Light, crisp 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 areas while stretching small rooms horizontally.

Accent wall color design for narrow room

  by Ena Russ   

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