Full color decoration

Color fills our lives. The Greeks already named gods and planets after colors. Because of his temperamental character, Mars was associated with red; Apollo, because of his generosity, was yellow like the sun. Zeus, god of the sky and thunder, was associated with blue; the Moon, for her purity, was associated with white.

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Moods are also defined by color: “he is green with envy”, “he sees everything in pink”; “I have a gray day” or “he has turned purple”. In addition, depending on the color, it can convey a sense of peace, calm, coldness, danger, etc., since there is a whole psychology associated with each shade. Even nature uses colors to attract or warn of danger, depending on its needs.

Hence the importance of color in decoration. On this occasion, however, we do not want to opt for any particular shade, but we will talk about a full color decoration -from the one that combines different shades to the monochromatic ‘broken’ by touches of color. Because, as Coelho says, “not everything in life is of one color or another. Just look at the rainbow”.

Before choosing a shade or shades, it should be taken into account, as previously mentioned, that each color conveys very different sensations. The warm ones, ranging from red to yellow, stand out very much against the background and are usually very striking. They are eye-catching so they look great for a touch of contrasting color.

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Cool colors – fromgreens to blues – convey harmony and tranquility, making them very relaxing.

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White, the quintessential chill out color, is the sum of all colors, an absolute that highlights the brightness of the space, conveys peace, tranquility, innocence and infinity. It is usually used alone -very typical in Mediterranean, Ibizan, Greek or Scandinavian decoration- or combined with another color as a pair -the most classic ones are red and black. It is usual, on the other hand, to splash different colors on a white sea in the accessories to highlight the contrast.

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Black, which is the absence of color, reflects elegance on its part. Gray, in transition between the two – black and white – usually combines very well with other colors because of its neutral appearance.

Fluorescents, finally, are trending this year in both cool and warm shades. They provide a bold, casual and youthful touch together with other neutral tones, but they can also be combined with each other to give original and creative results.

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If we opt for more than one color, we must take into account that we can carry out a complementary combination, that is to say, of opposite colors in the chromatic palette; by analogy, or what is the same, by proximity; or resorting to the contrast of one or two colors when the rooms are monochromatic.

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Interior design requires “thinking, dreaming and imagining in color” – as Matisse did with his paintings. We start with the basics:

Walls

The possibilities are as wide as tastes and colors. From the classic monochromatic to the combination of two or even three tones. Wallpaper – with prints, stripes, typographies or drawings – opens up the range even more. However, we must take into account which colors and shapes match well. We don’t want the room to be creaky or tacky.

2.-Sofas, armchairs, pouffes and cushions to add color.

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With plain colors, stripes or prints. The sofas, armchairs and cushions can contrast with the color that prevails in the room or follow this chromaticism in different shades.

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The giant poufs, in square shapes – rigid cubic and soft cubic – or cylindrical (also rigid or soft), are ideal in monochromatic rooms to give touches of color that stand out. Also to combine two or more analogous or complementary shades with wall and furniture tones.

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Image via Ideasguillen

3. Colorful accessories

From the carpet to other decorative details (ashtrays, candles, vases, flowers or lamps) can be combined with other colors or contrast with the main color. In fluorescent shades, they achieve points of greater contrast with very aesthetic results.

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