No, it doesn't have to! See how to juxtapose furniture colours to create a cohesive and eye-catching arrangement.
The daring art of mixing colours
Do you feel that subdued arrangements based on furniture in a single colour are too monotonous and boring for you? Nowadays, the long-established monochrome style is increasingly being broken up by the bold combination of multi-coloured furniture. Of course, this trend is not new and has its roots in decades gone by. Specifically in the 1960s and 1970s, when experimenting with colours was popular. Today, this trend is making a comeback and more and more people are opting for bold furniture combinations. Do you dream of creating an interior full of life, character and expressiveness, but think that combining furniture in different colours is not the easiest task? With our guide it will be easier than you think! Get ready to be inspired and create a unique interior that expresses your character.
What effect do you want to achieve?
Do you want to create a warm and cosy space, or perhaps a slightly more dynamic and vibrant one? The colours and textures of furniture have an extraordinary power. You can use them to consciously give your interiors character and a particular atmosphere. However, in order to do this, you need to make thoughtful colour combinations. You can do this either by similarity or contrast. Regardless of your design craze, the key is to achieve a harmonious space. Here are some ideas for effective colour applications.
Colourful furniture as a star in the living room
Are you dreaming of an armchair in a bold colour that seemingly doesn't match the rest of the room? Or do you want to highlight an extremely original turquoise chest of drawers? This is an extraordinary opportunity to create a strong accent in the room. The fun is, of course, in making sure that this is a deliberate, well-considered and non-accidental move! After all, the furniture needs to be properly exposed and not be the proverbial sheepskin flower in the whole arrangement. Composition and where you place a strong accent are key. You can, for example, play with the contrast by choosing the right wall colour. When deciding on an original, colourful piece of furniture, apply the following tips:
1.Place the furniture in a central and visible position.
Make sure that your piece of furniture is properly visible and not cluttered with other unnecessary items. After all, an original piece of furniture should be the star of the showroom!
2. Ensure adequate lighting.
Good lighting can significantly help to highlight a piece of furniture. You can use spotlighting to direct light directly onto the chest of drawers, highlighting its shape and colour.
3. Create a contrasting background.
A background that contrasts with the furniture will help to highlight it appropriately. For example: if a piece of furniture is in an intense colour, place it in front of a neutral wall, which will highlight its originality thanks to the contrast.
4. Choose the right accessories.
As they say: the devil is in the detail. Choose accessories that relate to the colour of the furniture. This could be cushions, a rug or a painting that coordinates with your original piece of furniture.
5. Use moderation.
Know that less is often ... more! When deciding on an original piece of furniture, moderation is key and the other elements of the interior should harmonise with its distinctive style.
How do you put together furniture in different colours?
What if you are designing a room from the proverbial ground up and want to combine furniture in different colours? Here it is worth following a few simple rules:
1.Colours like to go in pairs.
This simple rule of thumb will make the interior design process much easier: mix furniture in pairs. So choose two identical armchairs and a coffee table from the same series. You can group colourful furniture by function, and this procedure will ensure that your interior is not chaotic.
2. Avoid multiple wood colours.
It is much safer to combine a particular shade of wood with another material than to combine several shades of wood. When deciding on furniture in different colours, opt for a maximum of two dominant colours to avoid unnecessary excess.
3. Ensure the right space and proportions.
Coloured furniture should harmonise with the room, and overdoing it never looks good. If you opt for furniture in an intense colour, it is worth using light wall colours to balance the space.
The wheel of colour - how to use the colour wheel consciously?
Not sure how to combine specific colours? The colour wheel comes to the rescue in interior design! Learn its basic principles:
1. Use the colours lying next to each other on the colour wheel
This treatment will make the interior look calm and harmonious.
2. Use shades of the same colour.
You can achieve a similar harmonious effect by matching two or three shades of the same colour.
3. Combine colours that are opposite on the colour wheel.
Would you like your interior to be a little more vibrant and dynamic? Combine two colours on opposite sides of the colour wheel. One colour should be the dominant colour and the other should appear as an accessory.
4. Apply the three-colour rule.
How do you make sure the colours match? Imagine that you are painting an equilateral triangle on the colour wheel. The colours that are on its vertices will match. In this way, you can choose one dominant colour and two complementary ones.
5. Beware of excessive use of primary colours.
Red, blue and yellow are the primary colours. As they are very intense, try not to use them to excess.
Remember: using furniture in different colours is a fantastic way to liven up and personalise an interior. However, it is worth remembering the principles of colour harmony, it is the key to successful.Experiment, play with colours and test different combinations!