Tips for choosing and combining the colors of your room

Tips for choosing and combining the colors of your room

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Creating a two-tone bedroom is the guarantee of breaking with the usual monochrome monotony. Which color for your bedroom ? You are free to choose the colors that you like and that go best with your furniture and your personality. However, for optimal results, here are some tips that could make your job easier…

The frames require light

The wall hosting the bedroom door and the one welcoming the window are the ones that let in light and open onto the outside. If you opt for dark colors on the wall of the window you will give it an impression of distance. However, the contrast with the outside light will make your wall appear darker than it really is. For this reason, it is generally advisable to reserve the light color for the window wall. The wall facing the window receives the most light. If your room is lacking in light, opt for light shades in front of the window.

Dark color for the privacy of the room

Unlike the light colors, which give an impression of space and bring light, the heavier shades reduce the size of a room. If you have reserved light colors for window frames, dark colors will naturally find their place on blind walls. In many cases, the bedroom door is located in front of the window. In this type of configuration, the dark colors will be reserved for the walls perpendicular to that of the window and the door. We take the example of the bedroom of this beautiful Corsican villa by combining midnight blue and white - white being reserved for the wall of the window, a window which still reminds of midnight blue.

Two or three colors maximum

Beyond three colors on the walls, the success of the decoration of the room is much more delicate. In most cases and for small or medium-sized rooms (between 10 and 20 m²) two colors will be more than enough to create a successful decorative effect. The walls of a rectangular room can alternately accommodate a dark color and a light color. However, a single wall of different color is enough for the charm of the two-tone bedroom to operate.

Define the boundaries between colors

It is possible to give the impression of a new perspective or create the illusion of a lower ceiling. Nothing obliges you to use the edges of the walls and the ceiling to delimit the borders between the colors. A ceiling paint that drops 20 centimeters on a wall will give the impression of lowering the ceiling closer to the floor of the room. Similarly, to soften an angle, continue painting the neighboring perpendicular wall 20 or 30 centimeters beyond the angle. In this children's room, we chose to bring the color of the ceiling down on the wall. The dark gray taking over to create like a headboard. The corner unit is also delimited with a tone-on-tone color.
Finally, consider using colors that highlight your furniture. A good choice of paint is made using color samples of the elements of the room to be painted.