Color can completely transform an environment. All colors have a psychological effect that they can be associated with in positive and negative ways. For instance, red can be used to positively create warmth, energy, and passion in an atmosphere or have negative influences that evoke anger and aggression. How colors effect a space can directly correspond with the application, ratio, and complementing color choices. Using red with orange can generate warmth in a room; however, when red is paired with blue, the cool tone can neutralize the space. To complicate matters even furthermore, different ratios of colors can influence diverse responses to the room. Here are some of the most common color ratios to apply in your own space
The most standard paint ratio is the 60:30:10. This rule suggest you should have a primary color utilizing sixty percent of the color in a space. Your secondary color will be used to accommodate for thirty percent of the room, and the remaining ten percent of the room is given to the accent color. This can allow accent colors to have a stronger contrast in spaces. The further colors are away from each other on the color spectrum on in hues or tones can create an even stronger contrast.
Another color scheme that is becoming more common is using one color and one color only. Walls, ceilings, trims, and doors will all use the same color throughout a single space or on a single wall. This can create a unique look in certain rooms. Some designers will prefer to make a room more monochromatic. This gives more hues to a room. You can make a room monochromatic by taking a single color but allowing different hues to be present in the room.
Lastly, a common trick to facilitate in your home is the 50:50 rule. This can be used to make sure no color outbalances the other. Apply a warm tone and a cool tone with the 50:50 rule to create a neutral atmosphere. This can also be used with more than two colors. Just be sure no color is overpowering another color used in the same space.
Learning color psychology can help you create your space. Determine the mood or ambiance you are trying to obtain in your home. Adding colors and using different ratios to help influence the mood is a powerful design tool.