Colour is everywhere in the beautiful design of the recently completed M5V condo, located on King St. W and Blue Jays Way. From the giant red box to its multicoloured glass panes, the M5V building is a festival of colour, and we can help you evoke that feeling with some tips on how to bring colour into your condo space.
1. Choose a Color Scheme
Deciding on a colour scheme for an entire home can be hard, so take it room by room. Using a colour wheel for inspiration, you can narrow your colours down to ones you think work well together. Alternatively, you can use one of the popular colour schemes described below:
Complementary Color Scheme
Complementary colours are ones that sit right across from each other on the colour wheel. This includes the colour combinations of blue and yellow, purple and orange, and red and green. Rooms decorated with this type of scheme are usually the more formal rooms like the dining or living room.
Analogous Colour Scheme
Analogous colours are ones that sit next to each other on the colour wheel. This includes the colour combinations blue and purple, orange and red, and yellow and green. This colour is scheme is used in less formal areas of the home where you might want to feel restful and comfortable, like the family room or bedroom.
A high contrast scheme is one that uses light values of one colour and dark values of another together. The most popular example is black and white, with deep burgundy and light gold not far behind. Like complementary colour schemes, high contrast is used for the formal areas of the home.
2. Pull from an Existing Pattern
If you’re having trouble choosing a colour scheme, it might be useful to look at your furniture. If you have a large or focal piece like a rug, a large piece of art, or upholstered furniture, you may want to pull colours from the patterns present in these pieces so that your room will match its focal point. This would be easier and less expensive than painting the walls first and having a hard time finding matching pieces. For example, if you own a traditional oriental rug, you could have an analogous colour scheme consisting of red, brown, and touches of gold.
3. Use the 60-30-10 Rule
If you’ve spent some time looking at rooms in home décor magazines or interior design photos, you may have noticed that the room’s colours look like they are arranged into percentages of 60-30-10. It is not known why that particular breakdown of colour appeals to the human eye. The overall theme of the room can be shown through the colour taking up 60% of the room, the colour occupying 30% provides visual interns, while the 10% colour adds a final touch or sparkle to the room. In a room, we’d call these colours the dominants, secondary, and accent colours respectively. Usually this translates to the 60% colour occupying the walls, 30% the upholstery, and 10% in an accent piece
4. Live With Color Before You Buy
When you go shopping for upholstery or fabric, try to bring home a sample of your choices. This allows you to see if the colour really works with the room in various light situations. Leave the sample or swatch in the room for a few days and check how the colour looks in different lighting. Make sure to be extra vigilant during the times of the day the room will be used the most. If the room is used most during the evening, check on the colour during that time while paying special attention to the effect of artificial lighting on the colour. If the room is busier in the day hours where natural light is present, check the colour in the morning and early afternoon.
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