Luxury Interiors and fit-outs with rich colors
Link the colours together by interspersing some neutral tones, such as beige or grey. The use of different areas of bright colour in the interiors, tone,
and pattern attracts the eye and, thus, helps to prevent this large, long room appearing impersonal. The Interior structural timbers also act as
visual "resting points ", so You don't immediately look te the far end of the space. Opposite top Open shelves and doorless cupboards in the interiors make
a feature of the wide range of objects, ornaments, and utensils in this large kitchen - an effect that would be overpowering in a smaller room.
Opposite right Large expanses of strong, pure colour help to break up the areas of pale-toned decor in this sitting room. The effect is eye-catching
without being garish. lowering a high ceiling There are some simple interior decorating tricks you can try in order to reduce the apparent height of a
high- ceilinged room. One method is to paint the ceiling in a dark, rich tone such as a brick red, possibly match- ing the floorcovering.
Then paint the walls in a complementary pale shade. This will add intimacy and, at the same time, avoid a drab or dull atmosphere.
If the interior walls of the room have dado rails or other interesting features, paint these in a contrasting lighter tone to create another focal point
and further break up the expanse of wall surface. Alternatively, paint both the ceiling and the top of the walls down to the dado rail in one dark
tone, the dado rail in the contrasting pale tone, and the lower walls in a medium tone that complements the ceiling and upper walls. This will give
the illusion of a much more compact room interior with a lower ceiling height. choice of colours in decorating your home is partly determined by the size
and sha pe of each of the rooms, the existing furnishings, the furniture and the lighting. However, most important of all, your decorating scheme
will reflect the mood that you wish to create; and this in turn will be influenced by the function of each of the different areas of your home.
When you are choosing a colour scheme for your interiors, consider the purpose of each room and how much it is used. For example, do you have a busy living room with
a 10th of activity in a small space? If so, lots of strong colours may add to the confusion. Instead, plan colour schemes that provide a fairly simple,
neutral background in the interiors. Perhaps you have a clinical-looking bathroom that could benefit from a lively colour treatment, or a room that needs
to serve more than one function at different times of the day.
Whatever your colour scheme, think about how frequently you may need to redecorate and how much you
may want to spend. If you want to be able to create an entirely different atmosphere at minimal cost, keep the room's basic colour scheme fairly light
and simple. Then you can introduce strong colours with curtains, blinds, painted woodwork, prints, plants, accessories, and lighting - all of which
can be changed with minimal disruption. Purpose and mood Kitchen Although kitchens vary enormously in basic design, they are work ing spaces that
need to be bright and fresh.