Colour, is by far one of the most important aspects of design and rightly so. It is designed to create a mood and associates easily with human feelings and emotions. From times immemorial, we have connected various colours with specific activities, spaces, expressions and values. But as so many aspects around us evolve and change dynamically, so have the colour connections. Many authors and poets have given different interpretations to different colours. In fact, secondary colours have made a huge presence of their own in 21st century. Given the scenario its only befitting to reinvent and re-look at the colour palette with respect to the interior design in the present century.
The Colour Red
This eye-popping colour has always been interpreted as the colour of passion, appetite and has an element of sensual appeal to it. However, its versatility also allows its widespread usage in sports and fitness themes, as well as many horror tales due to its links to the emotion of arrogance and anger. Interestingly, in a way, the colour red contradicts its appeal to build up an appetite or cause any sensual emotions.
Using the colour smartly can add vibrancy and warmth to areas like the living room and a sensuality to areas like the bedroom.
The Colour Green
A calm, zen like state has always been associated with nature so it’s no wonder that green has always been known as a peaceful, natural and organic colour with occasional use in feminine themes too! It’s also interesting to note how green has also been long associated with the feeling of jealousy.
In recent times, the colour lime green has been receiving a whole lot of love (Did you know –Pantone Colour Of the Year for 2017 is a shade of green!) and is now very actively as a uni-sexual sporty highlight. People are also turning to this colour when it comes to home decor pieces for it can add a dash of fun to any space and light it up instantly.
The Colour Black
Elegant, faultless and dapper, black is probably one of the most contrarian colours. What’s today known as the new sexy, was once the colour of the witchcraft and mourning. It is the new contrast in interior design and used most vividly to highlight brighter colours and comes very handy in setting up gothic and retro themes.
In recent times, black accents are being widely used along with wooden furniture and elements to set up industrial interior themes which have caught the fancy of people around the world in recent times.
The Colour Purple
Purple is the new age uni-sexual colour. It brings in a certain softness to space. It’s ideal for those looking to do up a dreamy set up without the use of pink. Darker hues of this multi-facered colour are also associated with royalty and can be incorporated in interior design for the same vibes. Oozing grace and sophistication, this colour often used to do up an area that’s timelessly glam. In recent times, the colour has also been used to set up sensual themes in bedrooms.
The Colour Coral
Somewhere between the reds, oranges and pinks, lies the new feminine statement called coral. It’s the new pink for all the girls’ rooms and combined well with a dollop of cream and spark of turquoise, and you have a new age teenage girlie room.
But it’s not just in teenage bedrooms that this colour is immensely favoured. The colour fits in well in neutral ethnic Indian themes where in it brings in a pop of colour without being too overwhelming.
It will be safe to interpret that due to the emergence of Secondary colours combined with a new outlook on sexuality and sexual preferences, we are shedding our colour myths, rediscovering our colour preferences and reinventing a new colour code for our interiors.