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Interior Design Colour Schemes for the Home

Around the home Homes are usually divided into particular activity areas. One room, where one may spend much of one’s leisure time is the living room. This is a room that should be restful enough for relaxation yet stimulating enough … Continue reading

23. May 2012 by admin
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Interior Design: Creating Illusion of Size with Colour Schemes

Proportions In a narrow room, where one exists, leave the picture rail and bring the ceiling right down to it. Concentrate colour on the lower part of the walls; this will bring the eye down to the colour level and … Continue reading

17. May 2012 by admin
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Decorating: Creating a Colour Scheme

Good colour schemes don’t just happen. They have to be planned, and, as nobody can ‘carry colour’ successfully in their eye, this means doing some accurate colour-matching. The best way to do this is to take samples of decorating materials … Continue reading

13. June 2011 by admin
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Decorating: Visual Tricks with Colour

As well as creating an atmosphere with colour, and visually heating or cooling a room, you can use colour, pattern and light to play decorating ‘tricks’ that appear to alter proportions — far less expensive than any structural alteration.   … Continue reading

13. June 2011 by admin
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Decorating with Neutrals and Accent Colours

Working with neutrals The only three true neutrals are white, black and the in-between of grey, but there are also the accepted neutrals or naturals — the broken whites, creams, beiges, taupes and soft browns of stone, wood, undyed linen … Continue reading

12. June 2011 by admin
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Decorating with Harmonious and Contrasting Colours

Using harmonious and contrasting colours The colour wheel is an invaluable tool. It illustrates the natural complements and contrasts of each colour, and is a ready reminder of how colours relate to each other. Use it as a guide to … Continue reading

12. June 2011 by admin
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Interior Decorating with Greens, Blues and Violet Colours

Colours on the cooler side of the colour wheel often appear far from cold. Many of them mix easily together and there are fewer strident colours, making them a ‘safe’ choice on which to base a scheme.     Green … Continue reading

12. June 2011 by admin
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Interior Decorating with Reds, Oranges and Yellows

These warm colours will make a room seem cosy and intimate but, if the colour values are too strong or bright, the result can be overpowering, almost claustrophobic.     Red Red is the colour of vitality and energy — … Continue reading

12. June 2011 by admin
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Decorating and Understanding the Colour Wheel

Understanding colour Colour is the most powerful decorating tool of all. It creates mood, atmosphere and impact and is usually the first thing we notice about a room. It can be used to stimulate and to relax, and can bring … Continue reading

12. June 2011 by admin
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Interior Design: Putting Colour Schemes Together

Putting Colour Schemes Together Thinking up colour combinations for a particular style of room is one thing. Achieving the right balance is another. Preparing schemes for an entire home is the most intricate exercise of all. There are several types … Continue reading

31. May 2011 by admin
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