Don’t be afraid of colour! Colour is something that is difficult to conceptualise and its effect is even less easy to judge. Playing safe is not an option here. However, applied in the right amount together with a little experimentation and playful handling, coloured textures, cushions and furniture can be used like a box of coloured pencils. Paint your world in the colours you like.
It has to feel right
Yellow brings the sun into the house, red provides energy and blue appears cool and clean. Colours carry meaning, express feelings, attract attention and have a symbolic effect.
Coloured surfaces, furniture and accessories can stimulate us, refresh us or calm us down. The good thing is that when it comes to colours, you are the best person to decide what you like.
In terms of overall design, it is important to keep an eye on small colour details. The entire colour composition starts to change when a red bowl suddenly comes into view. The colour of design details plays a major role. Restaurants such as “Ya Pan” in Tel Aviv and “Lido Malkasten” in Düsseldorf, which was newly designed by artist Rosemarie Trockel, are great examples of this: The key to success is to look at your surroundings in the same way as a painter.
Young and lively or clear and structured? It is important to understand what you want to achieve in terms of the ambience of a room. Often you end up with completely different nuances than those you initially had in mind. It is best to keep an eye on the colour scheme of the surroundings – whether in the city, in the countryside or by the sea.
Light plays an important role, as do culture and lifestyle. The light determines the impact, the surface determines the mood. Experimenting with individual pieces, such as armchairs, wall objects, small items of furniture and accessories is particularly exciting when they create special highlights in self-confident colours. The love for a particular colour often starts with such a standalone object.
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