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The Language of Color – Part II – Design by Ashlie Mauldin

Prior, we discussed colors and how each one speaks to another, cultures and team work communication; Now let’s take a look at how to utilize colors within your design to send a specific message.

Designing with red:

Red is the color of passion and has been known to stimulate blood pressure and heart rate. As well, red sparks conversation and encourages hunger. What better place to send the message of conversation and hunger, than at the dinner table. Chairs are a great way of implementing red into a dining room.

http://www.trendir.com/interiors/dining-room/

Designing with orange: 

When working with orange decor, keep in mind that it is a very vibrant and cheerful color. It is the ideal color for a children’s room or an area that is high energy and full of personality.

http://architecthousedesigns.com/kids-room-design-ideas-with-the-colorful-style-trends-2011.html/childrens-room-design-idea-with-bright-colors-of-red-white-green-and-orange

Designing with yellow:

Yellow represents a cheerful attitude, happiness, and optimism. Yellow will always bring these qualities to a room, however, when used at a high amount, it can actually promote the opposite and encourage lack of motivation and caution. The kitchen is a wonderful place for the color yellow.

http://manolohome.com/2010/01/28/happiness-is-pure-yellow/

Designing with green: 

When working with the color green, be aware that green sends the message of life, nature, and money. A great place to use green is in a bathroom or an office.

http://www.modernarchitectureconcept.com/exclusive-modern-interior-office-design-solution/fantastic-interior-office-design-collection-with-green-color/

Designing with blue:

Blue is known to physically calm the nerves, lower the blood pressure and slow the heart rate. The bedroom or a spa like area that desires the message of relaxation would be the ideal space to incorporate the color blue when designing.

http://www.designwagen.com/modern-bedroom-designs-ideas-for-chic-by-sara-gilbane-interiors/modern-bedroom-designs-ideas-chic-sara-gilbane-interiors-soft-blue/

Designing with purple:

Purple represents luxury and royalty, therefor, it is the perfect color for a master bedroom. Purple can also be used anywhere you desire a less casual feel.

http://www.interiorarcade.com/furniture/bedroom-furniture/top-6-rich-lavender-bedroom-decor-designs/

Designing with black:

Hints of black within a room can create a more stable and conservative image, or balance out a more upbeat design.

http://akpete.blogspot.com/2011/08/home-interior-paint-color-trends.html

Designing with white:

The color white, also known as the absence of color or every color reflected, sends the message of cleanliness and purity. It is a great way to create a blank canvas of FF&E allowing every other element of the design in color to stand out.

http://bhousedesain.com/tag/white-interior-design

As shown above, colors are always a great way to customize designs and send specific messages. Enjoy your new relationship with color and the endless possibilities found within.

Sources:

http://daydesigndecor.com/color-trends/color-theory-of-interior-design/

http://www.decorate-redecorate.com/interior-design-color.html

http://www.hgtv.com/decorating/choosing-interior-color-schemes/index.html