Attractive color palette in interior design – become a color blocking connoisseur!
Strong colors are a good way of expressing yourself. But figuring out the right palette is not easy. Color blocking can help you simplify the process. This design technique involves the use of no more than three stable, contrasting colors in a room.
This limits your color choices and makes your home vibrant and energetic over the mood of more muted hues.
When you’re ready for a dynamic change, these color blocking ideas can help you achieve a bolder style of living.
Stable colors formed into a block
This technique dates back to the 1960s, when British and other European interior designers formed two or three solid colors into a block.
Color blocking was more or less modern in the years that followed – in fashion and interior design.
Elementary “color blocking”. These are interiors with two or more stable colors in a single room. Traditionally, these are either only basic colors or only mixed colors. In contemporary design, however, the colors are mixed.
Invest in a good color wheel
Note: Invest in a good color wheel that shows the results of the color mixing, defines the warm and cold colors, and shows different hues and shades of color.
Supplementary “color blocking”. Colors that are directly against each other on the color wheel are good for interiors if used correctly. For example, the yellow-green of the chairs compliments the red-purple in the picture.
Pair colors of their own intensity
Note: If the base color is stable, then all other colors should be stable. If the base color is pastel, choose the rest of the pastel as well.
Single color “color blocking”. Here one color is basically used in its different shadows, tones and intensities. To make it more interesting, you can combine different fabrics and materials in the room.
Note: A rug in a stable color and with a graphic pattern takes a confident position in contemporary design
This green wall harmonizes ideally with the blue side table and the purple upholstery
Analog color blocking. Neighboring colors are used on the color wheel, so you get a calm and soothing interior.
Note: Take a base color and two adjacent ones for paint splashes.
White and black are usually determined to be neutral
Neutral color blocking. Their enormous contrast creates astonishing color blocking. This modern kitchen uses the right amount of both.
Note: When working with the black and white palette, try to introduce a different stable color through accessories or elements.
Groups of vases or pictures in the same stable color
Color blocking by elements. If you prefer to keep your walls neutral, try to create groups of elements in blocks of color, for example with groups of vases or pictures in the same stable color.
Urban interior design in the living room
Modern bedroom in the hotel
Orange and yellow create mood and comfort in this living room
White living room furnishings – red accents
Ethnic decor in the living room – lots of color and a warm atmosphere