The Dynamic Nature of Colours in A Small Room
Choosing a colour scheme for a room is an important decision. Whether it be a living room, bedroom or a kitchen choosing the right colour for a room changes its feel. The colour scheme chosen for a small room is even more important as the right selection can help create the illusion of space. Always make sure you are customising to what suits you best.
What is a small room?
The average size of an Australian home is 214.6 meters squared, with the smallest size of an Australian home on average being 180.8 meters squared. These measurements establish the exact size of a small room. The table below provides a reference as to what is a small room in an Australia household.
Colours to select for a small room?
Knowing the dimensions of what a small room is leads to the important decision of what colour is best going to create the illusion of space.
The colour white in interior design is seen as a universal colour. Interior designers will use white zealously in the decoration of a room. The zealous disruption of white in interior design is because of its versatility. White is often used in small living rooms to give a room the illusion of space. White also allows for individuals to select a rooms furniture from an assortment of colours. Designers however will often choose to decorate a white room with dark coloured furniture like black leather lounges, because it provides a good contrast.
A bold choice of colour is yellow, selecting the right shade of yellow is essential however as natural yellow can ruin the illusion of space. The shade of creamy yellow on the other hand creates illusion of space as its neither dark or bright enough to ruin the effect.
Shades of blue and green are a causal choice that many designers chose for either a child’s bedroom. Children like having their rooms painted these colour as it not establishes the illusion of space it also doesn’t over stimulate their senses as a shade of bright orange can.
A softer style of pastels such as pink and lavender is not only a way of creating the illusion. It can also provide a more feminine feel to a living room space. These colours by themselves can easily overwhelm the eyes. To counteract this over stimulation the selection of dark styled leather sofas and recliners can bring balance whilst maintaining the illusion of space that the pastel colours create.
The combination of colours that a person choses for a room and its furniture has effect on its impression. Making the right choice of colours can expand even the smallest of room. Even though a room is small doesn’t mean it has to feel small.
Here at Desired Living we have Australias largest sofa colour range, we also provide samples of all of our colours to help you choose what colour goes best with your room. If you would also like some professional suggestions please give us a call at 02 9882 8286