In this post, we are going to talk about ways to use warm and cold colors for interior decoration of living room and living room. Colors have a power in themselves. They can be stimulating, relaxing or bring a happy atmosphere. Many people dream of being able to mobilize their potential in decorating their living room, but hesitate to embark on this business which they consider too difficult. Think about it: the color you choose for your living room walls can affect the entire look of the room. The same goes for a single piece of furniture in bright and daring shades.
Warm and cold colors: why we hesitate to use them in living room decoration
Considering the expense of decorating your living room, it’s easy to see why the use of color has become such a dreadful thing: it’s scary, because it’s believed that it can “ruin” all previous efforts. To avoid all these risks, most people decide to bet on neutral shades, like everyone else does. So let’s see what are the essential principles to know to avoid falling into the mundane.
Warm and cold colors: reminder of the basic definitions
Let’s start with a few definitions: what is a warm color and a cool color? In the color wheel (also called the “color wheel”), warm shades are on the left side, and cold ones – on the right side. Yellow, orange and pastel shades fall into the first category. Blue, gray and green belong to the second. There are also intermediate shades which are placed between these two groups and which may belong to one or the other depending on the dominant notes of which they are composed (for example: certain variants of green and lilac).
Example of a living room decorated in cool colors and neutral shades
How to use this information for a successful living room decoration? If you like a particular color, whether warm or cold, you can use its shades to decorate your living room. Combinations of shades of the same color can give very nice results, as can be seen in the photo above which shows a living room with shades of blue. A little advice for those who would like to achieve a similar effect in their interiors: combine the tones of the color of your choice with walls or furniture in a neutral color, such as white, black and the very light notes of gray, to bring more balance in interior space.
Living room in warm and cold colors: modern decoration idea by Newedge Design
But how then to harmonize the colors of the two groups, the cold and the hot? If you want to experiment to create a living room rich in color, consider the possibility of playing with complementary shades. This expression applies to pairs of shades that are opposed to each other in the color wheel, such as dark blue and orange or yellow. Taken together, these couples produce quite remarkable contrasts..
Warm colors and frodies: knowing how to use them together in the living room
To obtain a balanced and pleasant interior, use the effects of these contrasts in moderation: for example, with a dominant color and accessories in complementary colors (cushions, decorative objects, decorative paintings). You can see an illustration of this approach in the image above, with a sofa in dark blue and a cushion and plant pot in shades of orange and yellow. Here are some more pictures that show you how to use warm and cool colors to create an interesting and characteristic living room decor:
Modern living room in warm and neutral colors
Living room and living room in cool colors
Living room in warm and cold colors
Living room in warm colors and white
Interior photo in neutral and warm colors: white and red
How to combine a warm and cold color in the living room
Small living room in warm and cold colors: yellow, red and blue
Warm and cold color palette in the contemporary living room
Interior decoration in cool colors
Interior design of living room in cool colors
Interior decoration of living room with wall in warm color
Interior decoration in cool colors: blue and green
Living room layout in warm colors: yellow, red and orange
Living room decoration in warm and cold colors