Color is an extremely important variable in interior design, it affects the human experience inside the space. For each color arrangement, we will have a different perception of space.
We spend more than 87% of our lives on indoor activities whether we work.
The environment and light will directly affect the mood of the people inside the building. On the contrary, places with insufficient light will cause discomfort and create an uncomfortable feeling. That’s why interior designers always pay attention to light, and wall color.
To get the desired spatial experience with the actual area but can change the perception of space. You can do this by painting the surface, using different materials, or applying different coatings.
Usually, bright colors and cool tones will make a space appear larger. Dark colors will make the space appear closed and visually smaller. We will have a different view of the space with each color scheme.
Here are some possibilities to change spatial perception using contrasting colors and materials.
During the design process, architects can transform variables such as natural, and artificial light, materials, and other factors that affect the spatial experience.
Color –change the perception of space
To be able to bring the best spatial experience to customers, we can change some elements of the perception of space without touching the area by painting surfaces with different color schemes or using other materials.
Here are some ways to alter spatial perception using contrasting colors and objects.
Expand the space
To expand the space, you should paint the ceiling and back wall the same color and the color must be darker than the color of the adjacent walls. This will make the space appear larger and more open. This is a technique that is often used in narrow corridors and rooms.
To create a spacious space, you should use light colors, this is the best method. The bright colors will reflect natural light, tricking the eye, and creating an airy feeling as the space is expanded.
Contrary to expanding the space, reducing the room is small and cozy. You need to choose strong, dark tones for the wall surfaces. They will absorb all-natural light, creating a sense of closure. This technique will be suitable for certain spaces.
Lift the space
Houses with low ceilings often feel claustrophobic. You can improve this by painting the walls a darker color than the ceiling, the ceiling can be painted white or light to deceive the perception, giving the feeling of a higher ceiling.
Lower the ceiling
In contrast to raising the ceiling is lowering the ceiling, some buildings need to lower the ceiling to make the space more comfortable. You can paint the ceiling a darker color than the walls and reveal the material which will make the ceiling feel lower, and make the space feel more welcoming.
If you want to narrow the space, you should paint the two opposite walls in a dark color, leaving the ceiling and background in a light color to make the space visually narrower. This technique will help to balance the spaces of disproportionate size.
Shorten the space
If you have a very large space in your home and want a more cozy feeling. Use a dark color on the back wall and a lighter color on the other walls.
The highlight is the wall
To highlight one wall, you should keep it lighter than the paint color of the other walls. Thus, when looking at it, the viewer’s eyes will be attracted by the picture you want to highlight.
Shorten the wall
If you have an idea to shorten the wall to make it look shorter, divide the wall into two parts and paint the bottom part in a darker tone.
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