Colours are a design element that takes centre stage in the interiors of any space. A contrast between hues or play with accent tones can dedicate the overall ambience of a room. Here are tips by home decor experts on how to use energising colours to enliven the interiors
Design elements such as texture, scale, light and colour are crucial in space-making and together, these elements testify that the sum of parts is greater than the whole to make up the experience of any space yet, colours occupy a unique place amongst all the design elements, as it is often seen even before a person is completely in the space. The explosion of design platforms and media reveals a profound interest in curating immersive spaces that have altered the aesthetic choices of their audience and one such element takes centre stage in the interiors of any space – colour.
A contrast between hues or play with accent tones can dedicate the overall ambience of a room. Building typologies ranging from residences to schools use colours in varied ways to curate distinct experiences with different combinations and intensities of colours to impart the desired effects and every building typology hosts a different set of functions thus, requires different strategies when it comes to colour.
In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Akanksha Gupta, Partner at Vijay Gupta Architects, advised, “While selecting the colour palette for a classroom, one can use softer and neutral tones, facilitating the transition to other shades. This helps achieve a balance, circumventing the dominance of any one particular colour. In a healthcare space, common areas and recovery rooms demand varying degrees of stimulation. Even though both spaces are preferred in subtle tones, we ensure that they don’t become dull or monotonous for the patients, doctors or even for visitors.”