brief-color-theoryThe color theory is an important study field for any interior decorator, but there are some basics that anyone should be aware of and apply when it comes to redecorating a house under a tight budget.

The color wheel is the basic division between the primary, secondary and complementary colors. The primary colors are red, yellow and blue, the secondary green, yellow and purple. The complementary pairs are a combination of the both primary and secondary colors and can be easily recognized because they are placed on the opposite sides on the wheel: green and red, blue and yellow, purple and orange.

Each person has his or her own favorite color. The design can start from there. Choose it and choose the type of feeling you want to give to the room. If you want it to be dynamic, pick some elements from complementary colors, if you want a calm atmosphere, chose tints, shades or tones of the same color, or its neighbors on the color wheel.

Each color has the power to influence the mood of a person, this is the reason some colors are more suitable for some areas. A dining area should be splashed in warm colors, because it is the gathering and sharing place while the bedroom can be a bit cooler, in order to give a relaxed feeling. Red, orange and yellow are the warm colors, while blue, green and purple are the cold ones.

The size of the room is influential in the color palette: a tight room that has a warm color palette might seem claustrophobic, while a big room in cold colors might seem inhospitable.

Using a complimentary color scheme is the simplest choice, and in the right dosage, it can bring a dynamic look and feel to space. You have to choose a dominant color, use that in the majority of space, and add just a few splashes from its complimentary here and there, while taking care to have some neutral spaces, where to be able to rest your eyes.