ROOM COLOUR | FROM INTERIOR DESIGNER BELINDA CORANI

ROOM COLOUR | FROM INTERIOR DESIGNER BELINDA CORANI


This book contains all you will need to know about choosing room colours. What people what terms people use for colours whether it’s shades, tints, tones, what do they all mean? What are they for? Aren’t they the same? If not, why not? And from there it goes on to the actual palette of colours that we actually see in the world today. The palettes and their creation were one of my favourite things out of the book. So what you have is, each different page has a particular colour on it, and it gives you a picture of that colour, a little bit of blurb about that colour, what it’s used for, what’s been used in this particular photograph; and then underneath that are two, not one, but two palettes, that you can lift straight out of the book and straight into your property. The next thing we talk about is how many colours you should use in a scheme. And I’ve got some real life examples here of rooms and what colours have been used and really what colours you can see in those palettes. And I’m not just talking about the paint, so it’s really is what colours you’re putting together within the whole scheme of the room So that’s the walls, that’s the curtains, that’s the flooring and often if it’s a sofa or a headboard or something rather large that’s in the room; what colours need to be incorporated into that scheme. After the examples of those room sets as it were, we then go on to the main part of the book, which is actually the different colours that you can get. And those are broken down into Dusky Blue, Mint Green, Golden Yellow, Taupe, White, Cream…all of those different colours that we that we see that we know and love. After that, I’m move into a very important section which is making a scheme flow, and in order to make a scheme flow what you need to look at are a variety of different things. Certainly the distance between one room and another, what you can see through different doorways, through different windows. Are there mirrors that are reflecting the different rooms, what can you see through different rooms, through doorways.. We all know proportion is very important about getting rooms to appear how we want them to appear. None of us live sadly in homes that have huge ceilings and are perfectly square rooms and lots of symmetry, wouldn’t it be wonderful, with masses of natural light coming through. Many of us don’t live like that, so if you want to make a room that will perhaps appear more square, or will hide some certain flaws in the room that you think that shouldn’t be there. It could be an alcove, it could be a fireplace, it could be a variety of different things. If you want to hide those or accentuate those, this is where colour can help. The next part of the book is my favourite part, and this is where you get to decide which colour you’re going to choose for your particular property, for your room for your house for your home. And the best thing about this book is because it’s digital, you’ll be able to go directly to the paint scheme. So when you’ve looked at the colour palettes, when you’ve chosen your scheme, when you’ve chosen your colours, you can go right into the book click on that particular colour, it will take you directly through to the website so you can purchase that paint, and have it delivered straight to your door! The last part of the book is all about assessing your furniture. This is your sofas, your cushions, your curtains, your rugs and carpets. All the things which are going back into your room or all the new things you’re putting back into your room, that have to work with a colour you’ve got. I wrote it for everybody that really had trouble choosing room colour and wall colour and I think the most important thing for me was getting the right colour that was going to last in your property, that you wouldn’t get bored of, that wasn’t the same as your friends. That didn’t look like something that you always have had before, because you can’t make up your mind, and you’re perhaps just not quite that brave yet (!) to try something different. That’s what I really wanted someone to get out of this book.


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