How to choose a color palette and combine shades: 5 tips

What influences the choice of colors for the interior? Does style matter or is it more about personal preference? Professionals share the secrets of working with color.

“When choosing a color, first of all, determine the goals, then the main dominant shade. Then make a color combination that revolves around this shade,” recommends the Parisian architect, and author of educational programs Pascal Gravo, “My conductor friend once remarked that for harmony you always have to deal with three string orchestras. So it is for us: the choice is not so much the main tone, but the additional ones.

Damien Langlois-Meurinne: “It is important that the color in the interior is delicate, unobtrusive, leaving room for light and volume.”

Lotta Agaton: “Northern peoples distinguish fifty gradations of white. You can play with shades, creating a complex coloristic scenario. Just one color. White is the color of an unattainable ideal. It can be alive or dead, warm or cold. It gives you endless possibilities. It is wrong to believe that this is a color without shades.

Jean-Louis Deniot: “I try to use a palette of all shades of the earth, this range seems to me both close to nature and peaceful. My old passion is shades of gray: gray-green, pink-gray, gray-blue, and so on.

Gerard Faivre: “Being deeply convinced that life with color is more beautiful than without, I dare to fill my interiors with colors. However, I concentrate on them rather in accents, and I prefer a restrained basis. ”

Laura Kirar: “The choice of color for a house in nature depends on its location. In the northern latitudes, green, brown, and gray-blue shades predominate. The same will be good in the interior – they will make it a continuation of nature. And somewhere in Mexico, where the iron-rich earth has a red tint, something brighter is appropriate. In the fabrics – juicy colors of tropical flowers and fruits: “fuchsia”, “orange”, “and lime.”

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