In today’s world, where we all are busy in our day to day lives. Bathroom acts as a refuges, a place where we revive and recharge ourselves. Color is one of the most important aspect of your bathroom. Right combinations of colors is essential to lift your mood and make bathroom a true place to revitalize our soul.
With 10 million colors to choose from, we often tend to choose among our favorites. But, we must remember that, every color has its own effect over the environment and could make or break your bathroom experience.
Dark colors like maroon, red, black tends to make your bathroom small. They also absorbs heat and hence could make your summer and mid-day hotter inside. They are considered as warm colors. Cooler color like white, green and blue could provide calming experience to your senses. It is also worth noting that , while analogous colors or colors which are neighbors in color wheel, creates serene atmosphere. Complementary colors, i.e. colors which are opposite to each other in a color wheel, often creates a sense of confusion. Color combination like black and white , which are high-contrast color schemes, lends more formal look to your bathroom. Low-contrast combos like green and beige will add more relaxed and casual feel to the atmosphere. Beige with white gives dirtier look than white and black. Fiber optic lights provide option of having colors according to your mood and time. Lights could be dim to relax your mood and can be very bright to have a great bath experience.
White gives a sense of purity. It is the most commonly used color in bathrooms. Yellow, beige and pink gives a very relaxing atmosphere . Blue is also fairly common and provides sense of ease and calmness. White and yellow light works well with blue. Another color is often used in bathroom is Green. It adds peace and a feel of safety. We associate green with nature and with proper hue of green , you can actually create a natural environment. Dark shades of green tend to make bathroom looks smaller. To keep your bathroom, refreshing and relaxing, stick with these three colors, white, green and blue.
While deciding for the color we should keep the following three factors in the mind.
1) Size of bathroom : Dark color will make your bathroom appear smaller, while light color with make them look spacious.
2) Stick to a palette : Try to stick to a single color palette. This will help eliminate any confusion, and make the look and feel of the bathroom more serene
3) Atmosphere :For warmer and more serious tone, go for dark colors like, black, red . For lighter, calming and relaxing feel go for blue, green or white. You can also use combinations of them, but never mix warmer color with cooler ones, until it looks aesthetically appealing.
Though we should keep all these points in mind, while selecting the color . Still we must keep our personal preferences while selecting the color. Keeping our favorite colors with remaining true to the principles of color psychology will help you to enjoy the experience in your bathroom.
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