Choose the right color in your room: 8 expert tips
The bedroom must be closer to the personality of its occupants. The color is so a way of create a world of each. Cozy nest way by opting for a deep and intense or playing with a palette of neutrals for a bright room, the tracks to explore are endless. Especially since the color has no limit and applies on a headboard, a ceiling and even all the walls of the room. Follow the tips of Céline Gerst, expert colors for Tollens, and Arnaud Lenoir, interior designer for blackStones, to define the ideal color for to feel good in his room.
"Choose a color for your room is very personal, says Céline Gerst. Everyone has their own feelings, we put aside the assumptions. "Beyond the trends and a worked decoration, the color is associated with well-being in the room. The affinities with families of tones are to be taken into account. If you are a little lost, it is advisable to turn to his wardrobe for highlight his preferences. With a majority of blue, gray or black, cold tones are to be recommended. Conversely, with many red, brown or beige pieces, the warm hues are a trail to explore.
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1. Highlight your desires to define your family of colors
Today, the room is a multifunctional place and expectations diverge for this particular room. "In a room, there are often two types of envy," says Céline Gerst for Tollens, "on the one hand, those who want a very cozy place, like a boudoir with a wrapped side. dull, desaturated, blackish-burgundy, anthracite gray, aubergine purple, ink blue, gray khaki, deep bluish green or terracotta, and those who yearn for bright colors where the light is important.It is a palette in neutrals and pastels like a powdery pink, matte and soothing shades that absorb light.The idea is to evacuate tensions with a quiet universe.
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In the bedroom, the light colors create a luminous place (painting Fauvette, collection Totem, Tollens).
2. Work the color associations in the room
Once his desires are asked, the palette of colors becomes a great playground where we like to have fun with singular weddings full of personality. "One can handle the color with a major color and another one through a painting but also accessories, textiles or furniture, suggests Céline Gerst.If we apply a neutral major tone, an anthracite gray for example, we create a contrast with brighter shades such as almond green or gray-blue, when you start with a beige mastic, you can add a touch of ocher, shades between khaki and yellows that work in camaieu. "
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An example of a marriage of colors with a major hue and spot tones to put it forward.
In the spirit of the times, dark or very marked colors emerge from the shadows and seize the house. "These colors with a lot of character are self-sufficient, says the expert, we are sometimes tempted to marry several shades together but it is not always necessary."
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3. Take into account the light to determine the color in the room
The nuance is fine but it is a key criterion. "The notion of light is very important to decide on color," notes Céline Gerst, "With a north-facing room, the light does not change, the lighting is constant throughout the day. , soothing even if the color does not live with the sun. "
In order to realize the effect of light on color, it is advisable to paint a board or sheet of 50 x 50 cm and hang it on the wall for a whole day. Over the hours, we see the evolution of color.
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4. Choose the color according to the style of the place and its furniture
It is sometimes forgotten but the character of the apartment or house is important to determine the colors of the room and how to apply them. "In a Haussmannian with moldings, the idea is rather to erase all these often imperfect details," says BlackStones' Arnaud Lenoir, turning to colors of his choice, leaving the moldings white to avoid accentuating them. Painting a piece of wall without going to the ceiling will also give a feeling of space to the room.In a loft-style apartment, the architectural elements are strong, we go to neutral to put them forward. "
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In an apartment with moldings, the best is not to paint them so as not to accentuate certain imperfections (a realization blackStones).
Another strong element, the furniture sets the appropriate hues in a room. "In a room with light wood furniture, for example, we recommend soft colors such as pastels," says the interior designer. The essence of the wood, more or less dark, the size of the piece of furniture and its volume, are decisive. In a small room with little light and a large walnut cabinet, we move more towards light colors to avoid darkening the room (unless to want to create a cocoon effect).
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5. Use color to organize spaces in the room
In a room, the color is also intended to structure the room, especially if it houses several spaces in one. "Before deciding on the colors, it is useful to know if the room is only a night spot or if there is also life with a desk, for example, questions Céline Gerst, we can then use the color To organize the space by delimiting the work and sleep area Depending on the volume, create an alcove for the night area or apply a painting as a headboard.
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Color is also useful for delineating spaces and marking a sleeping area (a blackStones project).
With a dash of daring, we also dare the color excessively to draw a cocoon around the bed. "It's interesting to paint the whole room or all the night space with a box effect," Arnaud Lenoir suggests, "in which case the rest of the room must be quite clean."
6. Carefully determine where to put color in the room
Painting in the bedroom is supposed to promote a feeling of well-being and encourage a good sleep. "We like to put color in the headboard to delimit the night area but also to avoid waking up to the shade," decrypts Arnaud Lenoir. Even if she is present, she remains discreet. Another aspect, in a child's room, the color is useful to reinforce a protective side. "In the world of children, painting works on a wall or two walls," says Céline Gerst, "as they like to feel protected, the bed is often placed in a corner, it's nice to work on these two walls. . "
As evoked, the light is also to be taken into account to choose where to put the color. "In any case, it is advisable not to paint the wall of the window that will create a backlight," continues Céline Gerst.In contrast, in front of a window, natural light will play with the hue . "
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By applying color in front of windows, the hue lives throughout the day, depending on the light (a project signed blackStones).
7. Enter all shades of white for a room
It is wrongly thought to be simple and classic, the white holds many surprises. In the room, it is to choose with care, at the risk of having a cold room and unwelcoming. On all walls, a neutral white but also a slightly warmer tone with a touch of yellow are welcome.
White handles with care for successful tones. "White is not always the best way to show off other colors," says Céline Gerst, "for example, some earthy nuances will not stand up to pure white, a bit too brutal. In addition to a turquoise or a red, the contrast with white is wanted, but some light gray can also sublimate other colors and create beautiful associations. "
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8. Set the color of the room according to other rooms in the house
Beyond the bedroom, the color is reflected in cohesion with the rest of the house. "The idea is to keep a chromatic constant, argues Arnaud Lenoir.Although not always in the same range of colors, we can juggle with hues in the dull tone.Using a color chart, we draw red, gray or blue by creating chromatic associations. "
The color creates a continuity between all the pieces. "If we worked desaturated shades in the living room, we apply in the room shades of gray, confirms Céline Gerst.On the contrary, if you want to live bright, saturated, you can have fun in the room with a Caribbean blue and a vitamin orange in the living room. "
In another style, color is sometimes useful for structuring the different spaces in the house. "Another bias is to signify the places by delineating the corner night corner day, continues the expert for Tollens.In the living rooms, there are colors of character and in the night, neutral tones, powdered . "
In the bedroom and the night area, powdery tones bring sweetness.
Although all tastes are in nature, some colors are not recommended in the room. "If everyone has a specific relationship with color, saturated and acid tones are rather to avoid, admits Céline Gerst.They have an exciting effect and they energize the room, it is not appropriate.We will also get tired faster." We abstain on bright yellow, intense orange or bright red, for example.
Arnaud Lenoir of blackStones confirms: "I do not appreciate the bright colors in the room but without choosing neutrals, I like deep shades like deep blue." In general, greens and blues are always nice, they remain a safe bet.