Looking to choose the right colour scheme to match the climate you live in? Shaynna Blaze shows you how.
Colour has a major impact on our lives so its important to consider the environment around us, including climate when chosing colour schemes for our homes.
1) Always choose a palate that works with your climate, not against it.
Robyn chose dark warm colours for her home, but it made the space feel hot and oppressive. Colours that sit on the cool side of the colour wheel like blues, greens and even light grey’s are more suited to the Queensland climate… They balance out the heat and recede into the background to create a calm quiet effect. And by painting Robyns house in a single colour, it gave a feeling of uniformity and flow.
2) Where you would choose cool colours for a hot climate, the reverse is true for a cold climate.
Colours on the warm side of the colour wheel like red, orange and yellow can actually make a room feel warmer.. And work well in cold climates.
3) Reds, yellows and oranges visually create a feeling of warmth and comfort,but they’re not for everyone.
Some people can find the intensity of red and orange can make feel irritated even angry.. as these are intense colours to live with.
If bright colour isn’t your thing, you can achieve the same feel by selecting neutrals.. grey tones for cool and brown tones for warm. Then add the matching accessories reds and oranges for warm or blues and greens for cool to create your perfect room.
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