Colour schemes and its importance

Starting from rainbow to sunset to the sky to the attire you prefer to wear, colours are the first thing that comes up in mind and being noticed. Whenever Interiors of a particular house are being made, what color scheme you choose is of utmost importance as that is the primary noticed thing. Colour schemes, when it comes to interior design, are generally used to create cohesion in a single space or building. 

Imagine a house with an open floor plan. What could be the first thing that comes up to your mind? Colour schemes in interior designing can be defined as the choices of the colour displayed throughout a particular space. These colours, their looks can also influence how a person is going to experience in the room. The colour scheme can create your mood, enhance different styles, and bring cohesion to contrast things in a particular area. Many times a color scheme is used to create a visual relationship between two or more adjacent areas or rooms. The most obvious design choices over the last few decades are utilizing an open floor plan for the public spaces in a home. Places that were once walled off from one another are now sharing the same space, even if the functions of each area are different. This is an excellent example of when a colour scheme for a room can create cohesion across multi-functional spaces. Through colour, you can create a design that has a visual relationship between a dining room, living room, and kitchen in a single area. You can also use this idea to create a visual relationship throughout an entire house or in a stand-alone room.

Creating a colour scheme can be boiled down to colour theory. There are many ways to look at colour through the lens of various theories, but it is merely about how colour and different combinations of colour can impact the mood, feel, and symbolism in a particular space.

Imagine the colours in a cold or stark space, one that has little warmth to it. You might picture colours that are shades of white, green, purple, or blue.

Now imagine the opposite, a warm and inviting space, such as in red, orange, and yellow. This is because people interpret the mood of specific colours to be either warm or cool. Many people find that warm colours can bring comfort and an invigorating brightness to a room, where cool colours create a relaxing and restful space.

This colour theory can be expanded into using specific color combinations to create a palette or scheme. One substantial aspect of colour theory is using a colour wheel and the location of colours to create those combinations.

Analogous, monochromatic, triadic, and complementary are all colour combinations created from the colour wheel. Analogous color combinations use three colours adjacent to one another on the colour wheel, while monochromatic ones use shades or complexions of a single colour. Triadic is using three colours across from one another on the colour wheel, essentially creating a triangle shape on the wheel. Primary colours are triadic, including red, yellow, and blue. Complementary colours are generally directly across from one another on a colour wheel. By combining cohesion and colour theory, you can begin to create an informed colour palette for an interior space. The following are the colour according to the priority:

Main Color

Main colour will be the foundation of a colour scheme. Consider the hue that you imagine will be the primary wall colour or used on large pieces of furniture. This color will feed the feel of the whole space and inform the overall mood and style.

Accent Color

Accent colour will work as the second in command of the primary colour. It will help to balance out the palette and allow for visual interest in a room.

Bold Color

When people talk about bringing in a ‘pop of color’, this is the color that you want to incorporate. This colour will lead the eye around a room and can be used to create a focal point in space.

Secondary Accent Colour

A secondary accent colour is used sparingly and often has a close relationship with the bold colour. This is a great option to bring into adjacent spaces in an open floor plan.


These are classified as grey, beige, or cream colours.

All these are the colours in the color scheme. These colours can shape a lot many things and also define the mood and experience.

With the proper knowledge and experience of using these colours, one can do wonders.