The warm colour palette includes shades of red and yellow. They are cosy hues that give off warmth and will look great in big spaces because they add an intimate atmosphere to them. Cool colours, on the other hand, include blues and greens. The opposite of warm colours, they are typically associated with tranquil and quiet atmosphere. In general, cool tones can make a room appear large because they fade into the background.
Are There Rules?
People have access to plenty of design and colour principles that they can use for with colours. However, the spaces and colours we use are increasingly becoming more and more personal. In our quest to create a space that is uniquely our own, we are likely to veer away from long-standing rules on colour.
When we try to visualise warm and cool spaces we normally ask “Is it possible to blend warm and cool hues together in the same space, and if so, how? Sometimes you are able to pull it off without even recognising it. This is achieved by the hue and tone of the colours you are using.
How Are Colours Used Correctly?
Below are a few common colour combinations that show how warm and cool colours can look great together, and really transform a living space beautifully.
Mustards and blues. The warmth of yellow mustard and violet in counter with the cool tones of blue teal and steel can be compatible with an assortment of tones and saturations.
Corals and greens. You can create a beautiful, clean and unassuming vibe by mixing coral and greens.
Neutrals. Warm and cool neutrals when used correctly can never be boring as they can serve as lovely complements to one another. Combining them can create interest and
layers to a room.
Warm and cool neutrals should not be confused with punchy warm and cool colours. There are differences between the two, subtle though they are. Examine them carefully to discern the differences.
To determine what works and what doesn’t, don’t be afraid to experiment and use swatches of colours. It also helps to use resources, such as Pinterest, to find the style and look that appeals the most to you.