Tips for color
All white and minimal interior design was a trend a few years ago, but lately, a decorative element in the space is coming back. With this background, color is now getting some attention again. However, in Japanese residences, natural colors such as white, beige, ivory, etc are still favored and other colors are not well utilized.
The recent trend in color is having not one particular color but rather, it's the color that gives a faded impression or an uneven color. In terms of space, one wall is not painted with one color but it has become the mainstream to combine color with different material textures such as wood, metal, plaster finish, etc. This can easily fit in with Japanese people who find it difficult to handle strong colors and it can readily bring some color to the space.
The color selection of a residence is deeply related to the resident's personality. Color is a valid expressive method to represent the family's lifestyle image, hobby, atmosphere, etc. To be able to do this, it is important to know the sensuous images that colors give.
To apply color to a large area, it is generally good to set the color saturation low and the color intensity high. The color of a space can be categorized into the base color, such as floors, walls, and ceilings. The control color would be the curtains, furniture and rugs and the accent color would be artwork and small articles. The accent color adjustment can be done easily by anybody. On the contrary, Japanese people find it most difficult to choose the base color. However, it is possible to create an impressive space by expressing it with various materials and colors such as paint application, plastering materials, wallpaper, tiles, etc. Rather than combining different colors, if different colors and textures are combined, it is possible to challenge an unexpected color that has never been used before.