Color for Interiors

Interior Decorating Home Color Schemes

Color affects everything we do – even more so when working in interior design and decorating.

Color changes our moods, makes us happy or hungry, aggressive or lethargic, so it is vital that you have some color theory knowledge to understand what each color means to help you create and choose successful color schemes for your home, or to do it for others. This includes the meanings, the theory and why we see it as we do as well as the composition and how to coordinate them together to create stylish schemes.

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With a little knowledge, choosing color schemes can be done as easy as 1- 2- 3 by having some knowledge and a process to follow and we are here to help educate you. First, you should register now for your free interior decorating color course. This will guide you through the topics we cover in color for interiors. The great advantage is, it is emailed to you and you then use this website as your learning resource. We have been providing courses online for over 16 years now. Join many of the other happy readers who have changed the way they now look at interior design. Please take a moment and enroll in our free color course.

Then you can come back and enjoy the rest of the website. You should also bookmark this page now as all the topics you need to cover will be accessible from here and it’s free for you to be able to learn to create gorgeous color schemes for any house interior. Home decorating has never been easier.

Color Schemes

We use the color wheel as a tool to show the different relationships and combinations that are possible. We are here to teach you how to create schemes yourself. It’s often easier if you can start by looking at what others are done to provide you with a starting point and some inspiration.


Understanding the history of color sets up any interior designer and decorator above their competition, it provides you with an invaluable background into how it works, why we see it, how we notate it and the psychological responses we feel when exposed to it. An excerpt from the Munsell Color Notation System: The American Artist Albert Henry Munsell published a system in which he proposed a five pigment primary system, the principal hues using green, blue, purple, red and yellow. Read more on the Munsell Notation System

Color Scheme Ideas

If you are here to get scheme ideas. We have a variety of concepts, some from the color wheel and others are simply popular combinations. It’s a great way to get inspiration and get yourself thinking about how schemes go together and observe how interior designers use different techniques for creating their look. View popular color scheme ideas and photos. Don’t be afraid to create your own color schemes, it’s not as hard as it looks.

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There are over eighty pages of content about this subject here on this website. The best way to navigate is to register for the course and it will guide you through the process of learning how to use color for interiors. If you want to navigate yourself, here are some of the topic headers below.

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Color Articles

These articles provide a deep understanding of color, they delve into balance, tone, temperature, juxtaposition, texture and pattern, color and nature, choosing a look and many more great tips and tools for the interior designer and decorator. Here is an excerpt from – The Future of Feature Walls: Once upon a time, the feature wall was just that, a feature, something used to draw our eye to a focal point in a room. Unfortunately, as with every good idea, when everyone jumps on the bandwagon and creates a huge trend and swell of enthusiasm, the feature wall has been the catch cry for clients wanting good interior decorating schemes in their homes. Read more about feature walls.

Interior Decorating Color Ideas

We hope you find what you are looking for if not feel free to use the search function or contact us directly. We know that if you are here looking for ideas, then you may want to follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, and Twitter as we update daily.

There are loads of different ways to get ideas about interiors, find inspirational images or read interesting articles. The world is full of amazing ideas, it’s the ability to understand and manage those ideas to create concepts of your own that we can help you with. Please join us and above all – Have fun!

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