I came across this graphic along the way and out of all the color graphics I’ve seen, this is the only one that I use.
I’m not a fan of those graphs that say, “use blue will help you relax” or “red will make your heart pump faster” or even “use yellow to create energy in a room.” That’s all fine and dandy and very 101.
When it comes to designing color palettes for the home, those other charts are great to get you pointed in the right direction but what matters more, are people. You have to respect culture and religion when designing a color palette for the home. Suggest the wrong color and you can offend. Choose a color for the bedroom that means death to a culture and well, you’re dead.
Color Experts need to know the colors so well that THIS is what matters when looking at your paint fan deck not the fact that blue is just so darn pretty because in the Middle East it may represent mourning and that would be unnecessary fail.
So people, know your colors, know your clients, know your cultures and religions THEN start designing your color palettes. Here is a chart that will get you there. Isn’t this great?
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