The ten most common mistakes we make when choosing colors for inside our homes

The decision of which colors to choose for an interior is one of the most important steps in an apartment's design. The proper color combination influences an apartment's atmosphere as well as your mood.

Bright Side shares with you the most common mistakes that people make when choosing colors for their apartments.

Mistake #1. Whiter than white

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A completely white interior will look too boring, and that's why it's better to add some vivid accents. White goes well with any color, so why not?

Mistake #2. Incorrect color zoning

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In an open-plan apartment, many people decide to use color zoning. This means dividing the walls into zones by using different colors. It often happens that an apartment doesn't really need this division. If you decide to zone your apartment, make sure you really need it and do it properly.

Mistake #3. Chasing trends

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When chasing various trends we often break basic design rules. For example, the lack of contrast in a beige room can create a feeling of living in a box, and it will look boring. 

Mistake #4. Lighting changes colors

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It's important to remember that natural lighting affects the room's color during the day, and artificial lighting - in the evening. That's why the overall impression of the room's color changes. When choosing colors - especially if you choose dark ones - don't forget about the lighting.

Mistake #5. The floor goes last

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Choose the color and the material of the floor together with the room's color and plan. The floor attracts a great deal of attention visually, and its color influences the whole impression of the interior as well as the room's atmosphere. The same goes for the ceiling. 

Mistake #6. Incorrect distribution of colors

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If you want to combine several colors, don't try to use them in equal proportions. You should give priority to one of them, and use the others to add accents to the interior. The main color should occupy at least 60% of the space.

Mistake #7. Incorrect combination of contrasting colors

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Trying to play with contrast is walking a fine line between a stylish decision and bad taste. Such an atmosphere doesn't let you relax. On the contrary, it can annoy you. In addition, there's always a risk that you might pick colors that'll look awful together.

Mistake #8. Monochrome interior

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It's better to stay away from a monochrome interior. Use your favorite shade to add accents to walls, furniture, and other interior design items. Some bright accents placed here and there will create a better impression than if the whole room is in one color. 

Mistake #9. The combination of colors

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All of the interior design items should complement each other as well as the room's interior in general. By choosing vivid colors for walls and ceilings, you risk losing the style of the room and making it tasteless. 

Mistake #10. Vivid colors

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It's not recommended to use overly vivid colors, because they can irritate the eye. If you want some bright colorful accents in your room, just remember there shouldn't be too many of them. Keep things in moderation, and you'll create a wonderful atmosphere in your apartment.

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