Interior Design; importance of the element of colour

by Fitzroy of London

Interior design is a creative discipline that involves the organisation of a particular space for a particular purpose.


Briefly, the purpose of interior design is to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the end user through the organisation of the elements of interior design. 

The elements of interior design can be described as space, light, form, texture, colour, furniture, and objects in the area subject to the interior design.


Colour can be used over an entire space or it can be used to highlight a particular area. Colour can also be used to correct any less than perfect proportions within the space. 

In the image (above), the colour gold has been used to draw attention to the shower fittings and accessories to make a feature of them. The colour used helps create a contrast again the marble, making a design statement through the use of this colour. It is also important to consider the connotations of colours used, gold has connotation of luxury, wealth, eloquence etc., these connotation are suitable for this prestigious project situated within the capital.

From the same project (above), different area, the colour scheme has continued the use of the colour gold. This is effective especially when coordinated with the back wall finish where warmed shades of stone have been used.

However, it should be noted that in both photos, whilst the overall colour is gold, there are various shades included in the project, whilst this can be done for effect, normally it is essential to have the exact same shade (or as near as possible) to effectively be able to use colour in a project to highlight certain areas an features.

A solution to this would be to request a specialist to review the process involved in achieving one colour, to then be able to research whether the same process is available on a different accessory or component. You could then request the manufacturer involved to create the requirement component in the required finish to ensure perfection in your project.

Overall, as we can see, colour is important to highlight a particular area or to correct any less than perfect proportions within a space. Thanks to today's development and innovation in manufacturing, it is now possible to settle for nothing less than perfection in terms of the element of colour for your project.

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