How to use colours in interior design

When you want to furnish a house or renovate some paces, before choosing new furniture or calling in renovation companies, you can try playing with colours.

The three-colour rule

Perhaps the oldest rule of interior design, the 60-30-10 rule divides a colour combination into percentages of colour usage. The main colour should account for 60% of the colour used in the design of the room.

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The main colour will account for about 60% of the colour used in the design and generally includes the colour of the wall and some of the main furniture. Generally a neutral colour such as white or grey is chosen.

The secondary colour will account for around 30% of the room tone and should contrast with the main colour, creating depth, interest and vibrancy in the décor.

Finally we find the accent colour, which will be 10% of the total and has the purpose of giving further contrast to the colour combination: it is generally used for details and to attract attention.

In this project we find this concept explained very well, we see how black and white, combined with shades of grey create contrasts and balances. The touch of pink gives personality and liveliness to the environment.


The meaning of colours

Colour plays a fundamental role in Tonalite’s collections and there are many proposals in the extensive catalogue.

We can choose colours for the various rooms in the house according to the meaning and psychology of the different shades. Every colour has a precise meaning, it transmits different sensations and it is important to know them before deciding how and where to use a specific shade.

In the bedroom or bathroom, it is important to choose colours that help you to relax, that promote rest and relaxation, for example blue, light blue or pastel pink, and to combine them with neutral accessories such as white and grey.


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In the kitchen, however, you can dare to use more vibrant colours, such as orange, which stimulates the appetite and creativity.


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