When designing your fitted furniture project, colour is a big part of it. From the external finish to the internals to even the handles, colour is important and worth thinking about.
Colour is everywhere and each shade has a different impact on us from our mood to what we are portraying. Most people will be naturally drawn to a certain colour without even realising it.
Let’s dive into the main different colour palettes and discuss the psychology and it affects us.
White is still one of our most popular colours for fitted furniture, especially in traditional-style homes.
If your home has a lot of period features, you’re in luck with white. As a general rule, the period features found in classic victorian homes suit muted natural colours like powder pinks, creams, greens, or deep and dark shades of purple, brown, and even charcoal.
White is often associated with purity, cleanliness, and virtue. In design, white is generally considered a neutral backdrop that lets other colors in a design have a larger voice. We often use white in Scandinavian design where the customer is looking for a clean and modern look.
For more inspiration and ideas on how white fitted furniture would look, visit our Instagram or Pinterest page.
One, if not the most popular scheme for an interior living space, the neutral palette is both pleasing on the eye and restful.
Neutral colors often serve as the backdrop in design. They’re commonly combined with brighter accent colors. But they can also be used on their own in designs, and can create very sophisticated layouts.
Gray can sometimes be considered moody or depressing but actually can adapt to different styles from modern to contemporary to even traditional.
Light grays can be used in place of white in some designs, and dark grays can be used in place of black.
Our dust grey is currently the most popular door colour in 2020 across all our fitted furniture ranges. Whether it’s a dressing room, wardrobe or home office, dust grey is a safe bet.
Beige is quite unique on the colour spectrum and can change from warm to cool tones depending on the combination of colours in the room.
It has the perfect mixture of warmth from the brown and coolness of white. Similar, to brown, beige can sometimes be seen as dull. Generally speaking, it’s a background colour like white or cream, which works fantastic with a variety of colours.
Cream and ivory are the more sophisicated colours, similar to beige and tan, but with more coolness from the white tones.
They are a great background colour and can evoke a sense of history and quiteness in a room. Ivory can be a ‘safe’ choice but it’s a classic mainly because of it’s calmness and pureness.
In design, both colours give a sense of elegance and calmness throughout a room. It works great with darker colours especially earthy shades of brown.
Red has many different associations from fire and violence to love and passion. Historically, it’s been linked to both cupid and the Devil. Red is such a strong and warm colour it actually has a physical effect on people, mainly raising blood pressure and respiration rates.
When it comes to design, it’s one of the most powerful colours and easy to become overwhelming. It’s a great colour in small doses to portray passion, importance and power. As a general rule, the brighter you go with red it becomes more energetic and the darker you go it becomes more elegant and powerful.
Yellow is a very happy and energizing colour. Often associated with sunshine, happiness, and hope.
When thinking about your fitted furniture, softer yellows work well as a gender-neutral colour. Light yellows also give a calmness and help you to relax whereas the darker you go, the more antique and royal the yellow becomes.
Green has many different meanings and associations. In the corporate world it’s used to represent growth, new beginnings and earth.
The darker greens are extremely popular right now, relating to wealth, luxury, and royalty. Green has many of the same calming attributes that blue has, but it also incorporates some of the energy of yellow. In design, green can have a balancing and harmonizing effect.
Take a look at our latest projects, including many different designs using a team favorite ‘Heritage Green’
Known as the most popular colour for men, it’s often used to present calmness and repsonbility. Most banks’ logos are blue as it’s linked to trust, friendliness and reliability.
Blue can have a huge impact in your design and how your space is percieved. Light blues are relaxing and calm, like the ocean and sky. Whereas dark blues, like navy are excellent for kitchen islands and smaller wardrobes.
Purple has been associated for thousands of years as the royal colour which only the wealthy could afford. Purple is a combination of red and blue and takes on some attributes of both. It’s associated with creativity and imagination, too.
In design, dark purples can give a sense of wealth and luxury. Light purples are softer and are associated with spring and romance.
Black has many different attributes and associations both positive and negative. It’s commonly associated with power and elegance. From a negative view, it’s the colour of mourning and associated with evil and death.
When it comes to design, we use it often to portray sophistication and make an impact against more neutral and softer tones.