Which colors will make the interior fresher and richer: tips for renovation

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Simple color changes can truly enhance the interior

Experienced interior designers know that sometimes you don't need to undergo a full-scale renovation to completely change the character and mood of an interior and even make it look more visually luxurious. Often, this task can be accomplished with small cosmetic changes, such as adjusting color nuances.

Best Life asked experts about which shades can help transform a home. They provided some simple tips that will not require much time, money, or effort but will have a maximum impact.

Paint the front door black

Black is a versatile color suitable for most styles and decorating options for a space, including the entrance area. Black works well both outside and inside the room. For instance, painting the doors to your apartment black can be an elegant choice. You can even opt for a single-sided painting if it is more suitable, such as the entrance side or the porch, which can set a stylish tone before your guests enter your home.

Choose golden accents

Golden colors are often associated with wealth and luxury. However, you don't need to turn your entire home into a gilded palace to create an impression of an upscale interior. Simply choose golden accents like picture frames, lamps, candlesticks, decorative dishes, and more. Gold sockets and switches can also be an interesting choice, adding a bold and unique look compared to standard white ones.

Incorporate greenery

Regardless of your interior style or color scheme, you can easily introduce soothing greenery into your home by adding a few indoor plants. Indoor plants not only enhance the coziness of a room but also bring a touch of luxury. Opt for plants that require minimal care, such as sansevierias or zamioculcas, which thrive even with neglectful owners. You can also decorate your home with fresh bouquets or invest in high-quality artificial potted plants.

Keep large furniture neutral

Brightly colored large furniture pieces like sofas, wardrobes, or kitchen sets might catch the eye, but they can visually overwhelm the space and sometimes appear too flashy, diminishing the overall interior's quality. Experienced designers recommend keeping large items neutral with colors like gray, white, beige, and so on. Neutral colors in large pieces convey simplicity and elegance and can complement a wide range of colors. Plus, it's easier, faster, and more affordable to replace colorful elements like sofa cushions or dishes when you want something new and vibrant.

Be bold with the walls

While neutral colors are often the best choice for walls, you can use a broader palette and play with different shades. For example, colors like charcoal gray, navy blue, or soft gray-brown can be less clichéd than pure white or soft beige while not becoming overly dominant accents. Complex shades of basic colors can create a sophisticated and luxurious backdrop against which other interior details shine. Additionally, darker neutral colors add depth and ambiance to the space.

Ditch the red brick

Red brick elements are a popular decorative technique, especially for loft-style apartments, accent walls, or fireplaces. However, this approach to design is so common that it has become a cliché and is often considered a lack of taste. You don't have to abandon the idea of "brick" elements in your interior; instead, explore other shades of this material. Consider light gray, white, beige, yellow, and black options, as there are plenty to choose from. Such an update will appear more interesting and refined, making your space feel more "expensive."

Previously, OBOZREVATEL discussed simple rules that can help you quickly refresh any interior.

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