There are many rules to interior design. There are rules about prints, furniture alignment, placing carpets, and lighting among many others. While interior design can be an artistic expression, it has been bound by rules based on the designer’s experiences as earning professionals. Rules are supposed to make things more systematic and organized; however, whenever someone disproves a rule, it becomes a myth. Let us take painting the interiors of an apartment as an example. We hear a lot of guidelines and do’s and don’ts about choosing the colors of the walls and the ceilings. But do these rules still apply today? Here are a few of these interior color myths you need to know before that next apartment remodeling project:
- Dark wall colors make rooms feel gloomy – While it is true that a room as dark as a cave is depressing, you should not make a room dark by its wall paint. Moreover, wall paint alone does not define the overall feel of a room. You can correct this myth by using dark paint in rooms that have lots of windows. This way, natural light may balance the darkness in the walls and accentuate the furniture and lighter trims.
- The ceiling should be painted white to make a room look brighter – Thinking about it, this actually makes sense since white paint reflects more light. However, in doing an apartment remodeling project, you are most likely concerned about space limitations. Coloring your ceiling with a different color will make it more interesting and shift the attention upwards, therefore making the ceiling look higher. This will instantly create a bigger illusion to any room.
- Every room needs to be painted a different color to distinguish it from the rest of the house – This is a myth because making a room individual from the rest of the house does not depend solely on painting the walls in every room with different colors. This will make it feel like entering a circus, don’t you think? Just set a particular theme and choose different tones of different wall accents to make each room distinctive from the rest.
Over time, some rules will become myths based as designers disprove traditional renovation norms. When remodeling your place, you should not be bound by obsolete rules like these. Do your research, consult a designer and make your remodeling project as up to date as possible.