Color Scheme in Interiors by Maximal Interiors

Did you know that purple is often associated with wealth, royalty, luxury and extravagance or the saying green with envy is probably rooted in the fact that green is associated with money and finances? Colors are an essential part of our life and we at Maximal Interiors truly believe that color is where the brain meets the universe. So we are going to tell you about the color wheel today. The color wheel is the best friend of any interior designer because using our knowledge of it is how we create that perfect balance of components. Now here are the basics to being a pro at the color wheel

The 12 Step path

  • Primary colors are red, blue and yellow;
  • Secondary colors are orange, green and violet
  • Tertiary colors are a combination of a secondary color and a primary color next to it. They include yellow-orange, red-orange, red-violet, blue-violet, blue-green and yellow-green.
Colour Scheme by Maximal Interiors Bangalore

The 12 Step path of colors

What’s the temperature

Half of the color wheel, from red to yellow-green, is considered warm, stimulating, and advancing and the other half consists of colors which tend to recede or are more background and less eye-catchy. In general, it is a good idea to add a pop of warm color to a room done up in mostly cool colors and vice versa.

Beautiful color scheme incorporated in interiors by Maximal Interiors Bangalore

Beautiful color scheme incorporated in interiors

Mixing it right

When decorating any space, choose one of the 12 colors on the wheel and let that be the centre of the space. Now once you have the lead actor, you need the supporting cast and the supporting cast is like choosing whether you drink your scotch with water, soda or cola.

  • Keep it simple, just like water- create tints of your main color by adding white
  • Add some sparkle- play with different tones of the base shade by adding gray.
  • Turn to the dark side- create a different shade by adding black.
Color Mixing in Interiors

Color Mixing in Interiors

Partiality is good

A good interior designer always sticks by the 60-30-10 rule while decorating any space. So 60% of the room which mostly translates into using a dominant color for 60% of the area, 30% is a secondary color and the remaining 10% is for accents. If you want to play it safe, this turns into walls, upholstery and the accessories but if you want your space to be unique and special then let us, your friends at Maximal Interiors help you spread that 60 into the furniture and upholstery as much as adorning your walls.

Don’t be afraid

As a last tip, we will tell you that colors are your best friend when it comes to decorating your space. Often people will tell you that you should not use too many dark colors, or stick to monochromatic schemes and so on. But take this as our last word, you can paint the tiny corner in a deep red and add oomph to the room or go buy that red armchair you loved because we will help you find the elements that ensure the chair looks just right in your room.


Maximal Interiors Bangalore is coming up with series of videos on importance of color scheme for your interiors. Watch maximal’s first video on color scheme here.


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