It isn’t always easy to pick the perfect color scheme. Sometimes it can feel like a losing battle, trying to balance everything perfectly, but there are a few simple rules that can point you in the right direction when it comes to picking the right color for your next interior landscaping project. We have taken into consideration everything from weight to warmth, and how to find balance with accent colors.
While it may not seem like it, colors have weight! Darker shades of one color will make the room feel entirely different than the lighter shades of the same exact color. Bright colors draw attention to focus areas. They attract the eye to them, and therefore, attract attention to whatever is around them. Using brightly colored planters in an area you want to draw attention to is the perfect way to guarantee that it is noticed without being too obvious. If what you want to draw attention to is a quirky or standout wall color, choose black! Black emphasizes colors around it, allowing for that other color to really shine on its own.
When warm colors are mentioned, most people think of fall. Crisp burnt oranges, dark reds, soothing Brunswick greens. These colors convey a sense of familiarity that makes any space immediately feel more homey and welcoming than other colors might. For an area that is designed to feel like home, look for these or other earth toned colors. Warm-toned rooms work best when there is a lot of natural light. For rooms that have less natural light, it is better to use warm tones as accents.
Minimalism is a trend that has increased in recent years! Whites and pastels make rooms look infinitely bigger, and in areas where rooms may be small or compact, it can be incredibly helpful to have them appear bigger than they are. If having all white is too clinical and stark, using pastels as accents still gives the appearance of a bigger size while allowing for it to have a slight dash of color. Greys also work the minimalist design idea while still giving a sense of color to the room.
Balance is incredibly important. Too many bright colors can make the room look unprofessional, while too many dark colors can make the room feel drab and unwelcoming. In order to find a good balance, use accents as a middle ground. If there are busy colors in the room, neutral accessories and planters will make the room feel more pulled together. Accessories such as planters can make or break the scheme of the room, so it’s important to remember the 60-30-10 rule. 60 percent of a room should be a dominant color. 30 percent of a room should be a secondary color. 10 percent should be an accent color. This ensures that no one color is overwhelming the others, and planters can be used to encourage different percentages of the colors as needed to give a cohesive look to any room.
Finding the perfect color for a room can be overwhelming, but the best place to start is to determine what the room should feel like. With an idea of a warm-toned room versus a minimalist aesthetic, it is far easier to determine what other colors should be added into the room to guarantee that everything flows. Jay Scotts offers 18 standard colors for our planters that can fit in with any color design, with everything from earth tones, to neutrals, to bright pops of color. For full color variety, download the Jay Scotts catalog. If you are in need of custom color for your Jay Scotts planter, that can be arranged as well. For any questions or concerns, contact Jay Scotts and let us help make your planter process easier.