Yellow and red


Yellow is one of the primary colours and is classified as a warm, friendly, cheerful colour. It drives off fatigue, delicately stimulates. It stimulates the operation of the brain, improves thinking and memory. It is the colour of science, intellect and optimism. It means hope and luck. It is great for lighting up rooms, it's useful in the interiors with small amount of daylight, oriented to the north and east. It is best to use pastel shades on large areas as too saturated colour may irritate. Yellow walls create bright background and are a great base for pictures and ornamented, patterned fabrics with intensive colours. It is great in combinations with red, orange and delicate shades of green. Can be contrasted with black, grey and blue.

Bright yellow, also called lemon yellow as well as all cream hues are clear, bright and lightening colours. It combines great with green, white, azure and grey. Red, violets and warm azure can be effectively contrasted with yellow. They are best for dining rooms, living rooms and bedrooms. It harmonizes well with modern glass and metal furniture. All types of plush and fleece accessories in the form of soft pillows are an interesting and original addition to this type of furniture.

Intensive hue of warm yellow resembles amber. It creates transparent interiors with a delicate hint of gold, giving them the feeling of warmth ideally suited for a bathroom. It can be also used in kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms. It is a colour from the traditional, oldest decorative palette. When combined with classic furniture the interior becomes more refined and deeper. Warm yellow looks great with thick, dark drapes. A contrasting combination can be created when coupled with intensive shades of red, blue and green. Combination with turquoise is very striking but may be tiring. The play of yellow and grey, light brown, celadon or lavender produces milder effects. Yellow strengthens the nervous system, the functioning of liver and pancreas. Good for people who need a shot of self-confidence and will to make decisions. Not recommended for the people sensitive to criticism, feeling lack of stability.

Red is one of primary colours and is classified as a warm colour. Using this colour in an interior increases physical activity, inspires and makes you feel good. It increases heart rate, blood circulation, builds up the organism and increases strength. Red is lively, visible well and stimulating, gives character to a room. Recommended for the exhausted, languid, lacking in willpower, for people thirsty for success and sensual experiences. Not recommended for people with chronic fatigue syndrome, hypertension and people exposed to serious stress. Intensive and optically deep red makes room looks smaller and strongly acts on the space. It is good for colour patches and strong accents in an interior. It is an ideal colour to apply in a hall. Should not be used in rooms where concentration is required. Red increases appetite so it is a good idea to apply it in kitchens and dining rooms, also in subtle and delicate shades. Bright tones of red give a room the feeling of warmth ideal in a bedroom and children's room. Living in such interiors is good and makes it easy to relax. It is a good idea to pair milder reds with green and yellow colours and azure-green as an ideal colour pairs for children. Intensive, vivid red harmonizes with azure-grey, cream and bronze, and strongly contrasts with green, yellow and azure.

Pink, peach and beige belong to the very rich palette of pastel colours. They are bright, calm colours with a big share of white. They can be used in all rooms and freely combined with other colours, especially with primary colours that made up a rainbow. They can be used in rooms we want to revive, e.g. children's rooms as they are a great contrast to pastel colours. Peach is the result of combining orange with white. This colour encourages people to think or talk. Its innate warmth creates a cosy character of a room and has a great influence both on work and relax. Great for bedroom, living room and children's room. You can pair it with a light shade of "grassy" green or light brown to lightly soften the warmth of peach and give it a more noble character. Peach can be also used to make other colours warmer, i.e. azure or peacock blue that highlight the paste tone of a room in an interesting way. A room painted peach will look noble matched with white or brown furniture. Such room could be additionally decorated with patterned accessories for pillows on a sofa.

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