Green


Green is a secondary colour created by mixing yellow with blue. Green shades are elegant, universal and clear. Green evokes the feeling of safety, balance and focus. It helps you unwind, calms and relaxes. Useful in frequently used rooms. It is good for the heart, regulates blood circulation and helps in deep breathing. Clear, pure green is used as a balancing colour. Green may be warm or cold - from pistachio through saturated grassy green, malachite, olive and coniferous trees. Recommended to the overactive, people with difficulty making decisions and keeping clarity of thought. It boosts optimism, belief in oneself and others. Not recommended to people in need energy for action, it increases boredom, slowness and passivity. Pairing two of shades of green - one from the palette of delicate colours and the other from the vivid palette looks interesting.

It is a good idea to use subtle, bright shades of green in the bedroom because they are great for relaxation. Also ideal for offices as this colour stimulates memory. It is a good idea to pair these shades of green with white, cream colours and ivory and delicate yellows. It strengthens the character of the room if it is decorated with wooden furniture. And coating the furniture with a colouring stain varnish will give it individual and original style. You can pair delicate shades of green with turquoise or pink to highlight them; it is and ideal combination for a children's room.

Dark shades of green create unique mood and depth. Being intensive colours, it is better to use them as a decorative addition, e.g. by painting a single wall or a 10 cm wide strip just below the ceiling around the whole room. Such a shade of green ideally harmonizes with shades of pink, with pale and dark yellow and azure. When paired with vivid red, orange and brown it produces an intensive combination. Such combinations are good for halls. Green applied on the facade of a house submerges it into the garden; it will be a pleasant memory of summer on winter days. This colour on the facade can be contrasted with red or yellow additions on the roof, doors and window frames.

Turquoise is green with the dominant addition of blue. It is a good idea to combine it with pale shades of pink and with grey or highlight with orange or brown.
Olive is green with the dominant addition of yellow. Can be combines with brown and azure or highlighted with violet and red.

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. Pink is a secondary colour, the combination of red and white. It express constancy, moderation and self-control. It adds warmth to the room being designed and is good for bedrooms. It should not be used excessively, though, as it may exert physical fatigue. It combines softly with white, cream, grey and brown. Pink may be highlighted with green. Such a pairing may resemble a spring garden and is great for the living room which would look good with dark brown furniture and ornamented fabrics or pictures. All these would make the room more elegant.

Blue is one of the primary and cold colours; it is refined and subtle. It regulates sleep but also stimulates your brain to work. It brings calmness and inspires. It symbolizes seriousness and trust, especially dark blue and is associated with intelligence and stability. Recommended for psychically exhausted and for the people in need of calmness and relaxation. Not recommended to depressed and angry.
Ability to make room optically bigger is an advantage. Useful for small rooms. Ideal for a bedroom, office and children's room. Not recommended in the kitchen as it is regarded as a colour that suppresses appetite.

Violet is a secondary colour created by merging azure with red. It is a colour with a big range of shades from dark red, blackberry up to plum-coloured violets. It depends on the level of dominance of red or azure. The palette of violets of course includes delicate shades with addition of white such as lilac or lavender. It is beneficial for the functioning of the brain and also stimulates the nervous system. A violet room increases imagination and creativity. It is a good choice for people who want peace, silence and quiet; it makes it easier to understand your own needs and feelings. Inadvisable for the oversensitive, people longing for acceptance and in need for friends, for people with low self-esteem. Deep violet suggests wealth and its light shade - romanticism, delicacy, subtlety. When combined with brown and beige - it is associated with the earth colours and a hint of mystery; it creates a joyful atmosphere when paired with green. Violet and pink is an extremely feminine combination. Lavender is a sign of elegance.
Intensive dark shades of azure paired with white or violets on walls create the character of depth and strength, and ideally stimulates for work. Dark blue with metallic silver is associated with elegance. When paired with orange or red, it will saturate the room with intensive, joyful colour, good for children. Paler shades of a blue palette paint that are ideal for relaxing and calming down can be combined with white, beige or cream colour. You can highlight such a light azure with green or brown to achieve stronger effect, thus making a room look more prestigious. Blue ideally harmonizes with patterned rugs or drapes.

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