S A T U R A T I O N - it is the intensity or purity of a color is known as saturation. While hue stands for a color, saturation is the intensity of a hue. High saturation on a Christmas card might make the recipient feel cheery, but it might not work as well on a wall.
Colours play trick with our minds, and can do wonders to our interiors. Colors give us various feelings, some make the space looks bigger and the ceiling higher, some achieves the exact opposite. From wall paint to furniture, it is important to choose the right colors in order to visually enlarge our space, especially in Hong Kong where it is known for tiny apartments.
For a small space, it is wise to apply colors that give a 'receding' feeling. Such feeling can be achieved by a color high in value, low in saturation and is a cold color. You'd want to avoid warm colors that are rich in value and saturation, such as red and yellow. These colors look as bright and hot as the sun, making us feel suffocated and squeezy. Besides wall colors, the same goes for choosing curtains and artwork to be hanged on the walls.
↑ 為小房間推薦的冷色系牆面顏色／Cold colors recommended for a small apartment
Comparing the two photos below, which wall seems closer to you?
↑ 暖灰色房間看似來大一點／The Grey room appears visually bigger than the red one
Another typical housing problem in Hong Kong is the low ceilings in many apartments. Luckily this can also be solved by playing with the right choice of color. When we choose our flooring, it is important that we understand the magic dark colors give us. Dark colors, such as dark brown, not only is it a popular choice used in many apartments in Hong Kong, it is also a color that gives off a ‘falling’ feeling. Dark colors are able to shift our focal point downward to create an illusion of a bigger space.
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Now that we’ve learned a bit about choosing the overall main colors for our homes, we will talk about the secondary focus which is choosing furniture next time! For now, maybe we can start paying some attention on all the colorful objects around us, and thinking about how they make us feel!
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