How to choose furniture according to your temperament?
Choosing home furniture (bedrooms, kitchens, wardrobes, walk-in closets, hallways, children’s rooms, etc.), most often, we are guided by quality, functionality, convenience, finishing material and price. But when it comes to choosing the color of the chipboard or MDF model you like, we begin to have doubts. And, it seems that we are perfectly aware of the color that will fit the main color scheme of the interior of the room, and realize that we really like it, but at the sight of a lot of different shades, we start to get nervous, and finally get confused.
And if suddenly there is a situation when the finishing of the apartment has not yet been planned, and the furniture for the house needs to be purchased right now? You don’t know what color will be dominant in the interior, and you can’t imagine what kind of lighting will be in a particular room? Yes, at first glance, this task can not be solved without compromising the comfortable and harmonious interior.
It is in this situation that it is advisable to rely on the basic rules of furniture color engineering. These rules are not based on nothing, and have been tested for centuries.
The color of the furniture creates the mood, and if the color is in the interior (meaning the decoration of the walls, ceiling, etc. if it plays the role of the background, then the color of the furniture creates the main, visible spots, directing our feelings in a certain direction.
When choosing the color of furniture for the house, it should be borne in mind that the overall color scheme can create a huge variety of moods: from sweet bliss to violent rage.
But it is not only the color that creates the mood, but also your personal perception of this color atmosphere leads to the final result of your state of mind. Your personal perception depends primarily on what type of psychological personality you belong to.
Thus, we can sum up: the color of the interior creates the main “intuitive” background, the color of furniture and accessories, located on this background, creates a certain mood that we experience (experience), refracting all these feelings through our psyche as dictated by our temperament. It is not necessary to say that a person strives for a comfortable and harmonious mood.
So, how to choose the color of furniture, based on your temperament?
Select the type of temperament.
Furniture for the choleric.
Easily excitable, unrestrained, impatient, characterized by a sharp change of mood. Quick-tempered, sharp, unbalanced. It is characterized by a large number and firmness of aspirations and interests, great perseverance. But often, having got carried away with some business, he leans too much on his means and forces and, in the end, is exhausted. Sociable, often very temperamental.
The color is red. It acts actively, temperamentally, excitingly.
The season is winter.
Compensating colors: blue, red and green mutes, at the same time not leading to passivity, balances.
Interior and furniture.
The main color-blue, as well as white and black-creates a cool color mood. Universal color-black, white.
Fabrics of all materials, plain, thinly colored – from satin, moire, silk and satin to linen and teak.
Cold-luster metals such as silver, chrome, and aluminum.
Wood from a tree of very dark reddish, olive shades with smooth, varnished surfaces. The surfaces can be both silky-matte and polished.
The colors of the furniture decoration on the one hand are energetic scarlet, on the other-in the colors of cold pastels: smooth, cold blue or gray; snow-white, silver-gray, black.
Furniture for sanguine.
Open in communication, often excessively cheerful, excited. He responds with pleasure to everything that attracts his attention, has a lively facial expression and expressive movements. At the same time, it can easily fall into aggression, which is quickly replaced by a good mood. A person – “Iskra” – actively takes up a new business and can work for a long time. He is quick to focus, disciplined. He is characterized by quick movements, flexibility of mind, resourcefulness. Feelings are easy to arise, easy to change.
The color is yellow. Acts on the sanguine Sunny, airy, fun, easy, friendly, optimistic.
The season is spring.
Compensating colors: soft, dark tones can somewhat muffle the gushing temperament of a sanguine.
Interior and furniture.
The main color is yellow, the mood in General is from gentle to lively.
The universal color is yellow.
Fabrics with a smooth and thin surface – silk, linen, velour.
The wood is light in color, in a yellowish version with a slight reddish or brownish tint.
Metals in the form of alloys with a silver-Nickel tint, or a tint of warm tones.
The colors of furniture decoration are predominantly beige, pale green, light brown, and terracotta. A cream-yellow color is well suited, as well as light blue and cornflower nuances.
Furniture for the phlegmatic.
Closed, but at the same time has a high activity, emotionality. It is difficult to make him laugh and upset, he is “all in himself”. In difficult situations, he remains calm. Usually he has poor facial expressions, speech and movements are expressionless and slow. It is difficult to switch attention and adapt to a new environment, conservative. At the same time, it is energetic and efficient. Differs in patience, endurance, self-control. It’s hard to get along with new people.
Color-green. Gives balance.
a) in yellowish shades-friendly, cheerful
b) in bluish shades-promotes concentration.
Time of year for option a) – autumn; for option b) – summer.
Compensating colors: warm red and yellowish-red tones.
Interior and furniture.
The main color is an energetic red, from luminous tones to rich, warm nuances. Universal color-warm coffee with milk, white.
Coarse fabrics that have a lush structure-cotton, tweed, calico, gabardine, brocade and velvet, boucle. The patterns are large, but soft and multi-colored, as well as two-color rough structures.
The wood of the mahogany color, a reddish etching, dark, natural tones. The natural look is better than the polished surface.
Metals of reddish-Golden hues with a matte sheen: brass, copper, bronze.
The colors of furniture decoration range from red-orange to green-blue; cream colors are well suited. Shades are both bright and matte, but in warm natural nuances.
Furniture for the melancholic.
A melancholic person is distinguished by the fact that he likes order both in his head and in the world around him. At the same time, he is not one of those who are called “soul wide open” – he is closed to others. He is overly touchy – hypersensitivity leads to the fact that a small occasion can cause him to cry. Usually he is unsure of himself, timid, easily gives up before difficulties. He is not energetic, easily fatigued, and has little capacity for work. His attention is unstable, and his communication is marked by shyness and shyness. Its advantage is undoubtedly reasonableness, deep analysis of the situation.
Color-blue. Gives melancholic harmony, contentment, relaxation.
The time of year is summer.
Compensating colors are from the red, orange, or yellow range of the spectrum. They give melancholics an impulse to action, activate them.
Interior and furniture.
The main color is blue, the mood is cool, elegant, and fresh. Universal color-cold pastel beige.
Fabrics are light, smooth and flowing-silk, satin, velour, fine linen-in restrained shades. The color of the fabric is emphasized by a small pattern-striped, checkered, and flowered. In the case of a large pattern, you need to stick to pastel colors.
Wood: light yellow white or with an olive, natural shade, possibly with a lacquer coating. Reddish-brown shades will work well.
Metals are silvery, but with a restrained (matte) luster , such as chrome, aluminum, silver, and dark copper.
The colors of furniture decoration are cold shades, gray and vanilla nuances, soft yellowish tones, ruby-red shades.