What is a warm colour?
As the name suggests, it makes one think of sunlight, something that is comforting. On the colour wheel it consists of orange, red and yellow or combinations of these with similar tones.
When choosing paint colours to use for the walls of your home, it is important to be clear about the mood you want to set and whether you want it to feel cosy and intimate or light and airy. This is the reason why you need to know the difference between warm and cool colours.
If you are planning to create a soothing and cosy ambience in your room, warm colours are the way to go.
If you assumed that warm colours only mean reds, yellows and oranges, you are mistaken! Any colour that has an undertone of these colours will feel warm. You can achieve the same effect with warm greens, blues and purples as well.
Keep in mind that warm colours are stimulating in nature and complement black, white, greys and neutral colours. This is why adding a warm colour to a room will help it feel cosier. Once you have decided which colour to pick, you can try a design technique and create an accent wall too.
One of the fastest ways to work a warm colour into your living space is by turning it into a statement piece. Very rarely do we think of green as a warm colour. It is, in fact, a great colour to bring warmth to a living space. Team it up with a neutral warm brown or black to create a sophisticated environment.
You can go through Berger’s Colour Catalogue on our website to explore interior colour shades for your home. Now that you have got a pretty good grasp on how to use warm colours in your living space, it's time to start! Visit any of our paint stores to choose an interior wall paint that works best for you.