Colour in the Garden Room
Considering a garden office or garden room to ease the homeworking situation? There are so many choices when it comes to a garden room and clients always come to us after looking at the plethora of square and rectangular garden rooms only to find a unique charm in the change of shape.
But it’s not just shape that can enhance the experience of working in your garden room.
Here are five things to look out for when choosing a colour scheme for your garden room:
- Choose a colour which suits the size. Dark colours on walls give the illusion of bringing them closer to you. Thus, the room seems smaller. Choose dark colours only in larger spaces, or just on one feature wall.
- Choose tones which are complimentary. Select two colours from opposing sides of the colour wheel (two warm, two cool) and have some fun with your garden room! You can often find example of complimentary schemes in nature. We have illustrated the electric blues, teals and burnt orange from a kingfisher on the above mood board. Your two complimentary colours work with all neutral shades. (Browns, greys and beige).
- Work with your existing property. Do you have a style of window/door in your existing home which you could colour match? Many clients like to paint their windows in the same shade. Traditional sage greens for windows look wonderful in a Garden Room.
- Colour psychology – create the right atmosphere. Colour can enhance or disturb the mindset of the occupant who’s spending time in the garden room. For example, red will increase the heart rate and make one want to spend just small windows of time in there. Greens and blues are soothing, they are ideal for longer periods of time. (Perfect for a meditation room or therapy studio); Orange increases the appetite! Excellent news if your garden room is a dining room!
- Tie-in the blinds/curtains and soft furnishings. If you are furnishing your garden room, take time to incorporate the colour scheme into these fabrics or vice versa. For example, if you have Floral curtains, you can pick out the shade of a light green stem and use that either on the walls or as a block colour on cushions and throws.
We LOVE colour – so we are happy to compile some colour schemes for you whilst your Rotunda garden room is in production. A complimentary interior design service is something many of our clients have felt is valuable so feel free to contact us if this is of use to you too.
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