The Role of Color in Modern Design

by | Jun 8, 2018 | Home Remodeling

The Role of Color in Modern Design

Does color even play a factor when it comes to remodeling your home? In the home remodeling industry, talk about design functionality can be endless. We want our homes to be user friendly. Remodeling of your kitchen, bedroom, bathrooms, basement, or even your whole house requires a lot of thought and planning to achieve the desired effect.

Roeser Home Remodeling of St. Louis knows that a lot of, and sometimes months of design strategy, go into a home remodel project before the actual project begins. Many choices must be made by the homeowner, including color. Have you ever considered the role that color places when it comes to home remodeling?

Many studies have been conducted on the use of color in all aspects of a person’s life. Color affects a person’s behaviors, mood, thoughts. There are colors that make us happy or bring us down. Color has been proven to calm or excite. At times, color can trigger memories, good or bad, from past events. It is no different when it comes to home remodeling. In fact, every year there are predictions made as to the trending color in home design from Pantone. Designers eagerly await these predictions and incorporate these trendy colors into their home remodel and design projects.

Color of the Year

This year, 2018, the Pantone color of the year is Ultra violet. Here is what is said about it on the Pantone website, “Complex and contemplative, Ultra violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.” Sounds great, right?

Of course, Roeser Home Remodeling knows that in this industry, many more factors are considered besides color predictions when it comes to remodeling your own private space. In the Kirkwood and St. Louis area, many choose to add more natural light into their home remodel project. This too can create a mood for the homeowner. Allowing more natural light into a space can improve one’s overall health and mood. Yet, the role of color in everyday life cannot be denied.

Setting the Right Mood

Marketing and branding experts spend much money on the psychology of color and its role in influencing our emotions, moods, spending habits, stress levels, and perceptions. For instance, it is well documented that the color blue is calming, red energizes, yellow creates optimism, orange is a creative booster, and the list continues. The color trend for 2017 was “greenery” which typically denotes natural, organic, and eco-friendly which is indeed appealing when it comes to home remodeling. This is still a popular choice for many homeowners.

The truth of the matter is, we consider color trends because we want our renovations to be relevant and current. But what really counts is how you, the homeowner feels about it. Will we push a predicted color scheme just because we are told it’s the color of the year? Of course not. At Roeser Home Remodeling, our customers are the top priority. No matter what year or what color is popular, it is your home and we will do all we can to make your home remodel one that will invoke in you a sense of pride and success. Call us today and let us show you how adding more natural light and color to your home remodeling project can be accomplished.

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