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Besides establishing an appealing connection between objects, colour is responsible for setting a mood in a space. Choice of colour depends on the psychology and mindset of the inhabitant and the intention of the room. While some colours promote relaxation and health (greens), others can help create energy and passion (reds).

Although broadly classified into primary and secondary colours, they can also be subcategorized into tertiary, complementary, analogous and monochromatic.

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An interior designer must consider colour’s three distinct characteristics when performing permutations and combinations:

  • Hue: The actual pigment or colour of the light (warm hues come forward when cool hues recede; dark hues come forward when cool hues recede).
  • Value: The amount of white (tints), dark (shades) or grey (tones) present in a colour.
  • Intensity: How dark or light a colour is.