Water colors

Palette


Character

If you try to determine the nature of the colors of the water,they are cool and bright. In nature, the colors of water can be observed in the color of the sky in winter, condensing twilight (pearl blue, lilac-blue), in flowers that love moisture (lavender, bluebells, lilac, light violets, lotus), in the color of ice and water (these are very diverse colors from washed out ultramarine and pale emerald to deep blue and transparent blue shades).



All these colors can be called very soft,blurry, unobtrusive, dim. The human eye rests on them, perceives very well. The colors of water are hue, often heterogeneous, difficult to define in words. The colors of the water are tender, smooth, “thin”, almost always light, transparent.

Perception

Like any other color, the color of waterperceived individually, each person sees in them something of their own. For example, someone primarily reacts to temperature, as a person feels that these colors are cool, and further, it all depends on whether he dislikes the cold or not. color perception can be negative or positive.
Attitude to color may vary depending on different conditions - season, orientation of the room to the cardinal points, etc.

Others in water colors see "water" associations. It again depends on a personal attitude to water, some of them are soothed by the contemplation of water, while others are worried.
Someone else not only sees how much he feels, feels the color. Many feel calm, tenderness, lightness, silence when contemplating water.

For this reason, passionate natures in most cases refuse water colors, motivating this with the fact that the color energy is insufficient, and people who are tired of stress often choose them.
There are people who cannot perceive at allcolors, because they see them too lethargic, pale, boring. There is a general perception: firstly, these are relaxant colors, and secondly, these colors have the ability to move away - objects in this color will be


seem farther than it really is.

In rooms with a small quadrature, this effect of separation of space is used very often.

In the photo below, you can see how the well-used colors of water and thoughtful lighting help to make the room more spacious.

Before you choose water colors for your interior as fundamental, you should make sure that they are suitable for everyone who will use the room.

Stereotypes

There are such established stereotypes about water colors:

- in our climate it is better not to use water colors
- uncomfortable water colors
- old fashioned colors

Fortunately, this is not the case at all:

Yes, indeed, the colors are cool in rainyin colder countries, warm colors in interiors will be more popular. But even in the midst of a gray winter, water colors can be very useful, in particular for urban residents who are tired of constant stress.

To ensure that the room in the colors of the water does not seem too cold, you need to include objects in the sweet and summer palette, as well as furniture made from natural acacia, oak, beech, alder, in the interior.

In the photo below, you can see how oak furniture makes the cool bedroom warmer.


As a rule, the idea that water colors are uncomfortable is closely related to previous stereotypes. But the assertion that a room in cool colors cannot be cozy is also a mistake.
The coolness of the water color palette should not be an obstacle to creating a cozy interior - the general mood of the interior and the style decision are important.
For example, the interior of the children's room in the photo below is made in "water" colors. But the combination of white and purple, as well as the abundance of pastoral decor makes the room cozy and serene.


Indeed, water colors are often used insome old styles. But modern interiors can be made in the colors of the water. With the help of characteristic elements of style, you can emphasize the vintage character of your interior or, conversely, focus on modern forms.
In this photo, water colors emphasize the vintage style.


In this photo we see the interior in a modern style.


Invoices

By its definition, “water” colors favor transparent, smooth textures with a characteristic lacquer-transparent sheen, with gloss.

Texture and roughness usually spoil them, since they drown out one of the main advantages - luminosity, fluidity of color.

The best option for water colors is transparent thick glass (in this case, an excellent imitation of ice or water is obtained), as well as in thin, transparent fabrics (veil, tulle, silk, organza).

You can also pay attention to high-quality glossy plastic, to paints with a silk effect, to paper whose surface resembles tracing paper - it is both rough and smooth at the same time.
Undoubtedly, glossy ceramic tiles will be very good.

Fabrics in water colors are best used smooth, evenfor furniture upholstery. Let there be a more dressed jersey instead of fluffy wool, smooth dyed linen instead of cloth, velor instead of plush. Light glossy shine in fabrics is welcome. Although in matte structures, water colors also look great.

Almost all metals with a shade of "white" or "gray" combine perfectly with the colors of water.