To paint with passion

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Interior design and color assessment

By Jorge Enrique Ruidíaz

You do not have to be a renowned artist to paint furniture, a room, a house or a building. All you need is passion. Start with a plan when considering the ambience you wish to create. Think about the furniture and fixtures you already have and those you need to acquire to complete your vision with all its detail.

You must be very attentive when it comes time to making decisions as your plan proceeds. This is important when you discover your design elements do not complement each other or you unexpectedly come across a fabric or special piece of furniture you

Lego Room; Jorge Ruidíaz para Ambientes Casacor (Photo/Foto: Jaime Justiniani).

Lego Room; Jorge Ruidíaz para Ambientes Casacor (Photo/Foto: Jaime Justiniani).

simply cannot live without which you suddenly must include in your project.

Here are a few examples of color schemes and designs to inspire you:

Lego Room – strong, pure colors to design with style

Take for example a pure and intense shade of blue. It can be used either to call attention to something or as a neutral background to highlight other items. If we add cream or white elements, we can balance the intense dark of the blue adding layers of depth to the space. The advantages of using an intense color like blue is that is can lend your décor a modern or classic touch because it is a color found in nature. Pure colors highlight the lines of a minimalist style and emphasized design.

Paper Room; Jorge Ruidíaz para Ambientes Casacor (Photo/Foto: Jaime Justiniani).

Paper Room; Jorge Ruidíaz para Ambientes Casacor (Photo/Foto: Jaime Justiniani).

Paper Room – pure colors to achieve tranquility

Shades of black or white combine well to create a sense of serenity. They boost confidence and promote restfulness. The combination is often associated with modern décor, but if used in a classic setting, it will add a high level of drama to a room. Either can be combined with neutral tones like creams, greys or even chocolate adding details in vibrant fashionable colors like apple green, red or orange. Black and white shades are fun to use as reflective surfaces to bounce colored lights off.

Barcelona Room -attention- getting colors with personality

Strong, theatrical colors full of contrast are related to luxury, royalty or the sacred. That is why these are usually reserved for the elite or the daring. You have to be slightly

Barcelona Room; Jorge Ruidíaz para Ambientes Casacor (Photo/Foto: Jaime Justiniani).

Barcelona Room; Jorge Ruidíaz para Ambientes Casacor (Photo/Foto: Jaime Justiniani).

eccentric and astute in order to pull these off well. While many consider using strong tonalities to be extravagant, they reflect strong individuality and a confident personality.

These colors must be complemented with clear or contrasting tones in order to create depth and three-dimensionality in a space. You do not need to paint the walls with these shades but think about using them on furniture or fixtures. Think about the use of color as scenography. The idea here is to create drama, but remember drama cannot be created out chaotic, clashing styles.

However you choose to proceed, do so only after careful consideration of colors, furniture and fixtures and how they will combine. Do not just place things “just because.” Your final result will show your careful planning and efforts.

For more information, contact Jorge Enrique Ruidíaz at 6676-5941 or jruidiaz@cwpanama.net.

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