Live in the colors: the chromatic power of the interiors
The color is certainly the first communication instrument with whom a setting is presented.
A real business card, so essential that there are professional figures, color designers and color consultants, specialized not only in the choice but even more in color design, that is not only chosen, but also much studied and projected in harmony with all the other space elements.
In recent years the color value become totally central and now, when we speak about interior design we increasingly mention the color design. Leaving aside labels and specialization, the widely shared idea is that the color represents an essential aspect of the interior design: an instrument able to play with settings hierarchies and spaces lightening, modulating and transforming them. Not to mention the role since ever recognized to colors about people's psychophysical wellness, whether it is about private places where they leave or public places where they spent a lot of time (like in offices or in other working places).
In these circumstances, the selection of a shade seems to coincide with the act of choosing a life-style, which is equally complex. In fact, the factors that weigh on the effective color rendering are multiple and, accordingly, on their selection. And also the schools of thought about the color meanings in terms of emotion dynamic, both for spaces that for human moods, are really numerous.
Considering colors as an integral part of a furniture planning, interiors and designers can creatively play with them, but they also have to be guided by precise objective and functional parameters on which they must make a careful selection. It is a delicate process, as each color acts in total symbiosis with the space in which it fits, influencing and being influenced by it and interacting with the light (natural or artificial) and the furnishing.
Among the main elements that directly affect the color design, there are the dimension and the environmental exposure, the style of furniture and complements and also walls and floors.
The materials used to make flooring and coverings stands at the centre of the color's play that is the communicative power of every location. A play made intriguing and ductile by the opportunities offered from collections like the one created by DSG Ceramics just to introduce the color in the world of porcelain gres tiles, Krea, later developed on Playone's project, which is larger and newest. In this collection, we connect to the color play the concept of geometric and modulate shapes (like octagons, rhombus and squares...) with which to build the compositions, creating real " environmental issues". The idea is to give to interiors all the instruments to tell a story, the story of the people who leave in furnished spaces, through colors and geometries.
Walls and floors are surfaces that, because of their dimensions, immediately comes evident: their shades could deeply change a space perception. Of course they should be harmonically inserted in the specific setting's continuum, valorizing it and valorizing each other. However this harmony can be projected according to a logic of continuity or, on the contrary, a logic of contrast among the furnishing and the surrounding space. Right here starts the creativeness of designers and interior decorators, who transform walls and floors from simple delimiting and supporting means, to puzzle pieces that narrate people like they were themselves living matter.