In the visual identity of the founding day, which the Saudis celebrate today (February 22) for the first time, are two primary colors, and a group of secondary colors; Each of the chosen colors are symbols of the Saudi identity, especially the desert, palms, dates and roses… About some of these colors, and the ways to employ them in interior decoration, architect and interior design architect Fadi Attar talks to “Madam.net”.
Colors of the desert in the modern home
The light yellow color is one of the main colors of the founding day, and it is the most used in interior decoration, according to Attar. Concerning the characteristics of the color that belongs to the earthy tones, Attar says that it “suggests spaciousness, and goes in line with a wide range of colors, rather with all colors, light, dark and even stark, and it fits classic and modern, as well as traditional, décor.” Attar continues to talk about the advantages of light yellow, saying that “it adds more sophistication to the house, especially when it is used on walls and ceilings, and enhances the elegance of the interior.” Of course, it is necessary to add some touches to the main light yellow color, in order to achieve the desired harmony between the furniture loaded with the aforementioned color, in the comfortable and elegant home, and the accessories, such as tables, curtains, pillows, paintings, etc., which can be chosen in other colors, without neglecting the role of lighting Its direct effect is in the light yellow color, and changes to the way it looks.
As for the second color for the founding day, it belongs to the earthy colors, which include: earthy yellow, brown, olive green, and gray tones close to the colors of yellow earth, in addition to beige and light orange. The mentioned colors are used in decoration works and designs for companies, homes and offices, because earthy colors
It gives the place a sense of elegance, attractiveness and sophistication, and it adds to the place touches of simplicity, regardless of the color gradation, and it shows the place as a beautiful painting that draws attention to it, in addition to its ability to impress the house with luxury. Attar says that “the earthy colors, especially the orange-red color in the visual identity of the founding day, fit with the luxurious classic furniture, as well as the “modern” furniture, and impress the place where it settles with practicality, comfort, warmth and tranquility.”
Secondary colors inspired by “Foundation Day”
- Of the secondary colors, a color extracted from palm branches, which is the greenish-yellow (or pistachio) popular in modern home decorations, it enhances feelings of health and well-being, adjusts the temperature, and makes the architectural space seem more large or intimate. Attar describes the color, saying that it “succeeds in making the external nature “live” in the interior spaces, as it is “suitable for use in wide and narrow spaces according to the color gamut and easy to integrate with decorations, whether in furniture or accessories, such as: pillows, candles and bed linen, in addition to Painting the walls.” He adds that “the easiest and preferred way to use the pistachio color is plants that create a sense of joy and comfort.”
- Of the secondary colors, dark red, which some fear to use in the space, according to Attar, even though the color gradient belonging to the visual identity of the founding day is attractive, and is considered a symbol of love, warmth, energy and vitality, and increases joy in the field of decoration, especially when choosing home accessories Color it or accent pieces in the room. However, Attar warns against exaggerating the addition of red to one room in general, and to the narrow space in particular.
- One of the secondary colors, too, is pink, “the color of fashion in the world of decoration,” according to Attar, who says about pink that it is “soft and dazzling to the eye and easy to combine with various colors to add an aesthetic touch to the rooms of the house.”
It is advised not to over-use the aforementioned color, which is suitable for furniture, home accessories, or walls.” On the other hand, Attar points out that the combination of pink and the world of childhood is not eloquent, as there are many ways in which pink can be combined with home decor, while creating an elegant and sophisticated sense. It is recommended to deal with pink as a distinct color, with the use of several gradations of it, and a good selection of complementary colors to pair with pink.