How to use the power of color in furniture production

A more attentive look, to colors in furniture production, was stimulated by the recent need for social isolation, a context that made possible a more meaningful experience of residential spaces.

It is common for environments to become monotonous over time, as users evolve, grow, and develop. The spaces must follow this movement, and the use of color gives life, more personalization to these environments.

Andrea Chapira, architect and owner of Uêbaa Design, emphasizes: "Colors are essential to the interior design. According to the feeling we want to convey, we can use more or less color. In play rooms, for example, more vivid colors are welcome to stimulate the children's development. For newborns' rooms, which demand quieter spaces, pastel and neutral tones are the most appropriate."

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Color psychology in furniture production

Colors influence human beings, both from the physiological and psychological point of view, stimulating all senses by generating sensations, emotions, and sensory reflexes, for example.

Colors act on the human subconscious, being used since the beginning of history, by ancient civilizations such as China, India and Egypt. Colors, associated with shapes and textures, are loaded with meaning and sociocultural symbolism.

Nature is pure color, and it is when interacting with the environment in which he lives that man can retrieve memories, from the reproduction of shades that refer to the waters of the sea, to the sunset, to winter or summer, among other references.

Andrea Chapira points out: "Candy-colors are very much in demand, especially for furniture, for presenting softer shades and thus allowing a longer use of them. Stronger colors can be used in decorative items, such as bedding, carpets, pillows, among others. It is common for the colors in the furniture to be worked into the fronts of drawers, handles, and frames, bringing more charm and life to the decoration".
When developing furniture projects, the study of colors is a step that must consider the functions of their use, as well as the users' personal demands and the decorative style of the environment.

The colors in furniture production must be established from the briefing, a tool that allows agreeing, with the client, the parameters to be considered for the choice not only of colors, but also of the most appropriate materials and finishes.

Scandinavian style: colorful furniture as a highlight

In times of home office, the Scandinavian style is on the rise, for working the basis of decoration with neutral colors, generating more organized, clear environments that refer to tranquility.

This type of decorative style can become very impersonal and cold if it is not worked with points of color that bring more movement and depth to the environments.

A green sofa, a yellow sideboard, chairs with colored upholstery for the dining table, can be good options to break the impersonality, without generating unpleasant visual noise, especially for integrated environments.
Thus, the colors in furniture production cannot be thought of in isolation, but rather considering the other items that make up the entire decoration.

The Theory of Form, also known as Gestalt, understands that the human visual perception of environments is the result of all the small interactions of shapes, colors, and textures that make up the space.

Colors in furniture production: the importance of lighting

The colors in furniture production must be thought in conjunction with the lighting specified for both the environment and the furniture itself. How will these colors be perceived at night, for example?

Andrea Chapira shares: "Indirect lighting is very present in the furniture of Uêbaa Design, because besides complementing the general lighting of the room, it allows the creation of "scenes" that help different moments of use of the furniture. For example, an articulated light fixture, at the head of the bed, stimulates reading and allows children to use this resource with more autonomy. The led strips in niches, on the other hand, bring a warm, playful and inviting atmosphere, allowing the imagination to fly".