You don’t have to be an interior designer, let alone understand color theory, to realize the importance color plays on your mood. Bright colors (such as yellow and orange) act as instant mood lifters, while darker colors (like green and blue) might allow for a more calming effect.
Architecture and interior designer Dmitry Reutov understands the importance of color, which is why color is the main ingredient when it comes to his designs.
“For me, color is one of the most important, basic, and inspiring interior design components,” he relayed once in an interview with Nueve 36am. “Color is able to change any room and make it what you want and dream about.” His color choices, far from being traditional, are meant to evoke emotion. But incorporating such dramatic color palettes took some practice and experimentation.
“Thanks to my experience, my perception of color has changed throughout time and I’ve started to incorporate more and more bright colors instead of going for standard shades,” reflected Reutov.
His bold color choices stand out especially in an interior he designed for an apartment in New York. The 55-square-meter space was designed for a young couple that commissioned the architect to create a vivid and moody space. For Reutov, this meant using different hues of color to create a tropical-like environment that is very much alluring.
According to Reutov, he is inspired by nature on the one hand and ancient architecture on the other. “In addition, I am fascinated by museums, Mexico’s and Morocco’s traditional architecture, their bright colors, bamboo forests, plus Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, and its cosmic landscapes,” he noted. These inspiration sources add a distinct flavor to his interior designs, a flavor that is both appetizing and highly Instagramable.