Choosing the colour for a designer chair requires careful thought. The versatility of white can offer many advantages.

Furnishing a house or office with coloured designer chairs can make a difference in terms of quality and harmony and provide finesse with original good looks. From this point of view it is not enough to consider the albeit essential quality of the materials used, but attention must also be paid to selecting the colour that best represents the identity of the room to be furnished. This is not always easy because every colour has different characteristics that can enhance or penalise its surroundings.

Colours “speak”
When choosing colours for designer chairs it is essential to assess several aspects, considering particularly the needs and intentions of those who will live with them. Colours have the power to modify and filI rooms also in terms of communication. Light colours are more suitable where space and light are at a premium; on the contrary, dark colours tend to bring intimacy to large rooms. Warm colours such as yellow, red or orange give a positive touch, passion and energy, whereas cold ones such as the different shades of green or blue communicate vivacity, relaxation and wellbeing.

The mix and match dilemma
In all cases we need to carefully assess the context in which the chairs will be used and select matches well, coordinating carefully and avoiding a ‘harlequin’ effect. Green, for example, goes perfectly with red and the different shades of blue, brown or pink; red is a good ally of gold, blue, white or green; pink goes well with wood or white furniture. When possible, a good way to get round problems relating to matching (never simple) is to opt for neutral colours, such as black or white: elegant and refined, they can be matched with practically any shade.

The advantages of white
However, if the sombre effect of black means it must be used carefully and sparingly, perhaps to break up the monotony of a total colour effect, white designer chairs can be used more freely and in different contexts, contributing to creating the effect of space and luminosity in smaller rooms or giving a fresh, spring-like touch to outdoor areas. It can be part of a total white environment, where it will add a little more brightness and linearity, or it can be matched with darker colours, creating contrasts and providing a modern, chic air, or it can stand in a more classical ambience, perhaps in a décor featuring curtains, rugs or vases in delicate pastel shades. The only thing that could be described as a problem? Compared to other coloured designer chairs, white ones require more time for care and cleaning, like all light-coloured things, because soiling and stains are more easily seen than on other colours. If you can overcome this obstacle, white could be the simplest solution where a sober atmosphere is required in which the balance and harmony of a room are maintained without forgoing style.

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