When you’ve completed your initial pencil sketch and are considering color, keep the majority of your furniture white. Let the colors you use determine light and shadow. Rather than beginning the coloring phase with a range of colors, begin with just one or two, and work your way from there.
Varying colors in background and foreground elements add more realism. For even more profound results, intersect the two elements intentionally. This is referred to as forcing the shadow. Another element of color to consider is luminosity. Light colors and strong, vivid colors appear to be illuminated,or glow, when they are surrounded by darker values or put against toned backgrounds.
While most individuals focus solely on the depth of space, experienced interior designers know the right application of color conveys emotion and tells a deeper story that allows the viewer to imagine themselves in the space they’ve yet to create.