Parma, a boring color, a bit bourgeois, reserved for old ladies? Those times are long gone! Find out instead how to apply it creatively on your walls, with which other colors in particular.
The color parma belongs to violet tones, so it is a mixture of red and blue – but with a greater proportion of blue. It is a shade of the lightest purple family. Like lavender, parma tones no longer shine only in the garden, but have made their way into interiors. This color is ideal for decoration. You can very well paint whole sections of walls with it. However, you must respect the following basic rules: as with all shades of purple, the same goes for parma: do not overdo it. Use this color on your walls sparingly and never paint all the walls in the room parma, but rather reserve it for specific areas to highlight. A wall painted in parma can be particularly elegant if you do not paint the entire wall up to the ceiling or to the floor, but leave a nice white strip a few centimeters wide. Parma can quickly give your space a kitsch look. To prevent this from happening, use this color sparingly. And if your room is rather small, forget it. Parma color is more effective in large spaces.
With which colors to associate parma?
Parma and gray
Parma tones are expressive enough that you need to combine them with other colors. For example, you can design a room all in white and paint wall to wall a parma color. If you prefer to combine this color with another, avoid doing it with black. This combination will seem harsh and unharmonious, at least on the walls of your home. Gray tones, on the other hand, go very well with Parma. These color combinations give good results, your room then takes on a calm and modern air.
Parma and beige
The color cream, beige or the shade “coffee with milk” are also suitable with the color parma. Darker shades of brown, such as ‘mocha’ or ‘tobacco’, can have a noble effect with a rather dark parma – but then your room should have a minimum of natural light so as not to become too dark.
parma and blue
The parma by its composition of red warms the blue colors, which are for the most part very cold colors. This association may seem rather unusual. But again, it all depends on the exact shades of parma and blue. You have to experiment. A pretty light parma can be the most beautiful effect with a light turquoise, too. And in this case, blue is hot…
For which room to reserve parma and with which colors?
In your bedroom, the Parma color will be soothing and calming. You can even dare to combine the color of your walls with that of your bed linen. If you want to achieve a relaxing color and a calm atmosphere in a room, then combine parma with pastel colors or white. For a slightly warmer effect, combine this color with orange, yellow or red.
In your living room, the parma color will evoke a certain elegance. Parma-colored sofas are quite fascinating. If you already have a sofa in another shade, you can decorate it with parma cushions to achieve a chic romantic look. Painting the room of your children and teenagers in parma is suitable for both boys and girls. It is a color that may be appropriate in a room shared by a sibling. You can very well, in a child’s room, associate parma with yellow. It is a harmonious combination. As an alternative to wall painting, you can also use patterned wallpaper or parma-colored wall stickers. You can dare Parma in your bathroom, especially with green. In combination with olive green, your bathroom immediately takes on a little extravagant side. In the same vein, you can imagine parma with gold or silver. These associations can convey an image of luxurious decoration. But here again, you have to find the subtle balance, at the risk of falling into kitsch. You can even dare Parma in your kitchen. Admittedly, it’s an original choice, but it works. Again, also take white and gray to highlight the parma and make it both sophisticated and expressive. You can also add wood, which will marry very well by bringing warmth, comfort and why not a harmonious contrast. Do not we say that the color purple has something majestic? Especially if in your decoration, you associate it with good textiles and objects with impeccable finishes.