Syikin said...

CALL ME CHIKIN!!! I AM WHO I AM... What I Want Is To Break Away From The Pack!!!



I am currently taking my Language and ICT course in UKM Bangi.
Blogging is one of our assignment due to the course requirement.
This is how we expose to blogging and learn on how to create our own blog.
This is my blog which I have created in order to complete my task given.
Yet, I enjoy blogging so much now.

"Live as if you were to die tommorow,
Learn as if you were to live forever..."

your comments are always welcome......

The Day I Lost My Purse!!!


Tuesday, March 3, 2009



The biggest influence on the human state of mind with the possible exception of the weather is colour. We are surrounded by references: "a red rag to a bull", "blue with cold", "green with envy", "in the pink". The psychology of colour and how colour affects human behaviour is now a serious course of study at universities. Hospital rooms, classrooms, fast food restaurants and offices are painted in colours to influence the behaviour and mood of the people who use these spaces. Even the products on the shelves of your local supermarket have been packaged in colours carefully chosen to attract your attention and encourage you to buy. So why are people so hesitant to use colour in their home environments? Why is the neutral space currently the ideal? Why are we afraid of colour?
The first step to relinquishing fear in the use of colour is to understand the psychological effects it has on us. Red is known to stimulate the appetite - so it’s an excellent colour for dining rooms. Both blue and green are fresh and calming. They are the colours of nature and could be popular choices for bedrooms. Yellow and orange are energising like the sun, so are good choices in rooms where your energy may need boosting - the kitchen perhaps. Orange in its toned down terracotta form can be ideal in a home office; it has the energising effect of both red and orange but isn’t so bright that you won’t be able to stay at your desk!
Many contemporary television programmes have made a virtue of the use of bold colours in wild combinations: violet and lime green; turquoise and red-orange; orange and fuchsia. But be careful about casually throwing colours together. Violet and lime green will work because they are complementary colours - they are opposite each other on the Colour Wheel. Likewise turquoise and red-orange. You would think that orange and fuchsia would clash, but because they sit next to each other on the Colour Wheel, they are a colour harmony. It is worth investing in a Colour Wheel (available from most good art shops) to help you see how colours sit with each other before you splash out on several gallons of grapefruit yellow and olive green paint for the bedroom. And really consider carefully whether a violet and lime green living room is something you can live with.
This does not mean to say that dramatic colours do not have their place. Far too many houses are decorated in various shades of beige (I think "taupe" is the current fashionable term although this is being challenged by "string"), and the standard neutral colour for new dwellings is still the veritable magnolia. Subtle, muted wall colours (like off white and taupe) are fine, and very easy to live with. But contrast and enliven them with bright highlights in your accessories and upholstery. Consider a multi-coloured rug, some coloured ceramics or glassware, vivid prints or paintings, or squashy cushions in jewel tones. The overall effect will be airy and soothing yet the flashes of colour can bring in your personality and be your signature touches.
Strong colours are best confined to the rooms that have less usage. Hallways and cloakrooms are ideal spaces in which to experiment. No one spends much time in these rooms, so you can afford to be bold. Just because these spaces may be small or narrow, don’t be afraid of using vivid colour. Sometimes a tiny cloakroom is just a tiny cloakroom, and no amount of white paint is going to change that. Why not emphasis its bijou proportions by painting the space dark burgundy or navy and use lots of white (in the sanitaryware and towels) as the accent colour? A touch of aqua might be the finishing touch. Be like a chef - a dollop of coral, with a swish of aquamarine and a pinch of jade may be exactly the right recipe for your room. The important thing is to consider the quantities. Decide on your main colour and then add carefully selected accents.
Consider the texture of your colours. A bright red dining room can be toned down by the application of various glazes so that its vibrancy is turned to a rich burnish. Bright yellows can be colourwashed over a white base to wash them out. In both cases the original character of the colour is maintained and only its brightness is muted. Colours can be layered for unusual effects. A piece of inexpensive pine furniture can be transformed by distressing it - painting an undercoat of blue, an overcoat of white and then sanding off the white paint on its corners and around its handles to make it look like its an antique.
If you’re stuck for ideas when trying to decide what colour scheme to choose for a room, look at the furniture and objects you want to use. You may have a painting or a rug that can act as your inspiration. Many interior designers build up complex colour schemes from just one item. Look around you - even an old purple vase or the faded red covers of a collection of books can be the starting point of a whole room scheme.
Have fun with colour. Be brave! Be bold!


I love interior design a lot. It’s my dream to become a perfect and innovative interior design. But unfortunately, I didn’t have the chance to further my study in interior design. Therefore, I will always search for the information which related to interior design which will help to enlighten me and cheer me up.
While I am doing the blog posting for Language and ICT course here, I have found some articles for my reading. But there is only one article attract my attention. It is the “THE USE OF COLOUR IN INTERIOR DESIGN” which I am happy to read it. I read it with pleasure as I love to know everything about interior design, especially something to do with colours. Colour is the most important part in interior design as it affects the whole look of the design. The perfect combination of colour will produce a nice view for a design and it affect the mood of one as well.
I have tried the different use of colour since I was in form 3 as I have join a lot of activities which are related to the use of colour. I always help my teacher to paint the wall during my secondary school time. They believe and confident in my combination of colours. Apart from it, I manage to decorate my class using different combination of colours and my class have been awarded by the school as “kelas contoh” as in the best class.
I always dare to try in combining the different colours and I enjoy doing it as it might enhance my designing skill in interior later. Dare to try is the first characteristics that an interior designer should have. So, I always make sure that I am brave enough in the use of colours.
Furthermore, reading this article make me feel relax and release all my stress as it make me close to my favourite interior design and colours. Nonetheless, it exposes me to more information about interior design as well.
I knew that I am talented in interior design and colour combination. This is the only thing that I am confident with. It’s my only strength that makes me feel that I am alive. I truly madly deeply hope some days I might continue my studies in interior design and be an expert in colour combination and design. So I will read more about the interior design while I am waiting for the chance to come. It’s worth. COLOUR….MY INSPIRATION!!!


zainie said...

Hi Sin Gin,

Well, your first posting on reading for pleasure regarding the use of colour in interior design is quite interesting! But I can't seem to find your experience and your love for color in this posting.

I thought you edited this article and then added your own opinion in the same posting and not in a different posting!

Do hope you will not do this again for the coming postings ok!

Dr. Zaini

vaniece said...

Sin Gin said...

olla konichiwa Dr.

I have edited my opinion of the article for the first posting and it is under the article that i have post which entitled "IT"S MY PLEASURE". I have tried my best to fulfill all your requirement. Hopefully u will be hapy to see it.

vaniece said...

olla konichiwa...

dr. i hav try my best to fulfill ur requirement. pls kindly check my 1st posting again.hopefully i hav done everything u want.


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