Colour affects everything we do. You may not realise it, but the influence of colour can play a significant part in the way we act and the everyday choices we make.
One of the most powerful effects colour can have on us is the way it impacts our mood. When it comes to decorating, this makes choosing a colour for your home an important task – not only do you want to make sure you create the right look; you’ll also want to create the right feel.
The Living Room
Did you know that using shades of purple in the living room helps to elicit feelings of relaxation and comfort? This warming colour makes the ideal choice for any lounge, helping you to take it easy on the sofa after a long day at work. For those with French, patio or bi-fold doors in their living room, why not consider our bespoke door blinds to create an extra cosy feel.
Shade Suggestion: Grape Kiss
For when you need to get things done, consider blue as a colour for the office. Many associate shades of blue with the ocean or the sky, inducing a calming effect on the mind. This, in turn, helps to stimulate productivity, which helps you to get your work done much more quickly. Keep in mind that paler shades of blue are less distracting and more relaxing than brighter tones.
Shade Suggestion: Denim Drift
When you’re ready to turn in for the night, nothing creates a sense of well-being and serenity more than the colour green for the bedroom. Associated with nature, tranquil shades of green will help to form a calming atmosphere, perfect for ensuring a peaceful nights’ sleep.
Have you ever considered featuring a splash of black in the bathroom? Using this striking colour sparingly can help to create a sense of sophistication, as it’s associated with power and luxury. Perfect for starting the day right!
When it comes to the kitchen, making a bold statement with shades of red will get those stomachs rumbling. Scientifically speaking, the colour red causes your heart rate to instinctively quicken – raising blood pressure and stimulating the nerves. This, in turn, sensitises taste buds and sense of smell for increased appetite.
Shade Suggestion: Aurora Red
The Dining Room
Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or having a family meal around the table, consider using yellow in the dining room. This vibrant colour encourages the brain to release more serotonin – making it the perfect stimulant for dynamic conversation whilst you sit down for a meal.
Shade Suggestion: Primrose Yellow
You can read our full easy-to-use colour guide above. Featuring the best colour choices for each room in the home, the psychology behind it and some handy tips for finishing the look.