Tips For Decorating With Colour
Choosing colours for your home is always a daunting task. When there are endless options for products with finishes, colours and shades, it can all become a little baffling. But we’re here to help you through the first hurdle, giving you a few pointers on colour choices and how they can affect your home and wellbeing.
Blue is a peaceful colour, making it the ideal choice for a living room or a bedroom. There are many shades of blue which are often associated with relaxing scenes such as a gentle sea or a clear sky, instilling an element of calm into your home. Blue has even been scientifically proven to lower blood pressure - how cool is that?
Yellow is a strong colour, associated with positivity, happiness and stimulation, making it the ideal colour for an office space or a fitness area. It can fill a room with energetic positivity, but be careful not to go overboard as it can be a little overpowering.
Much like blue, green is a harmonious colour with associations to the natural world. This makes it perfect for a tranquil bedroom. It should also be implemented in more stressful areas of the home, such as an office area, to help relieve stress.
Pink is often thought of as a juvenile colour, so play around with shades of dusky pink and blush to create a more sophisticated style. Also, the addition of blue and black tones can balance out the femininity, adding a more masculine touch.
Opt for red in rooms that need to be attention-grabbing and energetic, such as an entrance area where you greet your guests. Red is a strong and vibrant colour which will make a big impact. But, as with yellow, be careful to keep red to a minimum so as not to overwhelm the space.
So, there we have it! I hope we are all feeling a little more clued-up on how the colours we choose will affect our home environment. But before you grab that paintbrush and dig out your roller, there’s just the small challenge of choosing the perfect shade...Happy decorating!