Choosing the right colour scheme for your home can be challenging. Whether you’re looking to make a small change, or you want to completely redecorate, finding a choice that works isn’t easy – especially when you want your rooms to provoke different moods.
Each room in your home should feel unique. Take the bedroom, for instance – it should feel personal and relaxed, whereas the dining room should be more lively or sociable.
Here, we breakdown how to use different colours depending on your mood.
Colours: blue, green, neutral tones
If you want to create a relaxed and soothing environment, you should look to add some neutral shades with the occasional pop of colour. Blue and green are often associated with calmness and nature, so you may want to consider incorporating plants and greenery in your room.
Colours: blue, yellow, red, and grey
If you want to set a calm, tranquil mood for your room then you should consider adding autumnal shades. Colours such as blue, yellow, and red can add some much-needed warmth and vibrancy, while a deep grey can create the perfect balance. These colours are associated with warmth, passion, and intellectual thought.
Colours: black, white, beige, grey
Many people are drawn towards the clean and simple minimalist approach. A hallmark of this is to opt for a monochrome colour scheme, using neutral tones of beige, white, and grey. The overall effect is an uncomplicated, Zen-like setting that is both calming and thought-provoking.
Colours: pink, yellow, blue
A loud colour scheme might not be to everyone’s taste, but if you can pull it off then it can be incredible. Go big or go home and make your room feel electric and zingy with the use of pinks, yellows and blues – perfect if you want to grab the attention of your guests or if you’re feeling creative.
Colours: brown, burgundy, pastels
The hardest mood to pin down when it comes to colour is suave, as there are so many variations which you can choose from. A sophisticated look can be timeless, so you’ll want to keep your colours rich and classical, using deep browns, dark reds and pastel pinks.
For more information on colour, read our blog with Karen Haller, a renowned applied colour psychology expert with her tips how to use colour in your home.