Create a happy home using colour psychology

15 December, 2015

Switching up your decor is often seen as putting together aesthetically pleasing designs. But is a striking interior really good for your soul? Colour theorists believe that how you decorate your home can have a profound effect on your emotional and mental well-being.

Interior designers, advertisers and artists all use colour psychology as a powerful communication tool to help influence mood and actions. Here we explore how to use the universal language of colour to create an emotionally healthy environment in different areas of your home.

Living room

Using warm, earthy, tones in your living room can help stimulate conversation and encourage people to sit around and interact. Rusty shades of burnt orange, wood and natural greens are all perfect to help your guests feel right at home, while adding a layer of cosiness to your living room space.

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Kitchen

It’s widely reported by colour psychologists that fond childhood memories in your kitchen can be replicated by a simple use of colour. If your kitchen growing up was a certain shade, incorporate this to bring back all those happy feelings. Create your own home memories with the use of blues, greens, and turquoises – all these shades are said to evoke a sense of calmness in your kitchen.

Bathroom

Neutral shades and warm tones are usually a hot favourite for bathrooms as they bring a feeling of cleanliness and purity. To give your bathroom an edgy feel, accessorise it with a vibrant décor to give the illusion of greater space. Bright colours also signify a friendly atmosphere which provides an extra sense of warmth for what is notoriously a cold room.

Bedroom

Colours that evoke calmness will help you get a good night’s sleep and feel rested the next day. Beautiful hues of lavender and cool blues are renowned for having a calming effect in your bedroom space, – the darker the hue, the deeper it’s effect – so choose a dark shade of lavender for a feeling of peace while you sleep.

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