We’ve put together a few tips that will help you choose colour schemes for different spaces in your home…
While a nice, colourful room can be incredibly inviting, most of us find it quite daunting to go colour crazy. Although we all know colour is great at prettying up an area, did you know colour can help set the mood of a room, evoke emotions and create the illusion of extra space? Whether you’re choosing paint or accessories for your kitchen, bedroom or bathroom, we’ve got you covered.
- Bedroom, bathroom or living room
These rooms are for relaxation, so you want colours that evoke a sense of calm. Cool colours, such as various shades of blues, greens and purple, will create a relaxed atmosphere.
- Remember: darker shades will have a bigger impact, so keep to lighter shades on your walls if you don’t want to make too much of a statement. If you do want to incorporate dark colours, try bringing them in with throws, cushions and other décor accessories.
If you pay a bit of attention to the matter, you may notice that many restaurants have red in their décor scheme… this is because red is said to enhance the appetite, which could help you enjoy your meal that much more. If it works for them, then there’s certainly no harm in including red in your kitchen’s colour scheme. Plus, it’s bright and cheery — perfect for the heart of your home. To avoid going OTT, try a few red elements like bar stools or a red splashback.
Whether you work from a home office or you have to leave the house to go to work, you want to be able to concentrate and work effectively when you’re in your office. Green is said to inspire higher levels of concentration, making it the perfect colour to incorporate in this space. Think indoor plants and green prints if painting the colour on a wall is too much for you.
- Smaller rooms
While white does reflect light, thus making an area look bigger, it’s actually not the most effective colour you can use to make a space look bigger — and it’s a little bit boring, if we’re honest. Vibrant yellow is a top choice if you’re looking to create the illusion of extra space — and it’s such a happy colour, so get painting! Various shades of the colour will do the trick, so go for a lighter shade if bold and bright isn’t for you.