Colour in the Home
The use of colour in the home is one of the best ways of creating a space that you enjoy. Colour has the ability to lift your mood, make you feel good and create an atmosphere in a room.
It may seem obvious, but there is a reason white is a classic choice. An all-white room creates freshness and can be more striking than a bright colour would be. It has the ability to make a small room appear larger and compliments natural light. It’s also a great base for decorating the room to your taste – for example putting up a gallery wall or colourful furniture.
Yellow is surprisingly one of the most diverse colours you can use in your home. With a deeper hue, yellow can create a relaxed atmosphere, while brighter undertones will add a lot of energy and life to a room. While it is somewhat dependent on your individual taste, yellow is versatile in the home and adds a lot of character to a room.
Grey has long been avoided for fear of being dull. However, this is not the case when used correctly. Grey is fantastic for layering tones to create a soft, calming effect. It is particularly effective in rooms like the bedroom or bathroom and looks chic when layered with other colours such as black.
Blue is one of the most calming colours and so is particularly effective in bedrooms. Ocean blue and sky blue colours can relax the mind and create a tranquil space.
While it may not seem like the obvious choice it can be really take a room to the next level. Black will definitely not be suitable for every house, but in modern buildings it can elevate a room and create a chic, stylish look. In recent years, it has become especially popular in the bathroom, to create a more luxurious feel.
Maximising the Space:
- The correct colour scheme is largely dependent on the size of the room as well as what you are trying to convey.
- If you want an energetic/youthful vibe in a large room, you almost have free reign. Vibrant primary colours such as red and yellow would be the most popular, however you can really tailor it to you. Metallic paint can create a bold finish while non-metallic paint keeps it stylish.
- For a bright colour in a smaller room, you may be slightly more limited. Light yellows with pink undertones keep the area looking vibrant without cramping the space. Accent walls where only one of four walls is painted a bright colour makes sure the room stays open.