How Colours Can Make You Feel

The colours of the rooms within your home need to bring out your personality. While most of us may not spend a lot of time thinking about room colour, it affects every day of our lives. Room colour can influence our mood and our thoughts. Colours affects people in many ways, depending upon one’s age, gender, ethnic background or local climate. Certain colours or groups of colours tend to get a similar reaction from most people – the overall difference being in the shade or tones used. So when it comes to decorating, it is important to choose wisely.

Below are some common colours and the way they affect our mood, let us know if you agree or disagree.

Yellows

Yellows can create a happy, sunny feel and will make the room appear brighter. Yellow radiates warmth and is a reflective colour.

Blues

Blues can give a tranquil, serene feeling and sense of spaciousness. Blues are calming and help us think of our environment.

Reds

Reds can create a wonderfully warm, passionate feeling with a hint of excitement, and are renowned as a colour of strength and power. Red works wonders as a dramatic entrance colour or in a formal or contemporary dining or living area.

Neutrals

Whites and neutrals are ideal for creating a clean, classical backdrop and will allow you to add a splash of your favourite colour to any space. You have options of cooler or warmer whites and neutrals, such as greys, beiges, tans, creams and coffees.

Greens

Relaxing and restful to the eye, greens create a cool, fresh and calm atmosphere. Greens come in many shades and can be lime, mint, citrus, or teal.

Purples

Decorating with purple can create an illusion of grandeur. Lavender is lovely in a baby’s nursery and you could easily try a rich eggplant for a feature wall in your living area.

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