Using colour in the home is the perfect way to give your space a refresh and take advantage of new trends. When used correctly, certain colours can even change your mood, giving each room of the home a distinct feel. Whether you’re looking to redecorate your own home for a calmer atmosphere or change the colours in your investment property to attract tenants, this will hopefully provide some useful tips.
Colour psychology is nothing new. People have long studied the impact that colour can have on your mood and emotions, with certain shades evoking different feelings and moods. Red, for instance, is considered a colour that promotes feelings of energy and excitement, while blue is associated with feelings of calm and serenity.
When selecting certain colours to use in the home, it’s important to think about the impact that you want these shades to have on your property. If you want to give your space a relaxed feel, then cool neutral shades like lavender, white and grey will work perfectly. Neutral colours are commonly used within rental properties as they fit a variety of different people’s tastes and preferences. RW Invest is one property company that understand the appeal of a neutral, minimal colour palette, offering a variety of investment properties decorated with stylish interiors.
There’s a range of exciting colour trends for 2019 that should be considered when redecorating in 2019. Pantone’s colour of the year, ‘living coral’ works perfectly for anyone trying to add a fun pop of colour and warmth to their home. Since coral has a distinctive mixture of pink and orange hues, using this colour will enhance the psychological impact of both these shades. Some of the best qualities of pink include tranquillity and warmth, while orange evokes feelings of comfort and passion. Painting your living room or bedroom in coral will totally transform the space, creating a warm and cosy atmosphere.
One of the biggest interior trends of 2019, biophilia, focuses on bringing the outdoors inside with the use of natural elements like plants, wood, and organic textures and materials. This means that the most commonly used colours within this trend are green, brown, and beige. Unsurprisingly, some of the most popular qualities these colours evoke include feelings of nature, harmony, balance, and peace — just the type of characteristics that the biophilia trend revolves around.
Amongst colour trends that bring positive feelings to your property, there are also a number of colours that should be used with caution, or avoided altogether. Yellow is a shade popular by those decorating a gender-neutral children’s room, or by people who want to brighten up a room in their property. While yellow has some positive psychological attributes like creativity and confidence, this colour can also evoke feelings of fear, anxiety, depression and irrationality, especially when used in abundance. Rather than painting entire walls in a bold yellow shade, consider subtle ways you can use this colour in your property, such as with accessories. Red is another colour that tends to have a negative impact when used in the home, evoking feelings of aggression and agitation when used incorrectly.
I think I’m too safe when it comes to interiors to try anything too bold – for example, with the exception of our home office I couldn’t imagine painting a room completely dark. That said, I do always find it so inspiring when I see how others use colour in their homes and adapt the trends to suit their needs. I don’t think I’ll be reaching for coral any time soon, though. Do you follow colour trends or stick to what you love?
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