The most appropriated color palette to your home interiors
There is some reason to choose certain color palette to decorate our home, maybe based on our personal tastes or in the color trends. The color of our walls, furniture and soft furnishings has psychological impact, so it is important select the right color palette for our home.
Here, the director of product at Furniture Village, Malcolm Walker, shares his insights into how color can be used in our living space to influence our mood.
For living areas and kitchens, yellow which is often associated with happiness, and this energizing and vibrant tone is a fantastic option. It is an extremely warm and welcoming shade and so it also works well in hallways, lifting the mood as soon as you enter the home. If used exclusively however, this shade can be overwhelming and it can have the opposite effect. The best tip to use yellow: use it sparingly as an accent shade against crisp white.
If you are looking for bedroom ideas, the blue is a option to consider because of the naturally cooling and calming effects of this color. Lighter, brighter blues work better to encourage a calming environment than deeper regal and navy tones. The color is also associated with intelligence and productivity, and is therefore a good choice for a home office.
In a study carried out in the late 60s it was noted that color affects muscle tone, and that staring at the particular shade, Baker-Miller pink, after exercise, lowered the heart rate, pulse and respiration more significantly than other colors. The color is both soothing and aesthetically pleasing, making it a great choice for the living room or bedroom.
Unlike pink, red is bold and often associated with aggression. Used within the home however, it makes a strong statement and can work particularly well in the dining room as the color is said to stimulate the appetite.
For a bedroom this color is too intense, this space of house should evoke a feel of calm and relaxation. As the symbol of passion and energy, it is a great color in spaces where one would entertain as it naturally encourages conversation.
Green naturally brings to mind health and wellbeing, and is a natural stress reliever. This color resonates with nature and the outdoors, making it both calming and invigorating. Green works well in most rooms within the home, and is a great statement color for the bedroom.