Colours! My favourite. I have to say in this profession I love doing paint consults the best.
I thought this blog should be about how to choose colours for various areas, what they communicate or bring to the table.
Let’s start with blue… this colour can be used in any space. The colour blue brings clarity, quiet and calmness to a space. Helping with peace of mind and confidence. The wonderful colours such as ultramarine, sapphire and cornflower bring will appease your mind and relax your soul.
Purple… This colour has been used for many, many years to show royalty. In history royalty wore purple in their robes and ceremonial gowns. In this grouping of colour we find everything from raspberry all the way to violet. These colours also encourage harmony and wellness. And can be used in area such as bedrooms and even splashes of it in bathrooms.
Green… this is a colour associated with birth and renewal. Leading us to newness and vitality. Along with that, healing and freshness go hand in hand. We see green being used in areas such as living rooms and libraries.
Turquoise… MY favourite! This colour is one that relates to self-expression. It is a common colour used with artists, as well as writers and musicians. Some of my favourites are aquamarine, teal and robin’s egg blue. I know this is probably a given but this is an excellent colour to use in offices in your home as well as art studios. I have to say that I have also used it as an accent wall in my bedroom. I have loved this colour since I was a child I have tried to use it in various places through out my life. As soon as Spring arrives I will also be using it in my home office. It is a colour that speaks to me and makes me happy.
Red, a colour people try to avoid, but why? Red is a colour that brings in energy and security. I have to admit I was a little apprehensive to use this colour but instead of a wall or a room of all red I decided to use it as my accent colour in my kitchen. I LOVE IT. It is such a warm, fun, exciting colour. Dining rooms are the perfect place to try out red, in one form or another. Even taupe’s and browns look fabulous with red. Perfect for the kitchen or dining area.
Orange is an appetite stimulant. I have used this colour in a mock up and it looked wonderful. I used it in a dining room with an entire wall of this wonderful colour, as well as the curtains. Some of the colours in this spectrum are copper, pumpkin and peach. Apparently, this colour is used to inspire us to nourish ourselves…even used in restaurants.
Yellow speaks for itself. Cheerful and happy. You just look at it and it makes you smile. And you can feel the sunshine on your face. Even the sight of candlelight makes you feel warm and enlightened. This is a colour for kitchens. The names even sound like they should be in the kitchen…butter cream, lemon and golden.
The final colour today is pink. This is also one of my favourite colours. It reminds me of my girls when they were young and silly. Soft pink is said to” honour beauty”. Maybe that is why I love this colour so much. My three wonderful, beautiful girls. It is connected to aesthetics and refinement. I used this colour in my girl’s rooms at one point, before they grew up. The entire room was pink, a very light shade. Adding pink accents to any room brings in a romantic feel.
I hope this helps with your colour choices and don’t be afraid to use colour. You will be surprised as to how it will make you feel.
Thanks for letting me show you the simplicity of my life as I turn it into something chic.