Thomas Sanderson: The Psychology of Colour

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Colour affects everything we do. You may not realise it, but the influence of colour can play a significant part in the way we act and the everyday choices we make.

One of the most powerful affects colour can have on us is the way it impacts our mood. When it comes to decorating, this makes choosing colour for your home an important task – not only do you want to make sure you create the right look; you’ll also want to create the right feel.

The Living Room

Did you know that using shades of purple in the living room helps to elicit feelings of relaxation and comfort? This warming colour makes the ideal choice for any lounge, helping you to take it easy on the sofa after a long day at work. For those with French, patio or bi-fold doors in their living room, why not consider our bespoke door blinds to create an extra cosy feel.

Shade Suggestion: Grape Kiss

 

The Office

For when you need to get things done, consider blue as a colour for the office. Many associate shades of blue with the ocean or the sky, inducing a calming effect on the mind. This in turn helps to stimulate productivity, which helps you to get your work done much more quickly. Keep in mind that paler shades of blue are less distracting and more relaxing than brighter tones.
Shade Suggestion: Denim Drift

 

The Bedroom

When you’re ready to turn in for the night, nothing creates a sense of well-being and serenity more than the colour green for the bedroom. Associated with nature, tranquil shades of green will help to form a calming atmosphere, perfect for ensuring a peaceful nights’ sleep.

Shade Suggestion: Greenery or Kale

 

 

 

The Bathroom

Have you ever considered featuring a splash of black in the bathroom? Using this striking colour sparingly can help to create a sense of sophistication, as it’s associated with power and luxury. Perfect for starting the day right!

Shade Suggestion: Absolute White / Moon Shimmer

 

 

The Kitchen

When it comes to the kitchen, making a bold statement with shades of red will get those stomachs rumbling. Scientifically speaking, the colour red causes your heart rate to instinctively quicken – raising blood pressure and stimulating the nerves. This in turn sensitises taste buds and sense of smell for an increased appetite.

Shade Suggestion: Aurora Red

 

The Dining Room

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, or having a family meal round the table, consider using yellow in the dining room. This vibrant colour encourages the brain to release more serotonin – making it the perfect stimulant for dynamic conversation whilst you sit down for a meal.

Shade Suggestion: Primrose Yellow

 

 

 

You can read our full easy-to-use colour guide above. Featuring the best colour choices for each room in the home, the psychology behind it and some handy tips for finishing the look.

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