Deciding what colours to paint living spaces is something I have kind of gone with my gut with, but I will be honest it hasn’t always gone as planned.
For my living room I wanted a soft duck egg green but after listening to Ollie’s gut it took 3 different paint jobs before it looked as it should. Although I learnt a lesson to never go with his gut instinct again!
Although it’s not 100% completely understood what the link is between people’s moods and colours it has been well documented that the colours we surround ourselves with in our homes can certainly affect how we act and behave even if we don’t really see the subtleties in our behaviours ourselves.
This new infographic from created a Psychology of Colour guide from Thomas Sanderson featuring colour choices for each room in the home, shade suggestions and handy tips to finish the look and shed some light on what colours work best in which rooms so you can make some further informed decisions and allow you to see the psychology behind colours.
Thankfully it seems I personally got at least one colour right with the red in my kitchen toned down with the cream walls.
I am a massive fan of colour in rooms but feature walls tend to be my go to method of adding colour and so in my living room have a muted duck egg with warm creams and my bedroom is blue with beige tones.
However next time I start collecting the paint sample strips I will certainly be looking more in to the psychology behind colours and I think several of my choices next time would be different to last times choices. I may even step away from the featured wall method of adding colour that has been standard issue for me over the years.
Did you know that colours can change your moods and feelings in rooms?
What are you preferred colours for your rooms in your house?
*This is a collaborative post*