Did you know that the colours around you can affect the way you feel? At Dishmatic we’re intrigued about the true art of colour… and as it’s rumoured we spend up to 70% of our time at home, we’ve taken a look at how we can inject a new lease of life into our homes and improve our moods with a simple splash of colour!
Whether you’re seeking a comprehensive update or some simple, time-saving tweaks, read on and discover how colour experts say you can give your home a revitalising boost…
1. Cheerful Pastel Yelow
Yellow exudes summertime and is such a cheerful colour! There are so many beautiful shades of yellow to brighten up your home, but Pastel Yellow offers a subtle versatility that makes it a real winner. Sitting somewhere between lemon and cream, House Beautiful suggests it works wonderfully with grey as a striking contrast, without going overboard! Colour experts say it’s a great choice if you have other pastel colours in the house and it can be easily adopted for a lampshade or a few cushions if you’d like to experiment with minimum of effort and expense.
2. Warm and inviting Living Coral
Radiating positivity and creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for the home, Living Coral is Pantone’s Colour of the Year! Described as a shade of orange with a golden undertone, it takes inspiration from the great coral reefs of the world, home to a vast array of sea life. Colour experts suggest that it’s ideal for a feature wall, or if you’d like to keep it simple, try a throw for your sofa or some strategically-placed cushions to give your lounge a vibrant and cosy lift.
3. Soothing Blueprint
Paint experts Behr say that Blue is a colour that we tend to naturally gravitate towards, and that Blueprint is a relaxing midrange shade that grabs attention without being overwhelming, making it suitable for any room in your home! Its simplicity, according to Behr’s vice president of color and creative services, makes it perfect for introducing into most environments without having to make many decorative changes. Colour experts suggest that Blueprint makes a lovely accent wall for the bedroom, or you could try painting a piece of furniture such as coffee table for a more subtle method of enhancing your chosen space with style!
4. Calming Spiced Honey
Spiced Honey is a warm amber tone that, according to colour experts, offers a calming and positive environment. It has even been named Dulux’s Colour of the Year due to its ‘ability to awaken our senses’ with optimism! Dulux says this colour can be used alongside paints and accessories with shades of deep purple and powder pink to create a tranquil, soothing space - or if you wish to be a little bolder, you could combine it with vivid reds and bright blues!
5. Sophisticated yet comforting Metropolitan
Considered as a silvery grey shade with cool, comforting and sophisticated undertones, Metropolitan is an adaptable and inspired alternative to traditional neutral colours. Chosen as Colour of the Year by paint brand Benjamin Moore, Metropolitan can revamp bedrooms into stylish, soothing retreats to enable optimum relaxation! Colour experts say it works beautifully in the living room with warm colours to contrast its coolness, or you could add a touch of class to your kitchen, inspiring you to create your next culinary masterpiece!
Will you be adding a splash of colour to your home? If you love to tinker with home interiors and colour-schemes we’d love to hear about it! Or if you have any fab colour tips of your own, tell us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.