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How To Bring Colour Into Your Home

Thursday 12th March, 2015

The wonderful thing about colour, is that it has the power to transform any space into one full of personality. Now that we’ve left the cold winter behind us and spring has finally sprung, it’s the perfect time to bring colour and light into the home. As a nation of colour lovers, with so much choice out there, trends constantly changing, we can at times feel a bit overwhelmed. I’ve put together four fuss free steps on how you can bring colour into your home:

1. Expressing your personality through colour

Inject your personality into your home through colour. A great first place to start is to think about how you want to feel in a space, what positive behaviours you want to express. Then look for the colours, the tones that communicate this for you.

2. Colour & Light

Colour and light are intrinsically linked. Without light we wouldn’t be able to see colour. So it’s important to know how the colours you choose will look in the morning, afternoon and evening. A colour can change dramatically from natural daylight to evening where artificial light is used. So always test the colours first to make sure they work for you any time, day or night.

Earlham design in standard design colours on Emerald Green dyed silk - De Gournay

3. Colour Injection

There are many ways to bring colour into your home. If you have a main colour in your scheme then think of a feature wall, adding new tiles or painting a piece of furniture. And if that feels like a bit too much like hard work or you’re still unsure, then a few accessories or even bunches of flowers in your favourite colours is a great way to dip your toe in the ‘colour’ water.

4. Trust your colour instinct

To feel truly at home, think about using colour and design to express your personality. Seek out colours and tones you’re instinctively drawn to. This means they’ll have a positive impact on how you feel in your home.

Embrace your love of colour and watch your colour confidence soar! Colour is fun, inspirational and pleasantly emotional. The most important thing to remember is colour isn’t permanent, so if it doesn’t feel right the first time, play around with the colour tones, the proportions or the placement until it feels exactly right for you – until it feels like home, your home.

Karen Haller is one of the UK’s leading experts in applied colour psychology. She shares her specialist knowledge and experience through personally mentoring industry professionals who wish to enhance their businesses through the science of colour.

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