We’ve known for quite some time that, the way you introduce colour into a room, can have an effect on how you feel when walking into the room.  While red is the colour of danger and energy, blue is associated with depth, calm and stability.  Apparently, violet encourages deep contemplation, but in our house I forgo the purple and just use wine for those introspective moments.  We could go on and introduce the entire colour spectrum, but the moral of the story is, that a little care should be taken before going crazy with colour in your room.  Below are a few ideas on how to set the mood by using colour:

LIGHT AND BREEZY

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Soft pastels with equally soft furnishings will create the appearance of a fresh and relaxing mood.  The Pantone colour of the year for 2016, will work a treat in this setting and create an instant calming atmosphere.  Use a watered down pastel colour for the walls to create some more marshmallow softness in your interior.

WARM AND COSY

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Choose deep reds, browns, burnt oranges and muted yellows. Pair it with worn leather, warm timber and a glass of good red wine to get the party started.  These welcoming tones work a treat in living rooms or intimate dining rooms.

COOL AND REFRESHING

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Cooler colours, such as blues and greens evoke the sea, endless skies and breezy afternoons under a palm tree.  This sense of calmness is further enhanced by combining it with crisp white walls.  Perfect for when it heats up during the Summer months at that little dream house by the sea…

Cheerio ’til next time!

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