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The Psychology Of Colour

The colors of the rooms in your home are a direct reflection of your personality. While you may not spend much time thinking about room colour, you really should as the colour you choose to splash over your walls might make all the difference to how you and your visitors feel. Room colour can influence our moods and our thoughts, sometimes in a dramatic way. Yes really!

The colours used to decorate rooms in a house can affect your mood instantly.


Associated with: danger, passion, energy, warmth, adventure, optimism

Best for: dining rooms as it promotes sociable and lively feelings, and stimulates the appetite.


Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Slows the metabolism, hey, double bonus!

Best For: The living room and bedrooms as it promotes relaxation.


Green has great healing power. It is the most restful color for the human eye and is often used in private hospitals and waiting rooms.

Best For: Living rooms.

Don't worry too much about what's popular or on trend colour wise. Decorating your house is all about you and how the colours make you feel. Try and blend the colours you like into a combination that suits you and your home as well as your personality.

Colour also has the ability to change the way your furniture looks. A bookcase for example, pushed up against a white wall will create a dramatic look whereas the same bookcase against a dark colour such as a deep blue or green will create a different affect.

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If you are a passionate person go for bold. bright colours. If you are rather more reserved then stick to neutral muted tones.

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