For the painter, the sculptor and the fashion designer, every day brings a new opportunity to express yourself and create something truly beautiful. For the rest of us, decorating our home may be the only real way for us to choose a permanent set of colours to express our individuality. The clothes on our bodies change every day, but deciding what colour you want to live inside is something very different.
The shades you choose to make up each room in your home could well be a window to your soul, so what will your visitors see when they are in your home? Are you a lively, passionate character? Are you a closed off, sensitive soul? Here is a brief insight into the colours in your home, and what they might tell you about your personality!
Reds: Passionate & Energetic
The trend of having a red statement wall in your home may come from a passionate and fiery personality. Red walls have long been known to elicit intimacy and comfort, making a large space feel much cosier. This rich colour is often picked out by personalities who are energetic, action-oriented and determined to live their life to the full. If your favourite colour is red, you may find yourself with a desire to experience life through all five senses, but if not, you can still inhabit some of these fiery personality traits by bringing a little red to your home. It’s a good choice for inciting passion and energy, stimulating conversation, and has also been known to increase athletic ability; a great pick for a home gym or dining room!
Try the ‘Elephant in the Room’ table lamp! Hand-painted in London, this is a perfect addition to your space for adding that deep shade of red with a fun motif on it.Catherine Cornelissen
Yellows: Happy & Creative
Lovers of yellow are notoriously happy people. Those who choose a yellow colour scheme -- whether mustard, lemon or sunshine yellow -- are thought to enjoy learning new things and sharing their knowledge with others. Research has shown that choosing the colour yellow for your home means you like to have a logical order to your life, as well as being regularly inspired to be creative. Bringing a little yellow into the home has been known to make people feel cheerful, energetic, and more motivated, while increasing concentration and stimulating the memory! (That's why you should always use a yellow highlighter!).
Check out the ‘Aloha‘ Table Lamp which has a cheerful pineapple motif – a symbol of friendship – or some of our bright, cheerful throws - perfect for adding bright notes to your space.
Greens: Affectionate & Loyal
If you are drawn to the colour green in all its shades, you may feel the need for acceptance, to be loved, and to feel safe and secure in your home, which you take great pride in. It is no surprise to hear that those who love the colour green may feel more connected to nature, and the serene environment that green shades can bring to a home is something that they value highly. Green is also associated with health and wellbeing, and its ability to reduce feelings of anxiety make it a popular choice for both living rooms and bedrooms. Interestingly, the colour green is said to have been found to increase reading ability, so it is also a great choice for a child’s playroom or bedroom!
Purples: Artistic & Spiritual
Purple combines the calmness blue offers with the energy of red, making it an attractive colour to those with emotional characteristics. Lovers of purple may find themselves with a desire to create balance and perfection in their spiritual life, as well as a need to help others and contribute to the world. If you want to bring wisdom into your life, a few splashes of purple can encourage this.
Blues: Cool & Calm
Blue isn’t just a choice colour for newborn baby boys. If you gravitate towards blue tones in your interior adventures, whether it be baby blue, royal blue or turquoise, then you are said to value harmony and inner peace. Research suggests that people who choose blue as their favourite colour are thought to be reliable and trustworthy, have a sensitive personality and are always thinking of others. With harmony and stability being so important to you, you may find that you like to keep your space clean and tidy. Blue tones have been known to improve mental clarity and productivity, so it’s a good pick for a home office. Be wary though, as dark blue tones can quite literally make you feel blue by mustering up feelings of sadness. If you are drawn to dark blue, try to choose a shade with warm or muted tones.
Whites: Organised & Independent
If you find yourself drawn to the colour white when decorating, you are most likely a well organised and logical person, and you may even embrace the minimalism trend throughout your home, avoiding clutter both in your physical space and in your mind. You value simplicity, and aim to be completely self-sufficient and independent where possible.
Blacks: Guarded and Sensitive
If you find yourself selecting black home accessories, or even enjoying the colour black on your walls, you are likely to be an artistic and sensitive soul. You may consider yourself to be an introverted character, or if not, someone who values their space and does not easily open up to others. Seen as a defence mechanism, personalities drawn to the colour black value control, and can be guarded, both in their emotions and in inviting people into their home.