Colours have an effect on our emotions as well as our senses and can be used as a valuable way to stimulate, inspire or relax. Colour is an intrinsic part of our identity – the expressions “paint the town red”, “green fingered” and “blue blood” are just a few that are used every day. When considering your paint selection, a good starting point is to select two or three colours that you are drawn to and that make you feel good.
The psychology of colour:
Red – the colour of passion, action, anger, danger and desire! It can stimulate the appetite in a dining room and become seductive in the bedroom.
Orange – encourages a good sense of humour. It is the happiest colour in the spectrum and children especially love its energising effect.
Gold – you can feel like a millionaire by indulging yourself with gold paint! Gold is a great way to lighten dark rooms and add a touch of glamour.
Green – it heals, nurtures and comforts. It is the predominant colour in nature and is the colour of health and good judgment.
Yellow – it is the first colour seen by a newborn baby. It is the colour associated with emotion and is said to increase brain activity.
Blue – the colour that calms and soothes. It’s the world’s favourite colour. Blue lets us relax and reflect.
Violet – is a deeply spiritual colour and it is also associated with royalty and riches.