7 tips on how to paint your house: The Psychology of Colour.

When we are refurbishing or redecorating our home, one of the most difficult decisions is when we have to choose the colour or colours that are most suitable for every room. But, if on top of focusing on the aesthetics of your home, you also want to stimulate your senses and favor the wellbeing of your family, then you have to paint your house according a few rules of the psychology of colour. This is a technique that many professional Interior Decorators follow, and now you can learn it too and put it into practice.



1. According to the psychology of colour, for a couple’s room it’s advisable to use colours that are derived from orange, like peach or salmon. These colours help generate a feeling of unity, they help team work. Also pink tones are adequate, because they are relaxing and are associated to romance, love and affection.


2. For the kid’s rooms, the blue range of colours are a good option. Blue is a colour present in many natural elements, they help relaxation and contemplation and will help to calm down the youngest in the house. Greens are also a good choice, evoking growth, nature and expansion, these are ideal colours to favor creativity in your kids.


3. With teenagers, also blues or even purples and violets are tranquilizing colours that also help creativity.


4. When we face the living room, it’s usually a good idea opting for warm colours, that will make our guests feel welcomed. Some light yellow tones, never too strong, can be very appeasing, and they will also add luminosity to the room, so keep that in mind if your living room is not too large. Remember that fire colours, like red or bright yellow, can overstimulate, so if you are thinking about using them, do it with moderation, add these colours in small elements or specific spaces. If someone in your family is suffering from depression, it’s a good idea to create a corner with these colours to stimulate them.


5. And for rooms like the bath or the studio, the best options are white and blue. Both colour ranges reflect cleanliness, purity and stimulate the intellect. If you want to make sure that the final result is not too cold or simple, you could add livelier colour in some decorative elements. This way, you can create a very warming space, specially in a studio, where you have to spend hours studying or working.


6. Decorative elements like canvases, lamps or curtains will give the final touches to each room, so it would be wise to also apply colour psychology here. You can create a more colour neutral environment in a room and then spice it up by adding colourful wall art, for example.


7. As a general rule, think that if your house is dark, you should opt for clear colours to expand the space and lighten it up. You have to feel comfortable with the colours that you choose and with the spaces they create. The final goal is always to enjoy your home.


Check other related posts from The Canvas Art Factory like ‘Designing the perfect waiting room’ or ‘Tips on how to decorate your living-dining room for home staging’

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