*The best colours to use in each room of the home

Monday, February 25, 2019
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Thinking about decorating your home but feeling spoiled for choice when it comes to picking the right colours to use? According to colour psychology, different colours used in the home can influence us in certain ways, with some shades creating a calming effect while others can provoke feelings of irritability. With this in mind, it’s worth thinking about which colours to use in each room of the home based on the qualities they possess. Here’s a simple breakdown on some of the best colours to consider painting your home with and the reasons why.

The Bedroom 
The bedroom is the space we use to unwind and get some much-needed rest, which is why it’s important to focus on using colours that influence feelings of relaxation. Some of the best and most common colours to use in this room include pale grey, light blue, and cream. These shades are all known for their ability to create a calming atmosphere while sticking to a more minimal and toned down aesthetic. Light blue, in particular, is popularly used for its calming effects and can look beautiful in a bedroom when combined with a pale grey or cream shade for an extra relaxing feel. 

The Living Room 
Similar to the bedroom, the living room should ideally evoke feelings of relaxation. This is the area we use to sit back and relax with a good book or a Netflix binge after a long day, so it’s a good idea to avoid any harsh colours that could make you too overstimulated. Some colours that work perfectly in a living room are jade green, which promotes tranquillity and gives any room a beautiful, regal look, and lavender which has calming and soothing effects. If you prefer a more neutral look in the living room, white is another great option. This shade is the main component of minimalist decor and commonly used by property companies like RW Invest to attract tenants to a property. White shades can create a feeling of purity and simplicity, and can instantly make your living room feel calmer, spacious and open.

The Kitchen 
The kitchen is often one of the first rooms in the home that you encounter each day, whether preparing breakfast or making your morning coffee. It’s for this reason that the kitchen should contain colours that energise you and get you ready for the day ahead. Red is one colour that’s known to evoke energy and excitement, along with helping to stimulate the appetite. A kitchen with red walls or features should help give you the motivation needed when preparing an evening meal after a long and busy day at work. Yellow is another great option for use in the kitchen, with the ability to brighten up your mood and improve creativity — perfect when trying out some adventurous recipes! 

The bathroom 
In the bathroom, a recent trend has emerged in which darker colours are used to envelop the space and create a serene environment. Dark blue’s and navy shades work well to create a calming atmosphere in the bathroom, especially when paired with lighter shades like soft grey. When all else fails, you can’t go wrong with plain white walls in the bathroom for an instant clean and refreshing feel.

Do you stick to certain colours in specific rooms? 

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  1. My Mam recently decorated her kitchen and it is a stunning shade of red, even all her accessories are red!

  2. I agree with most of these. I love darker bathrooms - like dark worktops etc - but lighter elsewhere in the house.


  3. Patels and nudes are definitely my go-to x

  4. I'm terrible for having the same colours everywhere x

  5. My entire place is cream and white. Not so adventurous ha. I saw a forest green kitchen once and it was beautiful.

  6. I like a light coloured bedroom, its just calming but still bright.

  7. I love pale grey and blush pink in the bedroom.

  8. The blogger in me likes all rooms to be light 😂 but I like darker finishes in the wood and surfaces x


  9. I absolutely love any colours that brighten my life when it comes to decorating my house!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  10. So yellow for every room isn't good then? lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  11. So yelow isn't good for every room then? lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  12. Definitely agree. I love a neautral colour scheme, greys and pinks especially.


  13. This is perfect for me right now seeing as I was really struggling on what to paint in each room. You psychic lady! Haha!

    Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

  14. I love the natural colours used in the pics

  15. Love pastels and greys - made the mistake of red in the bedroom - must redo


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