What comes to your mind when you think of colour? Perhaps your favourite one, or if you have artistic tendencies, you will visualise a rainbow and appreciate the value of each colour! Besides making things more visually attractive, colours have hidden meanings to them. Psychologically speaking, from your wardrobe to the walls of your home sweet home, the colours you pick speak a lot about you and also have an impact on the way you think and feel.
When it comes to the walls of your home, make sure you own them- treat each one of them as a canvas! Bring out the artist and designer in you by thinking about which colour would go for which room! For example, the colour red is known to boost appetite, so you can get your dining room walls painted a brilliant red! On the other hand, you'd rather want a calm and soothing shade in your bedroom, something that drifts you to sleep easily, and gives you the sweetest dreams. If you have a game or hobby room, you might want to go with orange as it is the most enthusiastic colour out there.
Not only the colour but the tone and shade you use of just one hue can have a variety of effects. The colour blue, for instance, can have varying effects according to the shade or tone you use. Sky blue can be calm whereas a bright, darker shade of blue can invoke feelings of excitement. If you go for royal blue, it can have a very elegant touch which would suit the lavish sofas in your living room just right!
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It's also not necessary that you assign just one hue to the walls in a room, rather you can refer to the colour wheel for schemes such as complementary, triadic, monochromatic and more. The colour wheel can help you out with choosing schemes having two to three or even more harmonious colours. Below are some statistics on the most common colours used in homes, along with their symbology.
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