By rebeccarandall, Jun 8 2016 09:12PM
Do you have a flair for interior design and enjoy choosing colours for the individual rooms in your home?
Perhaps everything has gone according to plan and you are totally happy with your choice of colours and how the room looks. The cerise blue tones seem to compliment your sofas perfectly and your lamps enhance the effect. It's the room where you want to snuggle up on the couch and watch your favorite television programme or sit and chat with family. The room feels cosy and you feel totally relaxed. The room is visually appealing and totally harmonious.
However, have you reflected on your freshly painted room and thought this just isn't working for me?
You have chosen a wonderful blue for your bedroom; it's a shade that you think you love but it isn't having the desired effect of making you relax and feel restful. Instead, it's totally the opposite as you feel stressed, irritated and uncomfortable.
All you want to do is repaint the room which is going to be a costly excercise in terms of decorating materials and your time and even more so if you are using professional decorators. There's also the fear that you might get it wrong again!
Some mistakes can be more expensive than others!
If it's only repainting , that probably won't break the bank but it could be a lot more serious. Are you looking at those navy blue sofas and thinking I just can't live with them! Every time you look at them you want to jump away and go into another room. You loved them in the shop but at home they are irksome and actually a bit of an eyesore!
These scenarios really highlight that some colours seem to work for us and some definitely don't. Did you know your surroundings may be influencing your emotions and state of mind?
Colour is a real mood changer
Colour can have an uplifting or a calming effect or it can be invigorating or inspiring. However, get it wrong at home and it can be a disaster! It may be that you are just a couple of shades out and every time you walk into that room, it really winds you up and in the worst case scenario, you actually start avoiding that room completely.
The different shades of Blue
If we take the very popular colour blue as an example, the colour of the sea and the sky, there are literally hundreds of differnt hues in all sorts of timts and shades. If we put our minds to it we can start to thk about the ones we know, Royal, Azure, Cobalt and Air Force - the list really is endless! So if you say you would like to have a blue sitting room, what tone of blue would you select?
To make it a little simpler, let's divide the shades into 4 categories:
Sky/ light blue
All create different moods ranging from light blues inspiring creativeness and expansiveness to mid blues promoting calm and strength with turquoise creating energy and communication and darker hues known for developing trust and logic.
To avoid making expensive decorating mistakes, it's a great idea to have a one to one with a Colour Consultant. You will discover why you are drawn to particular colours and you will explore why you make the choices you do and why these might change once your reasons have been uncovered.
Rebeca Randall Colour and Design hold individual and group sessions which make exploring colour fun. Call Rebecca on 07766 493 985 today to make sure you select the colours that are right for you.