Take a look around the different rooms of your home and you’ll probably be able to pick out the odd colour scheme or two. Maybe you’ve gone for a pale blue or sea green bathroom or a burnt yellow sunset lounge, but whichever colours you’ve opted for, they say more about you than you probably think.
Each of us interprets colours in different ways and we all know that we feel a certain way towards a few of them – red for warm, blue for cold, that kind of a thing. But colours not only make us feel things, but the ones we choose can also say a lot about who we are as people and according to one American colour expert (yes, that is is a thing), “paint colour is an expression of your personality”.
But what do your home’s different colours say about you?
Read the rest of the blog and find out who you are*.
*Please note – if you are unable to find out who you are, please don’t worry. This blog is written based on studies proved and not by a colour expert.
It is commonly known that there are three ‘primary’ colours, but when it comes to colour psychology, you may be surprised to learn that there are four of them – red, blue, yellow, and green. Each of these colours relates to different parts of our make-up as human beings – the body, the mind, our emotions, and the balance of the three of those things together, in harmony.
So let’s take a look at each and see what they might say about you if you choose primary colours for your interiors.
- RED - A powerful colour represents the body – our physical assets and attributes. If you have it in your home, there’s a good chance that you’re a warm, passionate, and driven person (or you’d like to be), who’s ready to take on the world.
Red, has its effects on us physically as well - it stimulates us and even raises the pulse rate, giving the impression that time is passing much faster than it is. It’s alive and friendly, but can also sometimes be perceived as aggressive and demanding.
People who like a little red in their world usually can’t stand the monotony of every day, love to embrace change, and want a little zest in their life.
- Blue is the colour of the mind or of the intellect, and research suggests that it is the world’s favourite colour (it can be argued as being green, in fact, they even gave it a green name, but in my humble opinion, it’s blue).
Unlike red, it affects us mentally rather than physically and is essentially a soothing colour that will help us to think more clearly and aid concentration.
Now if you are someone who prefers to have blue throughout your home, there is a fair chance that you view your house as an oasis of calm and tranquility in an otherwise demanding world.
This also means that you as a person are a bit of an introvert and prefer the cool and calming shade adorning the walls, relaxing and protecting you from the world outside.
- Yellow in the psychological sense, is considered to be the strongest shade in colours. It is the colour of confidence, and if you paint a room with the right shade of yellow it helps to lift your spirits and improve your self-esteem. However, selecting the wrong hue of yellow and will have the opposite effect entirely, giving rise to fear and anxiety.
Yellow is a great colour option for kitchens, dining rooms, and bathrooms where it helps to energize and uplift, unlike any other colour.
It’s probably not best suited to be the main attraction, so if you do intend to use a yellow interior, try and minimize the amount your slap on because some studies show that people tend to lose their temper more in spaces that are dominated by yellow.
- Green is bang in the middle of the visible spectrum, making it the neutral colour of the four psychological primary colours and therefore, the colour of balance.
If you are a fan of green and have it on the walls of your home, you’re likely to be a practical, down-to-earth type of person, that actively tries to maintain a good home, work, and life balance.
You’re most likely to be dependable, enjoy helping others and you are the type of person who after a long hard day at the grindstone, likes to relax with a good book, a session of yoga, or some such other calming activity.
So, now with the above insight, you have an idea about what the colours in your home say about you. Do you feel there is a need to make a change? Can you see yourself adding some extra colour to your home?
Whatever you do make sure you feel good in your home sweet home.