If white-on-white kitchens make you feel like taking a deep breath of air or if you’ve felt the serenity of light blues and grays you’ve experienced the overwhelming power that colour has on your emotional and physiological states.
In fact, it isn’t merely the colour itself that our brains interpret as mood-invoking, but also the shade, pattern and depth of that colour. (e.g. A bright red alerts us to danger and puts us on edge, while a deep burgundy can make us feel warm, passionate and elegant. Additionally, small and repetitive patterns can make us feel regimented while large, flowing patterns bring out our artistic sides.)
Is your home making you moody?
While you might laugh at this idea, give it a chance. If your living room is a drab beige and you often find yourself listless or unhappy when in that room, you can bet your last can of paint that there is a connection.
Certain colours can multiply or muffle light and can even appear as various shades of that colour throughout the day, depending on how much sunlight that room receives and its proximity to other colours.
Basically, colours are complicated, and colour choices are–by far–the most stressful decisions that must be made during any home improvement project.
Do you crave a fresh start?
If you’ve hit a wall with your personal life, you need to consider the physical walls around you and the colours therein. Are they enhancing the positive qualities of your life–thankfulness, love, abundance–or are they muting your individual voice? We find the latter to be true nearly every time you buy a new home. In essence, you take on the mood / colour palette of the previous owner.
Not all vibes are worth sharing, and that’s why fabric, furniture, and paint colours must be matched to your current chapter in life.
You aren't who you once were...
And that’s a good thing. As you grow and evolve your personality, your family dynamic, or your skill set changes too. It’s important for your home environment to evolve at the same rate.
When it doesn’t, you’ll feel it. Restlessness, irritability and an inability to relax or be your authentic self are all symptoms of a mismatched environment.
You can’t always remove the people or situations from your life that cause disharmony, but you do have control over your home. Make sure it’s a sanctuary that fills you up rather than depletes you.
If your walls and ceilings have been their current colour for more than a decade…
If your window treatments and furniture have boasted the same palette since you moved in…
If your carpeting makes you cringe (and you’re unsure of its original colour)…
Let’s talk. Your individualized design consultation is a phone call or email away.
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