Psychology of Colour

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Psychology of Colour

by Ellen Wundersitz, May 2019

Can you imagine a world without colour?  “Colours, like features, follow the changes of the emotions,” the artist Pablo Picasso once remarked. 
 
With no deep blue sky, bright green grass, russet red autumn leaves, sunny yellow daffodils, or pale pink piglets, the world would be a bleak and sad place.
 
For those of us who love colour, bringing it inside our homes, whether it be as an accent or bold feature can help to lift or brighten a space and make us feel more connected.
 
Although the science behind colour has been debated for many years, it has to be said that colour is very important in aesthetics and how a room will make you feel. 
 
Very broadly speaking, warm colours such as red, orange, and yellow evoke emotions ranging from feelings of warmth and comfort whilst cool colours on the blue side of the spectrum, such as blue, purple, and green and are often described as calming.
 
Did you know that Ancient Egyptians and Chinese have practiced chromotherapy, or the use of colour to heal, for many centuries. Chromotherapy is sometimes referred to as light therapy or colorology and is still used today as a holistic or alternative treatment.
 
If you want to incorporate colour into your space, but are not feeling brave enough yet to commit to colour in a fixed piece of furniture, you can still incorporate colour with small decorative elements that can change as your style or taste evolves (such as in Daniel & Jacquie’s kitchen image below).
 
As is evidenced by our body of work, we love colour!  Thankfully, many of our clients do too. If colour is your thing, and you want to create a space that embraces your favourite colour then we might just be a good fit for you!
 
If you are wanting to incorporate colour into your home, but not sure what colour tone is right for you, then perhaps you could start by gathering a collection of items you love, to see if a colour pattern emerges! 

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