7 Uplifting Colours For Your Home
The dopamine dressing trend will be staying with us for another year. Both fashion and interior designers agree that being surrounded by colours that make you happy is an important part of self-care.
Cold, all white interiors are being replaced by cheerful, bold rooms that have an uplifting effect on our mood.
As we all spend more time at home, look to these colours for inspiration for your next decor revamp. Be brave and inject some positivity into your home!
1. Cheerful Yellow
The colour of sunshine, yellow, brings happiness and positive energy to a room. Highly recommended for cold climates, yellow walls will make a home feel warmer and cheery. The optimism it carries makes it ideal for creating a joyful baby’s room.
Yellow has made a comeback as a playful yet urban colour for modern kitchens.
Turn to its bright tones to liven up a room that doesn’t receive a lot of natural light. We also love this palette for entryways where it greets guests with positive vibes upon entering the home.
Wondering how to compliment your yellow walls? Any furniture with earthy tones and textures will look great against its warm backdrop.
2. Harmonious Green
If you haven’t noticed, green has become a popular interior design colour, and there is a good reason for this. By mimicking nature, green creates a harmonious natural feel in the home. Turn to its shades in spaces where you would like to relax and find calm.
An office or library where you spend prolonged periods of concentration will be well suited to walls in this palette, which will assist in increasing efficiency. In high rise city apartments where foliage is few and far between, adding green to your interior will help you connect with nature.
Shades of green have also been known to encourage energy restoration by revitalising us when we are emotionally, physically, or mentally tired. This makes them a great choice for your home spa or bedroom.
3. Rejuvenating Blue
The same feeling you get when you look up at a clear blue sky is what this colour evokes in your home. Not only is it calming, but it is also associated with feelings of tranquillity and contentment.
Softer shades are perfect in spaces where people socialise such as living rooms and kitchens.
Cooler tones will work well in a bedroom where it will help the body and mind slow down in preparation for a good night’s rest. This airy colour promotes overall well-being by allowing us to relax and recuperate.
Best of all, blue neutralises melatonin levels, meaning that it’s a refreshing and energising colour when our melatonin is low in the morning. As such, kicking off your day by showering in a crisp blue bathroom will give you the boost you need.
4. Mindful Violet
Contrary to assumptions, violet does not carry dark and brooding connotations with it. Instead, it has a positive effect as it encourages feelings of relaxation and retreat.
The deep tones of this colour draw you in and encourage focus and reflection. You will easily fall into a peaceful daydream in a purple bedroom.
Bathe the walls of your reading room in violet to create a sophisticated calm space.
If your work involves creative thinking, your office will benefit from this colour as it will bring the right balance needed to inspire great ideas. Encourage imagination by painting the walls in your art studio or kid’s playroom purple.
5. Safety In Grey
In the past, homeowners stayed away from grey out of fear that it will bring about negative emotions of depression, loneliness or boredom.
However, there has been a complete turn around, and grey can be seen in almost every home in one way or another.
Pale shades are calming and can be used to bring softness to a space when combined with light pastels.
As interior designers, we turned to grey to create a sense of safety in homes when the pandemic made people crave a place of sanctuary. Shades of this colour lend well to a sense of hibernation and cosiness that you would want to feel in a living room. When temperatures drop, this palette will encourage you to relax on your sofa with a hot drink. Use it in spaces where you need to create a secure space that is separated from the surrounding chaos.
6. Hopeful Pink
Pink doesn’t just belong in a little girl’s nursery, this colour of affection and love has a place all over the home.
Light shades are known to bring harmony and peace. When combined with soft neutrals in a bedroom, pink will create a calm environment that will help you sleep easily.
In spaces of productivity, this palette inspires hope, making people feel empowered whilst simultaneously increasing their energy and motivation.
We love the use of pink in a tea room or pyjama lounge, where it will make the area feel cheery and happy.
7. Vibrant Orange
Orange is the most social of all colours. It’s full of vibrancy and personality and is perfect for stimulating conversation and interaction.
Any space in your home where there is heightened activity such as a gym or TV room will look more lively with the addition of this energetic colour.
Furthermore, orange is known to stimulate appetites making it a good choice for a dining area – this explains why it’s popular with fast food restaurants,
Design That Transforms Spaces
At FCI, we believe in the power of interior design to transform spaces. By forging positive spaces that bring genuine happiness to the people who inhabit them, we hope to inspire a community of people to pay it forward.
We’ve been designing interiors and exteriors in both private and commercial spaces for almost 40 years. Our skilled team can offer you a range of individual services or the full interior design monty. We’ll draw up 3D plans for your new kitchen, create a custom colour palette for your walls and floors or simply help you find your perfect sofa match.
No job is too small and no request is too complicated. We can help you draw your design dream and we’ll work closely with you to bring that vision to life.
In addition to our interior design services, we carry designer furniture in a wide range of colours. Whatever your chosen palette, you can find premium pieces that will complement your style.
Get in touch with us and let’s chat about your design requirements. You can call or whatsapp us or pop into our London showroom – we’re open 7 days a week.