7th Sense of Colours
Seasonal Paint Colours
Every season is defined by its own set of colours and each colour has the power to transform spaces and spice up surroundings. It's almost magical what a colour can do to the look and mood of a room. How it adds a touch of style and elegance to interiors. So, if you are planning to paint your home in the colours that best capture your favourite season, read on.
The hot sun, cool breeze and the comfort under a shady tree – that's summer. The fresh spring landscape melts in the summer sun and the bright green grass gets softer tones. It's the very same hues which find their way into the summer pallet packed with cool colours.
Pastel shades and whites contrasted with a dark wall give a calm yet fresh crisp look to interiors. The warm and inviting colours of summer make rooms look spacious and elegant. When combined with traditional decorations, antiques and fine china, they lend rooms a touch of formality and an air of elegance.
You will probably want to keep the winter chill out so add a dash of warm colours to your rooms. If you pick a red it will lend energy and passion to them. Red and neutrals, such as tans and browns, will make rooms warmer.
An orange will enliven spaces and if used with another colour it will give the décor some punch. Yellows will radiate warmth and keep you perked up while pale yellows joined with blues and reds will make living spaces more stylish.
Purple is yet another versatile warm colour. Easily paired with complementary colours like yellow, orange and softer greens it can be used interestingly. Purple with a greater ting of red makes spaces vivacious and exciting while purple with a greater amount of blue casts an air of relaxation and reflection.
Nature bursts into life and the air seems to bubble with energy. The spring palette is vibrant, warm, light and clear. A whole host of colours come to mind when you think of spring. Sky blue, leaf green, fresh lilac and clear grey, scarlet, coral, watermelon, peach, sunshine yellow, turquoise, cobalt blue, violet and most of all, green.
Both a warm and a cool colour, green is a blend of balance and harmony. Green used along with blue reminds you of the serenity in nature while green used in combination with yellow and black or yellow and white creates the perfect sporty, outdoorsy feel.
The green leaves turn into vivid hues of orange and rust with the onset of autumn. The colours of the season are fiery, warm and intense like burnt orange, olive green, poppy, flame, vermilion, teal blue, peacock, and burgundy while neutrals include warm browns - from stone through chocolate.
Yellow gives warmth to much of the autumn palette, made up of a mix of bright spicy vibrant colours and warm rich mellow hues. The autumn palette is characterised by hot oranges, fiery reds, ochres and muted olives.
Used in a sitting room this palette creates a rich and lively atmosphere. Autumn homes are less formal and more comforting.
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