Read this fun article where our readers spill the beans on their favourite hues and we help with colour styling tips for their living space.
Colour is an integral part of our lives and we subconsciously like to surround ourselves with our favourite ones. It has the capacity to surprise, to change the atmosphere and connect to our deepest, strongest (and sometimes even hidden) emotions. It has inspired writers to write, artists to paint, philosophers to think and scientists to research.
With this thought in our mind, we peeked into the lives of five of our loyal blog readers, learnt more about their colour choices to guide them with smart colour paint tips. Read on to know more!
Reader: Mrs. Swati Chugh
Reader’s Colour Choice: Red
Berger Recommended Shade + Styling: RICH LUXURY (1D1993)
Our reader, Swati, is an entrepreneur from Bengaluru who works from the comforts of her home. Strong in her opinions, she has never conformed to traditional views in her life. Always wanting to stand out in the crowd, she started her own digital agency at the young age of 20.
When questioned about her favourite hue, she didn’t bat an eyelid and pat came her reply. A bold red was her answer! No other colour makes her feel as confident and indomitable than the colour red.
We think adding a shade like RICH LUXURY (1D1993) to an accent wall in the home office is bound to exude warmth and character, creating quite a statement, just what Swati would want!
You can also create a cosy reading spot with a gorgeous red backdrop like the one seen in the image above. A perfect spot to gather one’s thoughts or to be lost in the pages of an interesting book.
Reader: Mr. Ajay Sood
Reader’s Colour Choice: Blue
Berger Recommended Shade + Styling: RHYTHMIC BLUE (5D2249)
A banking professional, Ajay recently moved to Delhi after living in a sea-facing house in Chennai most of his life. He loves deep sea diving and indulging in water sports such as snorkelling and scuba diving. Hence, it does not come as a surprise that he loves the colour blue. Since we understand that the lure of the sea is undeniable for Ajay’s, we wanted to bring the ocean blues to his home.
We recommend a shade like RHYTHMIC BLUE (5D2249) to create a blue wall inspired by the ocean that exudes a peaceful and casual vibe. Adding starfish, sea shells, sea-inspired candle holders and photo frames would help achieve the perfect look.
Reader: Ms. Amanpreet Kaur
Reader’s Colour Choice: Yellow
Berger Recommended Shade + Styling: SUN AND FUN (3T0772)
Amanpreet, one of our regular blog readers is a vivacious, young woman. A dance instructor by profession, she is fondly-called “Little Miss Sunshine” by her family and friends. No prizes for guessing then that her favourite colour is a sunny shade of yellow! A livewire by nature, she lights up any room she walks into, so it is natural that her home reflects her vibrant personality.
She has strong and vivid memories of her childhood spent in Amritsar, running around mustard fields with her younger siblings. We took this insight into account and figured it would be great to recreate those magical days in her living space, a quaint 1BHK apartment in Pune with her most favoured shade. A lively yellow hue like SUN AND FUN (3T0772) can spark happiness like no other colour and would be perfect for the living room!
This shade can also be made kitschy but should be used cautiously so that the room does not end up looking like a giant omelette! Adding quirky accessories and memorabilia in yellow can liven up the space but using the right tone is important so that it does not overwhelm the room.
Reader: Mr. George Thomas
Reader’s Colour Choice: Green
Berger Recommended Shade + Styling: SPORTING GREEN (4T0949)
A self-employed professional, George loves spending his free time going on nature trails and hikes in and around Hyderabad. Being aware of this fascination of his, we wanted his home to reflect this love for nature and what better colour than his favourite hue green to do so?
Green would not only pay the perfect ode to his fascination for the lush, green outdoors but would also help lift the spirits, giving him the perfect start to the day!
A verdant, nourishing hue like SPORTING GREEN (4T0949) paired with brown and white furniture in the living space is sure to create a fresh and contemporary look. Leaning into earthy tones is also a great way to create an inviting colour scheme. For a nature-inspired vibe, adding texture in the form of accent rugs, throw blankets, clay and stone pots would be just perfect!
Reader: Mrs. Malvika Parmar
Reader’s Colour Choice: Orange
Berger Recommended Shade + Styling: THE GOLD COAST (2D0710)
Our reader, Malvika is a founder of several social clubs in her residential complex in Mumbai. She loves hosting meetings for these clubs from her home. Brimming with enthusiasm with a go-getter attitude, she revealed to us that her all-time favourite hue is orange!
We think this is a happy and friendly room colour, and also a fun colour to play with! It can be used in every part of the home, especially the kitchen to impart instant warmth. A shade such as THE GOLD COAST (2D0710) can be used on a single wall or all four walls depending on how much one likes a wake-up call in the mornings. When it comes to home décor, this hue can work well on playful, geometric printed cushions and curtains.
Hope you had a good time reading these stories and colour tips! No matter whose personality or which colour you resonate with the most, you can recreate your personal favourite colour in any or every room of your home, your way!
You can get in touch with our experts who provide colour consultancy and customised solutions depending on your unique tastes and preferences.
Call our toll-free number – 1800 103 6030 or SMS ‘XP’ to 56767 to get your walls transformed into your best memories with your favourite paint colours.
Disclaimer: The images shown are for illustration purposes only and are not an exact representation of the shade mentioned in Berger’s Colour Catalogue.