For a house to become a home, one factor worth noting is personalization. Your house has to reflect bits of your personality for you to be truly comfortable in it. And what better way to personalize a house than by ensuring each aspect of its décor is tailored just for you; right from the fabric of bed-sheets to colours on the wall.
Colour trends change from year to year, but when it comes to selecting the wall paint colour scheme, it is better to leave fleeting trends aside and pay attention to how a colour affects you. Psychologically, every person is affected differently by different colours so what may seem like a peaceful shade to you, could well irritate your partner!
Red is an energetic colour that gets the adrenaline pumping. For this reason, you will see walls of dance classes and activity centres usually painted with this colour. It is preferably used in small quantities as too much of a warm shade can be overwhelming. To counter the effect of this colour, you can choose deep, regal shades or relegate it to accent walls.
Yellow brings to mind cheeriness and sunshine, but as far as colours for homes go, it may not always be a wise choice. Yellow is believed to make an individual more irritable and depressed over time, however it can be easily used as an accent colour to complement a main colour.
A favourite of many, blue, is a beautiful colour to use for homes but its effect depends on the shade used. Lighter blues like cerulean and periwinkle work well for living rooms. In bedrooms, it is best to pair shades of blue with warmly accented furniture. Dark blues give off a solemn air and aren't ideal for social spaces.
Considered one of the best choices for any wall paint, green is extremely soothing to the eye. Shades of green such as mint and jade or darker tones like forest green look marvellous on walls. This is especially true when complemented by cool neutrals and wooden accents.
Most homes are painted in neutral tones of beige, taupe or white. The advantage of these colours is their versatility and they can be paired with multiple wall paint colour schemes and accents while being pleasing and attractive to look at.
Choose colours and tones which will help you feel calm and make you feel relaxed for it's your home and your safe haven, after all!