We all know the type of person we’d like to be described as – ambitious, creative, energetic, sensitive, or laid-back – but our home décor reflects who we truly are.
According to the psychology of colour, you can tell a lot about a person’s character traits from the colours they choose to decorate the rooms in their homes. Do you think that your home décor currently reflects your personality? This article aims to help you determine that by explaining the meaning behind the colours and helping you to pick out new appropriate colours if you feel you need a change.
The Mysterious Interior Colour Palette Explained
When it comes to choosing the colours for our walls, furniture and soft furnishings, we all have our preferences and this can be very telling of our personality. We all know that colours make us feel certain emotions so they can set the mood in our homes. Here are a few examples of interior colours and what personality traits they best reflect:
- Red – a bold colour representing a passionate person, red can reflect both anger and love. Red is usually used to create warmth but what many don’t know is that it also stimulates the appetite so is perfect for any dining space.
- Yellow – a cheery colour that brings on feelings of positivity and optimism. Yellow says a lot about a homeowner and is said to point to intellect and creativity.
- Blue – a soothing tone, blue is typical of a laid-back personality.
- Green – an earthy shade, green is a popular choice for people who like to spend a lot of time outdoors.
Make your home reflect your true personality through colour
If you don’t know what your home says about you or you don’t feel like it really showcases your personality, start to decorate with meaning. Approach your home one room at a time and put some real thought into what message you want to send through the colours that you use.
The best thing about interior decorating is that you can change it as your personality grows, it only takes a few simple changes here and there.
To make sure you know what your home says about you, here’s a quick colour-personality guide to refer to:
Red: “The Fiery One”
Symbolises: anger, passion, love, courage, and energy.
How to use it: for a traditional look, opt for red mahoganies and deep mulberry. For a contemporary style, add blood red to a feature wall in either a living room or bedroom and match it with red linen and cushions for a modern feel.
Yellow: “The Cheerful One”
Symbolises: optimism, hope, cheerfulness, and happiness.
How to use it: you have to be bold when using yellow so go all out to create a refreshing space; use bright yellow decor paired with jet black chunky furniture for a funky look.
Pink: “The Loving One”
Symbolises: love, nurturing, youth, and delicacy.
How to use it: if you like pink, you can sprinkle your whole home with subtle tones of it through carefully choosing your accessories. Recently, it has risen in popularity to use light pastel pinks as part of the shabby chic and upcycling trend.
Green: “The Adventurous One”
Symbolises: greed, adventure, ambition, and nature.
How to use it: you can really bring a room to life using green, especially if you pair it with bamboo or oak accessories. A mossy green paint would work best for this but if you prefer emerald shades, then tone it tone slightly with dark glass or patterned accessories.
Purple: “The Daring One”
Symbolises: royalty, wisdom, creativity, and imagination.
How to use it: the perfect colour to add drama to any bedroom, make sure to add in sumptuous textures and shimmering reflective surfaces to enhance lighting and create a feeling of lavishness.
Blue: “The Chilled One”
Symbolises: relaxation, tranquillity, peace, trust, and understanding.
How to use it: as there is such a huge variety of hues that blue holds, you can mix and match accessories, paint a feature wall duck-egg blue or add in delicate blue furnishings to create your desired look.
Black: “The Deep Thinker”
Symbolises: mystery, secrecy, and reflectiveness.
How to use it: a bold and intense choice, you have to be sure that you want to use this colour before doing so. A great backdrop for showing off colourful furnishings such as red accessories, it takes a strong personality to want to decorate with black.
White: “The Confident One”
Symbolises: security, protection, and cleanliness.
How to use it: it is said that people who love white walls in their home are decisive, independent, and self-reliant. You can either pair your walls with white accessories and furnishings of different textures to create a softer feel to the room, or you can add in splashes of colour and oak furniture for a more open and natural look.
Brown: “The Natural One”
Symbolises: warmth, earthiness, comfort, and protection.
How to use it: you may think that brown isn’t the best choice to update a home, but people with a genuine and confident personality type would say otherwise. With so many shades of brown, consider pairing a range of soft shades in your accessories with dark brown furnishings to create warmth in a living room.
Grey: “The Sensible One”
Symbolises: maturity, professionalism, and modernity.
How to use it: grey has been becoming more and more trendy in interior design for the last couple of years and it isn’t going anywhere yet. Complement darker greys with warmer colours if you want a more opulent feel. If you want modern, experiment with shades and pair with prints such as mosaic diamonds when selecting your furnishings.
Gold: “The Luxurious One”
Symbolises: grandeur, achievement and success.
How to use it: with gold, you can either go all out by pairing with white furniture and dark rich-coloured accessories to create a truly luxurious space or you can go for a subtle look by adding in gold touches such as doorknobs or candle holders for a hint of regal vibes.
If you know what you want your home to say about you, then get in in touch to book your free home consultation where I can offer hundreds of shades and amazing fabrics to make sure your home is a reflection of your true personality.
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