Using colour around the home is great for injecting different emotions and feelings. I remember viewing our current home and the Tudor red kitchen walls instantly drawing me in, masking over any imperfections as it shouted to any prospective house buyer ” pick me!” It was bold, passionate and fired up my imagination.
It soon became too much though, and it wasn’t long before I longed for a bright and airy house to relax in so was replaced by a neutral light beige.The red had done its job in drawing me in and now it was time for a new palate.
I’m currently painting everything grey. This shade has completely consumed me, I have no idea why (nothing to do with that book which I’ve neither read or watched I should point out) I’ve just fallen head over heels for the calming and warm, yes grey can be warm, effect it has. It’s helped my features and furniture stand out and with many different shades to try out, it’s not looked to bland in my house, rather the opposite in fact. By having a universal theme in different shades running through most of my rooms it’s given a good flow to the house.
photo courtesy of French Fancy
But what colour would I paint a home office? I personally like a room where the most important and creative work happens to not be too distracting. I need something to lift my mood and take the edge of the stress of tight deadlines and something warming as I work best when I’m not niggled by the cold. So continuing my grey theme on the walls, with shots of orange to raise energy levels and keep me focused.
Photo courtesy of 79 Ideas
These shades would create a universal workspace all the family can enjoy. All brought together with a carefully considered psychology of colours, but this is just my choice and what inspires and de stress’ you could be different to your ideal decor. Have a look at the infographic below to see what colour you’d inject into your home office.
This is a collaborative post, all words are my own and photographs are credited to the original owner.