It’s no secret that we choose to decorate our home with things that appeal to us. Even the tiniest of details are placed within our walls for a reason, surely each of these choices must mean something? It turns out the way in which we decorate, and the colours that we use reflect our personalities. One of the biggest choices – what colour we paint our homes – says quite a bit about us as well.
Just like sunshine, warm shades like reds, oranges and yellows are cheerful and welcoming. As they are so bright, they can spring from the walls and make your home feel cosier and more intimate. Many people who use warm tones are often more friendly and nurturing.
Cool shades generally draw their inspiration from nature, with soft blues representing the skies and lush greens representing forests and gardens – both of which can be incredibly soothing. Cool colours can provide an oasis in a fast-moving world, and those who use them may be more introverted and quiet.
Bold and beautiful, jewel tones are designed to stand out. Those who use them are often outgoing, confident and creative – they want to feel inspired by their surroundings. Even better, despite their bright colours, jewel tones are actually fabulous at hiding flaws, making every home look like an architectural masterpiece.
It comes as no surprise that neutral colours have a clean, classic and crisp look, which appeals to a lot of people. Yet that doesn’t mean they are ‘boring’, instead, they may be more practical as they aren’t having to redecorate their entire home each time their tastes change.
Alternatively, you may think the colour you choose to paint your home isn’t a reflection of your personality, but actually just your personal tastes. That’s fine too! The only thing that matters is that you choose a colour that you and your family love, and that way your home is sure to look beautiful for many years to come.