The use of colour in our homes can’t be understated. Many people will opt for simple beiges, creams and whites, but I’d argue that being a bit more unique is exactly what’s needed!
The use of different colours can impact different people in different ways. Are you looking to sell your home? Blue has been shown to be a more soothing tone, perfect for showing buyers around the house. Want to make the property more kid-friendly? Orange is a colour that represents comfort, and warmth.
So, to give you some inspiration, here are a couple of ways you can add flashes of colour to your entire house. Some may be obvious, but some may not – either way, I urge you to give them a go!
Most people won’t think twice when buying a kettle, toaster or microwave. These ‘mini appliances’ as I like to call them, they’re the staples of any kitchen, and as such aren’t usually given any special treatment. But, how about colour coding them to match your kitchen’s decor? You can buy accented appliances, and that basically means that half of it is coloured. It looks quirky, unique and fresh, and can brighten up any kitchen.
Signs and artwork
Many people will hang up artwork and signage in their homes, but it isn’t usually in the name of colour. They’re usually drab, dull pieces of artwork, that are professionally produced, but don’t really stand out.
I’m proposing that we forget this notion. You could use some brightly coloured foam PVC to hang up on a wall, a bold statement of colour that would look great in a bedroom. Or, rather than changing the art itself, you could change the frame; line it in a bright blue, orange or yellow, to truly make it eye-catching.
Be bold in the bathroom
Bathrooms are usually grey, black and white, and that seems to be universal. That being said, it’s a room that’s ripe with opportunity, and this shouldn’t be missed. You could opt for some more coloured tiles, to add a bit of character. Focus on either going big and bold, and small and accented; perhaps your towels, toothbrushes, and soaps can add the colour you seek!
You can actually combine wallpaper, colour and lighting into one fell swoop – with ease. LED wallpaper is, as the name implies, wallpaper that’s stuffed with lightbulbs. Not only can this slash your electricity bills, but it comes in a wide variety of colours that finely complement the lights.
Lighting is everything!
Speaking of lighting, it’s hard to get right. Perhaps your room is in fact stuffed full of colour, but your lighting makes the space look dreary? Consider your options. If you have curtains, they aren’t really good at showing a room in a nice light. It’s either too bright, or too dark. Switch to a blind to be able to control this better. Or, instead of standard coloured bulbs, look at brighter oranges or cool blues to dictate the tone of a certain room. Bulbs are pretty cheap too! This is a great solution if you’re on a budget.
Do you have any unique, colourful home ideas? Sound off in the comments below!