Spring is often a time that breathes freshness, as the weather warms up, the colors come out and our home undergoes a much needed Spring Cleaning. For the next few weeks, most of us will focus on putting away the dark colors and spring forward to a wonderfully colourful and elegant color palette. As you’re throwing away unnecessary things in your rooms, you might notice that the colors on the walls and furniture need a little Spring Cleaning too. Therefore, we’ve put together different color palettes for you to choose from, that will make every room in your house look and feel the way you want it.
Red: Passion & Activity Stimulation
The red color palette is one of the best colors to have in your kitchen, as it can give you a boost in energy and appetite. Although red is associated with passion, it’s not the best idea to add too much red in the bedroom, as it can become overwhelming. Should you add red, go for a softer shade and color block effectively so you can still relax in the bedroom. You can even add art pieces or red plants to your bedroom, if you really love the color, to add passion subtly to the room.
Yellow: Happy & Room Expansion
There’s no need to throw away all your favorite decorations to make your room seem bigger – all you need is a bright color, more specifically, yellow. Using the yellow color palette for a small room can make it seem larger all the while giving off a happy and joyous feel. Be careful not to use this color palette too much in a room though, as it can become overwhelming for the eye, when used as the main color, and create anxiety. You want to play around with different yellow shades as a color add-on either by painting lines on the walls or adding yellow decorations. You can even color one wall in yellow and balance it out with a darker, more neutral color, so it’s not too intense either.
Blue: Calm & Purity
This color palette is best used for the bedroom or bathroom, as it gives off a calming and pure energy. Softer shades of blue will work best for those two rooms, as dark blue can create feelings of depression or sadness when used as the main color. Keep a jolly feeling in the room with shades of light blue and color block with bright colors to expand the room and increase feelings of joy.
Green: Calm & Happy
This blue-yellow combination is possibly the best color you can have for any room. Green is not only a great color for the eye, as it helps it relax, but it also helps expand the room thanks to its bright features. Using green as the main color in a room can also make you feel happier and more relaxed, due to the combination of freshness from blue and joy from yellow. You can play around with the green color palette by adding lines light green on top of a brighter green, or color block with yellow or white decorations to add more life to the room. Great color palette to use in the bedroom, more specifically.
Orange: Excitement & Energy
Just like the yellow color palette, using too much orange in a room can become overwhelming for the eye. Although it gives a very happy and energetic feel, it’s best to use softer shades of oranges in the room. Not a color to add in the bedroom, since it gives too much energy for a place that is associated with sleep and relaxation. Your best bet would be adding different shades of orange in the kitchen, to create visual balance with the red, or in the workout room, to give you energy.
Purple: Dramatic & Glamorous
Ah, purple. One of the most sophisticated and dramatic colors available. What’s very interesting with the purple color palette is that you can play around with the different shades and get a different vibe with each shade. Softer shades of purple are much less dramatic and give off a relaxing and calming vibe, while dark purples are much more dramatic and give off a feeling of luxury. It’s a great color to have at the bar, not so much in the bedroom. You can play around with softer shades of purple though, and add lines or wall art to the bedroom or living room.
Let me just make it clear right away that black should never be used as the main color in any room. Unless you color block it with brighter color palette, like yellow, white or blue, black can create feelings of depression and sadness with its intensity. When it comes to black, it’s best to use it as a secondary color palette and play around with softer shades of black, like greyish. You can add lines or wall art on top of brighter colors, for design, but not as the main (and only) color.
Browns are a great earth palette to use in the kitchen or hallway, if you want to create a warm feeling. You can use the brown color palette as the main color in the kitchen, for example, and spice it up with different red wall designs and decorations. The mix between browns and bright colors create visual balance, in turn creating warmth and happiness.
White is often associated with purity, which makes it one of the most versatile colors to use in the house. You can play around with different shades of white (yes, there are different shades of white) in every room in the house by either using it as the main color or simply adding various color block designs on the walls. Or you can simply add it as a main color in the bathroom and play around with black or bright colors to add life to your bathroom!