What Your Home's Color Palette Says About You
Your color preference reveals more than just your favorite hues. Here are five popular palettes and their corresponding personalities.
With people becoming so attuned with all things visual (our eyes are perpetually glued to screens, after all), there’s been no better time to focus on the effects that color have on our psychology, and vise versa. With color playing a significant role in everything from branding to marketing, who will say that we can’t put as much weight on color and what it means in our own homes?
Reexamine these five popular (and trendy) color palettes and see which of these combinations suit you—or the person you want to emulate—best.
Black and White: Minimal, uncomplicated, simple.
Join the growing bandwagon of people who want to strip down to the basics, and give their eyes (and soul) a good rest. Sticking to a monochromatic palette can get you in the mood to simplify and stick to spaces that hold only the things that really matter. It’s easy to assemble a sophisticated home with a sparse color palette—instead of overloading the sense with bright pops of color or heavy hues, you’re able to concentrate instead on the form and function of your furniture and décor.
Paint swatches: Velvet Grey, Black, both from Davies
Green, Blue: Easygoing, relaxed, serene.
If you want to imbibe the most chilled out version of yourself, sticking to these breezy, beach-inspired colors will do you well. Resembling the natural colors of sky and sea, a cool color palette can signal your stress levels to switch off and take it easy. Sticking to lighter shades of green and blue can help mimic the feeling of stepping into a beach hut, bare feet, breathable fabrics and all. It’s always better when sea foam green is in fashion, after all. To see more of this home, click here.
Paint swatches: Rogue River, Clearfield, both from Ace Paints
Orange, Red: Grounded, robust, solid.
If you want to establish a strong sense of security within your home, turn to the energizing shades of deep reds and burnt oranges. These rich and vibrant hues can conjure a feeling of richness and abundance. With orange often linked to creativity and red being the color of passion, this heady color palette can inspire you to connect with your most artistic and imaginative self. Sticking to warmer tones in these colors can provide a sense of grounding and comfort—think of a warm cup of tea welcoming you home at the end of a long day. To see more of this home, click here.
Paint swatches: Chili Pepper, Heart To Heart, both from Ace Paints
Yellow, Brown: Optimistic, connected, self-aware.
Brown, in and of itself, can seem like a drab color. But when taken in its full spectrum—from light wheat-colored yellows to deep and earthy tans—brown can provide a warm feeling that connects you straight to practical, Mother Earth energy. Think wooden furniture mixed with natural weaves in abaca and rattan, set against a sunny wall of citrus yellow, and you’ve already set up a home that maximizes the lush, tropical environment we live in. To see the rest of this home, click here.
Paint swatches: Coffee Bean, Band of Gold, both from Ace Paints
Emerald, Purple, Sapphire: Rich, opulent, sophisticated.
Turn to the wonderful array of shades that prismatic gem stones has to offer and your spaces can have a wealth of inspiration to pull from. Deeply rich jewel tones can add elegance to any space—not only because they add royal flair, but they also inspire richness in texture. The luxurious texture of velvet, substantial feel of damask, and plush touch that Persian rugs have to offer can all add to a room that feels significantly ornate in all the right places.
Paint swatches: Electrify, Aegean Sea, Luscious Lips, all from Nippon Paint
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