5 wall colour schemes that can boost your mood

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You’re a better person when you’re calm and happy, so turn your home into a feel-good space with a mood-altering coat of paint. “Colour is so influential in relation to how a room feels, therefore it can easily affect our mood and behaviour,” says Dulux colour expert Andrea Lucena-Orr. “If a space is dreary and emotionless, it can change the way we feel in that space. As soon as you enter a room that’s bright or has a certain positive essence, you can’t help but feel uplifted and reinvigorated.”

Taubmans even has a new research by the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne that scientifically proves that different coloured walls can strongly influence a range of emotions – when painted right they make us feel relaxed and calm, or cheerful and excited, while the wrong colour scheme can make us bored, sad, tense and even irritated.


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Fun 7 vibrant. Taubmans colour expert Fiona King admits that while yellows, oranges and pinks generally add a sense of cheerfulness, they can be polarising, sometimes making people feel tense and irritated. “Use them sparingly and test a small area with a Taubmans sample pot first, making sure you show everyone who has to live in the space!” says Fiona. She recommends a sunny yellow, such as Taubmans Florida as a cheerful, warming influence, or In The Pink or Orange Embers for those considering a more daring aesthetic.


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Cosy & warm. Consider choosing a paint with an orange tone if you want to create a sociable space, says Haymes Paint’s colour and concept manager, Wendy Rennie. She recommends Comanche Dust as an orange that works well in living areas. “Being in the orange family, it’s definitely associated with having a lot of energy, which I think is a positive thing, particularly when you brown it off like Comanche Dust,” she says. “Sometimes a birght orange can be very overbearing, but when it’s toned down, it can be quite warm, which gives a feeling of cheerfulness. It’s very sociable because it’s got that energy associated with it.


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Reflective. Darker greens create a hushed atmosphere, as they are associated with nature and lush forests. “Colours such as greens and blues can help you feel relaxed and rebalanced,” says Andrea Lucena-Orr of Dulux. “These balancing hues will transform your room into a restful, relaxing sancturayr. They are perfect for living spaces and bedrooms”


Photograpger: Lisa Cohen Stylist:Bree Leech.

Light & Airy. A bathroom needs to be both relaxing and fresh in its feel. Soft greens from the Dulux Escapade palette for 2018 create a welcoming atmosphere, while also acting as a refuge from the outside world. Be kind to yourself by choosing gentle hues and flattering natural light. Just note that the light of your bathroon will be different to that of the paint shop. “Look at the colour under different lighting conditions (day and night) and paint the colour on a piece of cardboard so you can move it around furniture and fittings, “says Andrea. “Don’t make your decision immediately, leave the colours up for at least two or three days before you decide.


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Calm & relaxed. A touch of grey works best when creating a chill-out zone says Melanie Stevenson, marketing manager of Porter’s Paints, who suggests half-and-quarter-strength versions of soft greys, blues and whites. “A calm atmosphere can be created with soothing tones of grey – choose greys with a cool blue or green undertone – soft neutral greens, grey-blues, mauve-greys and misty white,” she says. “If your preference is for warm colours, the most relaxing are soft tans and ‘dirty’ light pinks. Opt for muted, complex colours rather than sharp than sharp or crisp options.

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