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8 Tips For Using Colour Psychology In Your Garden Space

The colours you use in a room can influence your mood, energy levels and concentration. When you plan the interior design of your garden room, keep in mind the spaces ultimate purpose, and use these eight colour psychology tips to create the perfect collection of hues.

1. Sociable Space

Bright colours, such as vibrant oranges, yellows, greens and blues create feelings of happiness and encourage open communication. They are ideal to use in sociable spaces such as a kitchen, living space or games room.

2. Safe And Secure

Deeper shades of red, blue, purple and green can convey feelings of security and comfort. They should be used sparingly as accents over a lighter background as too much can have a gloomy, constricting effect.

3. Compass Colours

North facing spaces benefit from the warming effect of orange and yellow hues, while South-facing spaces can be cooled with blues and greens.

4. Pumped Up

If you want to feel energised when you enter your garden room use bright shades of yellow and orange as accents. If you want to use the room as a home gym, splashes of red with contrasting blues create the combination needed to warm up, workout then wind down.

5. Keep Calm Down

Cooler shades of blue and green have a relaxing effect and are ideal for bedrooms, meditation spaces, or anywhere that would benefit from a calming atmosphere.

6. A Productive Office

Navy blue has an inhibiting effect, restricting people's willingness to communicate. If you will be using your garden room as an office you should avoid using navy blue as it may make it harder for you to call or email colleagues and clients. Red, although energising, can create feelings of anger so should be used sparingly or avoided at all in an office colour scheme.

7. On A Diet

Grey can curb your appetite, so if you want to avoid the munchies while in your garden room, this can be a great colour to use as the base of your decorating scheme.

8. Create Space

If you want to make a small space seem bigger, it may seem logical to reach for the can of brilliant white emulsion. However, slightly tinted shades of white work better as the colour adds a dimension of depth to the rooms, while still reflecting plenty of light around the space.

By carefully choosing a blend of colours that work well together, and create the desired mood, you can develop an inviting space, perfectly suited to your needs.

Date: 28/04/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges