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Decorating for happiness - how wood, pastel pink and warm metal tones can make your home a happier place

Decorating for happiness - how wood, pastel pink and warm metal tones can make your home a happier place


While Goethe was the father of modern colour psychology, and most architects and interior designers now use his theories when designing space for living, the average home decorator may never have been trained in the way colour evokes mood. Is there even such a thing as the optimum colour scheme for happiness? There’s a lot of evidence to suggest it’s pastel pink and white, with wooden furniture and warm metal tones of copper, gold and bronze. Why?

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Red evokes power and passion and is used to warm spaces up and make them feel more intimate.

brown landscape
Brown, like green, is a strong natural colour. Because it’s a predominant shade found in our natural environment it relaxes people and evokes a meditative state, so it’s great for furniture groupings that are designed to create conversation and ‘hanging out’.

All white decor
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White is the shade of hygiene and purity - it brings clarity, space and airiness to a room but too much can seem sterile.

Copper accents in decor
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Warm metals have been a huge decor feature in recent years. Eschewing the cold efficiency of steel and chrome, they bring a softer and more welcoming ambience and reflect back a comforting mellow light that flatters the skin, softens shadows and creates the friendly atmosphere that we all seek in our homes.

 

Bringing these together means that red’s power can be balanced by white’s sense of space in a calming shade of pink. This neutral shade can be balanced with the warm relaxing tones of wooden furniture and accented with the richness of warm metal hues to bring a touch of drama and excitement to the overall scheme. For those delicious accents why not choose some stunning ceramic pendant lights, in a variety of glowing shades to focus attention on the serene and joy-making nature of your interior decor.

The end result - a happy, happy home!