How adding pops of colour can change your home’s mood

Colour is all around us; even on the gloomiest of days there’s a hint of colour somewhere – a flower, a passing car, umbrellas etc. Our world inside and outside the home is full of colour and it’s these colours we can use to change the mood of our homes and ultimately are own general well-being and perception of how we ‘see’ our living space.

White is a fabulous neutral that remains on-trend year after year. It’s used in all styles of homes, from country cottage motifs to contemporary ones. One its own it can be a little clinical and some would say devoid of character; however, add pops of pink and red to your room and you’ll see that it becomes one full of love. White living space, with white fitted media centre unit and white corner sofa


Just look how effective this pop of purple is. It lifts this room from plain and lifeless to a chic and very stylish living space. Purple is the colour associated with wealth and royalty, communicating the highest quality. White living space with white fireplace on a dark maroon chimney wall

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Teal is an ideal colour to use to add interest and calmness to a room. It works incredibly well with all tones of brown, from deep chocolate to soothing latte and coffee tones. Cosy and warm beige living space with beige corner sofa covering in matching cushions as well as darker brown and teal cushions

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A combination of cool blue on walls is given a pop of colour with bright red. Red is a warm and energising colour which can make a room look inviting and friendly. Light blue wood panel room with white drawers covered in red dots

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Use Radiant Orchid and you’ll be bang on-trend this year. This stunning tone is Pantene’s colour of 2014. It’s the paler cousin to purple but still possess the same regal qualities. It’s also a colour associated with spiritual awareness making ideal for bathrooms, where you can spend time soaking in the bath contemplating life. Pink and lilac bathroom with two his and her basin sinks

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As we’ve seen red is an energising colour; it’s also the colour that is believed to stimulate appetite. Adding a pop of red in your dining room may well make dinner parties and family meal times visually warming and help ensure there’s no grumbling about the food! Dining room with white table and feature wall that is solid red with sloping floating bookshelves

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Blue is a peaceful and calming colour making it ideal for use in bedrooms. While it’s also classified as a cold colour, combining it with white or cream takes the cool edge off, leaving you with a serenity which is conducive to a good night’s sleep. Light blue double bedroom with dark blue used as an accent colour and  dark blue roman blinds in the bay window


The colour of nature green is revitalising and rejuvenating. Adding pops of green is a great way to bring a touch of nature inside your home. It’s also perfect for making small rooms and conservatories appear as if they flow out into the garden. Garden conservatory with light green blinds and matching cushion on a cream armchair

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Can’s decide on a specific colour? No worries go for pops of multi-colours and any plain room will be injected with style. White kitchen with hints of bright colour including yellow and green, with a bedroom behind a curved white wall


Adding orange to your home will bring an immediate warmth. It’s also associated with physical comfort making it a very user friendly choice for any style of home. Warm red roman blinds in a living room bay window, with beige sofa and red cushions


Splashes of yellow are like bringing rays of warm sunshine into your home. This fun colour is ideal for kitchens and children’s room. Be careful though, because over use can be detrimental to your self-esteem. Grey kitchen, with yellow backsplash and yellow breakfast table protruding out of the units

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Associated with the earth and nature brown can exude class, especially when pops of gold are added. It has a seriousness and warmth which leans towards masculinity and protection. Brown and gold bedroom with father and child photo above the bed

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Often viewed as dark and foreboding, it has to be said that an all-black room could be a little oppressive. Black is, however, deemed a colour which is sophisticated and displays uncompromising excellence. Often teamed with pops of white or red, black also has a distinctive nod towards masculinity. Black living room with intricate black fireplace, classy gold table lamp and faux cheetah skin cushion or seat pad

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