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Get the Colour Psychology Lowdown

Have you ever stepped into a room and felt a wave of emotions wash over you – be it a hospital, theatre, or even your living room? Well, this phenomenon has everything to do with the interplay of colours within the space you’re in (also known as colour psychology).

Colour psychology is pivotal in the interior design industry and understanding how it works is something that many industry experts have mastered. But being able to decode colour psychology isn’t just for the pros, anyone can do it! Keep reading to find out what colours evoke certain emotions and how you can use colour to create various atmospheres and moods within your home.

Shades of blue

When the colour blue comes to mind, you probably think of clear skies or the ocean, right? Both of these subconsciously influence a person’s mood because they’re affiliated with fond memories. So, when blue is utilised in interior design, it triggers a sense of calm, serenity, and relaxation, and even more so in the lighter shades. Darker hues evoke feelings of confidence, trust, loyalty, and dependability.

So, how to incorporate these into your space? Blue is best used in bedrooms and living spaces because you want these areas to feel calm and inviting. Use light shades of blue as a dominant colour in your bedroom by adding a blue coverlet to your bed or a pastel blue feature wall. When decorating your living room, we recommend using deeper shades of blue in various decorative accoutrements – think vases, artwork, and throw cushions.

Shades of green

Green is one of the more versatile colours and can be brought into almost every room in some way. Similarly to blue, green also evokes feelings of calmness because it has strong associations with nature. Green is thought to be tranquil and promotes growth, renewal, prosperity, and regeneration.

The best way to bring green into your space is through textural pieces like plants, rugs, and fabrics. Opt for statement furnishings in rich green velvets like dining chairs or sofas, add in a variety of foliage from hanging plants to petite succulents, and opt for contemporary Moroccan rugs with speckles of green throughout. The best part? Green can be added to any room within a house or apartment and even the most subtle additions can make all the difference.

Shades of red

Red can be a daunting colour to add to your space but it’s a real game changer! Red symbolises a range of emotions often depending on its intensity and contexts, but some common interpretation of the colour includes passion, energy, warmth, comfort, and creativity.

Shades of red are more suitable for kitchens where creativity is key. Ultimately red works best as an accent feature but be sure to balance with neutrals to prevent the space from becoming overwhelming. We also recommend creating a gradient by using various shades like maroon, burgundy, and rose instead of sticking to one stark shade only.

Shades of yellow

Radiant and cheerful, the colour yellow exudes warmth and sunshine which is why it’s often associated with youthfulness, energy, and fun.

Consider featuring yellow in nurseries or kids rooms because it is the ideal gender-neutral choice. When integrating yellow tones, it’s important to strike a balance where the shade is used in conjunction with other colours and design elements to create a harmonious environment. We recommend opting for a yellow ceiling accent or removable wall decals. For a more subtle yet impactful approach, add yellow fitted sheets to the bed to create a soft pop of colour in your bedding.

Shades of pink

To conclude, our final colour is pink – which is also the Pantone colour of the year, viva magenta! Pink has recently made a resurgence in interiors, especially dusty pinks which have been seen in a slew of Pinterest-worthy interiors. The shade often evokes romance, elegance, and harmony.

There’re so many ways to incorporate pink into your interiors but one of the best ways is through lighting. Look for pink-hued lamps, lampshades, or pendant lights to add a subtle glow of colour to your space. We also recommend introducing pink through bathroom accessories like towels, shower curtains, and bathmats.

As you decorate your home, keep in mind that colours do more than just look pretty – each colour can also help create the mood you want. So, whether you like calm blues, nature-inspired greens, bold reds, happy yellows, or elegant pinks, enjoy picking shades that resonate with you and the feelings you wish to welcome into your home.

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Get the Look: Bedroom Colour Ideas

Colour, it’s an incredible force that can completely transform your mood and even impact your wellbeing. And when it comes to interior design, colour always reigns supreme – often dictating the latest trends and stealing the spotlight each season with one hero hue. This season we’re loving neutral tones!

Today, we dive into bedroom colour ideas with the help of Stylist, Brair Stanley. We discover how to craft a neutral colour palette for your oasis and find out how to give your bedroom the special attention it deserves. Keep reading to find out how to breathe new life into your slumber space thanks to Homemaker Nunawading HQ and all the homeware stores that call Nunawading home!

Windows to the walls

Coat your walls in neutral and muted paint – we’re talking about shades that delicately delight the senses like soft blush pink, muted blue, pastel green, and delicate beige. These hues are like the smooth operators of the paint world, adding a touch of style to your space and acting as an ideal blank canvas for the rest of your décor and furnishings.

Fine furnishings

Lust-worthy bedrooms are figuring out of dreamy furnishings that work well with your chosen colour palette – how to style a bedroom always comes down to the main pieces of furniture you have. Perhaps you already own a plush headboard or elegant armchair. Use that base piece of furniture to inspire the overall vibe for the rest of your room. For those sticking to the neutral colour palette, these tones lend themselves to organic shapes – think sculptural vases and curved furnishings. Ensure your furniture appears slightly warmer in colour compared to your walls to create depth within the space. This will make your room feel larger and lighter. We recommend checking out Koala Living for lust-worthy furniture.

bedroom colour ideas

bedroom colour ideas

Décor, décor, décor

Now onto the fun part of bedroom colour ideas – the décor! This is your chance to add pops of colour and a personal touch to the space. Explore hues that contrast with your prominent furniture pieces and give them a try. For instance, if you have a deep blue headboard, go for vibrant white bed linens to create a striking contrast. Essential décor elements for a bedroom include a cosy throw blanket to drape across your bed, stylish throw cushions, a rug to add an extra layer of comfort, and artwork, of course! If your décor items feature patterns, ensure they incorporate neutral tones to maintain consistency with the rest of the room. Remember, decorative items can be unexpected but should still tie into the neutral colour palette. Head to Provincial Home Living and Adairs for stunning décor pieces you’ll love.

There you have it, by embracing a neutral colour palette in your bedroom you can create a space that exudes interior style. From the walls to the carefully selected décor, every element plays a role in transforming your space into one you’ll love. For more expert tips be sure to check out a bonus video with Stylist Brair Stanley or head to Homemaker Nunawading to speak with the experienced retailers and in-store stylists. With a trip to Homemaker Nunawading, you can easily achieve your dream bedroom. Happy decorating!

Get the Look: Technology + Design

When it comes to technology in the living room. Everything is so small-scale these days.

There’s no need to have that huge sound system taking over half the space.

We’ve partnered with Stylist Briar Stanley, to help show you how you can integrate technology into your spaces.

 

 

Find amazing pieces for your kitchen at JB Hifi, The Good Guys and Sony Centre – all now open at Nunawading Homemaker HQ.

Get the Look: Bringing it all together

Bringing it all together

When you’re decorating, have fun with proportions and the size of pieces you choose.

Bring your dining area together with the right dining table. We’ve partnered with Stylist Briar Stanley, to help you find out how.

Find amazing pieces for your dining room at Focus on Furniture, Nick Scali Clearance Outlet and Provincial Home Living – all now open at our Homemaker Centre.

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Get the Look: Feature Appliances

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Are you wondering how to bring your kitchen to life and bring in your own style?

There is such an amazing range of appliances for the kitchen these days, that you can treat key pieces like a piece of furniture in your home.

We’ve partnered with Stylist Briar Stanley, to help you find out how.

Find amazing pieces for your kitchen at JB HiFi, The Good Guys, Sony Centre and Godfreys – all at Nunawading Homemaker HQ.