Before choosing colours for your room or furniture, ask yourself these three questions:
What is your colour personality?
Are you a chick with wanderlust who loves the beach? Why not bring some azure blues, yellow sunny hues and a whimsical beachy feel to the furniture in your room?
Do you love the great outdoors? Bring some greens and earthy browns in to your room.
Are you an adrenaline junky? Give a pop of red or yellow to spice things up!
Most of us are scared to play with colour so we stick with neutrals. Don’t get me wrong, my living room is all pale greys, creams and pinks – I love neutral colours, they make me feel calm. (Which, frankly, is exactly what I need after I’ve put the kids to bed!)
Annie Sloan’s palette of colours is broad and with a little skill can create literally any shade you desire by mixing them together. The smooth texture of the paint and the intensity of the pigment means that a little goes a long way.
The only limit is your imagination.
Choosing a bold colour for your room can be fun and refreshing, and can bring the whole room together. So lets ask the question;
How do certain colours make you feel?
Colours are emotive. Like a song you heard years ago, it can take you back to one specific place – perhaps a wonderful holiday…? Some say yellow brings the sunshine in to the room and increases serotonin levels. For me when I am painting with the dreamy mix of Annie Sloan’s Duck-egg Blue and Old White, the soft, cool, minty green colour literally makes me smile. Like eating an entire batch of peppermint creams when I was a child.
Red emanates strength and confidence and can look utterly amazing with pinks and greys. Blue can be cool and breezy or dark and moody and can be paired with oranges and greys to make it pop. Green can make you feel alive and happy when together with yellow or black.
So the next question is;
What is your happy colour?
Annie Sloan recently inspired us to write this blog when she posted an image on Instagram showing a number of different coloured furniture against different coloured walls. Proving that some colours you think would never work together, actually do. We heart the mustard yellow against the dark blue wall!
In summary, I believe your interior style should A; make you feel happy, B; reflect your personality and C; set the mood you want for the space.
Go on I dare you. Go for Bold!
Check back for our next blog on how to use a colour wheel to choose complementary colours to create either a dramatic or more subtle colour scheme in your room.