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Tips on How to Choose Colours for Your Home

Updated on June 28, 2019

Colours are an element of art. In our daily life, they are always with us and cover everything wherever we stay. It said that “Where there is a place, there is colour.”

As creatures who have a sense of art, we need colours to complete the appearance of things we use daily. They seem to be a necessity of life.


The world of colour divided into three main sections: red, yellow, and blue. And various combinations of two or three of those primary colours can produce uncountable sorts and nuances of colours. Except for black and white, all these categorized and use for mixing, getting darker or brighter colours depending on the purpose for which they intended.

We get many impressions based on colour appearance. It is as something that could change human feelings. Someone who enters a room can become fearful, surprised, glad gloomy, confused or even dizzy mostly due to the room colours.


The Colours Effect

There are still other effects caused by colours that you can try for yourself. Suppose that you enter a big room where everything seems red, yellow or orange. How do you feel in that room? You will probably feel as if every corner of that room radiates heat at you, and you might not be able to stand to stay there for a long time. But if everything in the place is blue, green, magenta or a combination of those, you may feel more like staying there because it is as if something was creating a calm and fresh atmosphere in the room.

Colour can also create a sense of space. Bright room colours give the impression that the room has more full dimensions that it does. Conversely, if dark colours dominate the room, it will seem to be narrower.

The understanding of colours can be so helpful in planning the interiors of our houses. The best colours choices will help create good feelings in those living of them. In the colour of our room plays an important part. We generally welcome our guest and entertain them in the living room. It is a place for communication with our guest. The role of colours then affects our attitude towards communication. Guests can pick up clues to one’s personality by the room colours one has chosen. To assist our conversation, use quiet and serene colours and avoid warm tones, which can cause uneasiness.


The activities in the family room usually shared by all or most family members. It is a central room for a house, where all family members can meet and communicate with one another. This room ought to be both attractive and stimulating. The room colours should fulfil such a function as well as create a close atmosphere for the family. Slightly warm tones are suitable enough here because they have the characteristic of increasing the sense of closeness between family members. It is unlike in the dining room, where we would want delightful colours to improve our appetite. Combinations of warm and fresh colours can support this room function.

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The bedroom calls for privacy and a quiet atmosphere. Difficulty in sleeping caused by poor colour choices and that is why we should avoid using clashing and bright colours. Calm colours are needed to support our relaxation.

There is an old saying and said that a man’s home is his castle. So, we bring the children, do our daily chores as well as rest and relax our selves there. So, by choosing room colours carefully, we can help create a sense of comfort and delight for family and guests.


Colour has long been known to give effect to psychology and human emotions. Colour is also a form of non-verbal communication that can reveal instant messaging and more meaningful. For example, red means danger or white associated with purity.

There is a science that uses colour as colour therapy or called colorology (using colours to heal) — it method practised by many ancient cultures, such as Egypt and China.

Our eyes can catch seven million different colours. But there are some colours which can have a significant impact on health and mood. Each colour emits different wavelengths of energy and has different effects. By using different shades of colour in your home can bring stability, harmony and also balance.

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Color Philosophy In life

This world is full of colour. Colour in life can give us a new spirit to remain diligent in working, creative, never give up and always smile. As we know, colour for drawing, painting, design.


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