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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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    • prasetio30 profile imageAUTHOR

      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, peachpurple. Welcome to my hub. Thanks for share your comment. Take care and have a nice day!

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      peachy 

      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      awesome, i love beach color, peace and calm

    • prasetio30 profile imageAUTHOR

      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, Victoria Lynn. I hope you can find the best color for your walls and I hope this hub inspires you as well. Take care and have a good day!

      Prasetio

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      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Color is interesting. It seems I always have white walls, which are boring. I need to spice up my home!

    • prasetio30 profile imageAUTHOR

      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear,cinderella14. Welcome to my hub and thanks for your appreciation to this hub. I hope you'll get the best color for your living room and this hub inspiring you. Take care and have a nice weekend!

      Prasetio

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      Sharon Lopez 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      Just a perfect timing that I came along with this hub as we are now renovating our house. I would definitely refer back to this page once we are done with the finishing of walls. I want a lively color at the living room but I want a little dimmer bedroom. Thank you for such a wonderful hub.

    • prasetio30 profile imageAUTHOR

      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, pstraubie48. Thank you very much for coming and sharing beautiful comment about choosing color for home. I believe that you have beautiful house with amazing color in it. Take care and God bless you!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, anglnwu. I am so happy to see you again. Thanks for the comment. I hope this hub useful for you. Take care!

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      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from North Central Florida

      Color definitely can affect mood. I have been in some rooms where it is dark and gloomy and it really does change my mood. I do not like to remain there.

      I like open light-filled rooms with lots of warm colors.

      Thanks for sharing this Prasetio

      Angels are on the way to you ps

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      anglnwu 

      5 years ago

      I agree colors can set the mood and tone for the house. As usual, you've given us many beautiful examples to look at. NIcely done!

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      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, Nell Rose. Thanks for coming and sharing through your comment about your bedroom color. Have a good day and take care!

      Prasetio

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      Nell Rose 

      5 years ago from England

      Fascinating read pras, I love all sorts of colour for my house, and in fact I go through stages of trying all sorts. I agree that if you go into an orange or yellow room it does feel hotter, I prefer the blue, my bedroom is dark blue, drives my husband mad! but I love it! great hub, voted up!

    • prasetio30 profile imageAUTHOR

      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, aviannovice. Thank you very much for beautiful word about colors of the home. I am so happy to know this hub useful for you. Take care and success for you!

      Prasetio

    • prasetio30 profile imageAUTHOR

      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, Peggy W. I am so happy to see you again. I do agree with you. I often use inexpensive paints, but I choose the light color. Nice comment and I like it. Have a good day!

      Prasetio

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I have always favored blues and greens, even the clothing that I wear. These are the most relaxing colors for me. Glad that you wrote this, as it was so interesting to read, and makes one stop to think about the colors that surround them in daily life.

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      Peggy Woods 

      5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Prasetio,

      The correct colors can truly make a difference in how one feels. The nice thing about paint is that it is fairly inexpensive and can be painted over if one does not like the color of a room.

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      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, Genna East. Thanks for coming and I love your comment. I hope this hub useful for us. Take care!

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      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, AudreyHowitt. Thanks for coming, have a great day!

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      Genna East 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I am very intuitive and sensitive with color…and your article is spot on. Great color combinations, lighting and the juxtaposition of textures. I prefer warm earth tones with a lot of light in the room. I love it when my guests say, “Your home is warm and inviting.” That is the message I am trying to send, so it makes my day. Voted up ++. :-)

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      Beautiful color combos!!

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      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Alicia. I hope this hub useful for you. Take care and have a good day.

      Prasetio

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      Linda Crampton 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is interesting information about colour in homes and its effects. Thanks for sharing it, Prasetio.

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      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, Nancy Owens. I am so happy to see you again. I imagine that you have beautiful house. I am so proud this hub inspiring you. Thank you very much. God bless you!

      Prasetio

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      Nancy Owens 

      5 years ago from USA

      I love the colors, textures, contrasts and decor in the photos here. I recently used color to create the illusion of extra space in my back yard, and to soften the hard look of the building walls. As soon as I get organized I will make a hub about this. You have inspired me to do so!

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      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Pop. Thanks for stopping by. I am so happy to see you here and I know that you love this hub as well. Have a good day, my friend!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      You are very welcome, SusanDeppner. Thanks for coming and I agree with you. Everything seems so beautiful when we see bright color of our home. I hope you enjoy it. Take care!

      PRasetio

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      breakfastpop 

      5 years ago

      I am always interested in information like this. Thanks!

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      Susan Deppner 

      5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      The best advice I read about choosing colors while we were building our new home was if you love it, it'll work. We chose items we loved and mixed things up a bit and, true to the advice, everything came together beautifully. Thanks for your excellent advice and inspiration!

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      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your are very welcome, Dim Flaxenwick. I hope you enjoy this hub. Take care and have a good day!

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      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Ruby. Thanks for sharing about your friend's home and your bedrooms looks beautiful as well. Let's play the color and I hope it's good for your mood. God bless you...

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, Dolores Monet. Thanks for stopping by. That's what I called a miracle. We never expected them before. But, it's true and happened to you. I love your comment and my imagination fly to the place you mentioned above. Good to see you again and have a nice day!

      Prasetio

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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      5 years ago from Great Britain

      I found this fascinating, and the pictures are glorious.

      Thank you.

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      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, manatita44. I do agree with you that interior related with Feng Shui. Thanks for coming and leave nice comment. God bless you!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Phyllis Doyle. Good to see you here. I am glad to know that you love my tips here. Take care and have a good day!

      Prasetio

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is great prasetio. I adore bright colors. I used to have every room white, then i saw a friend's new home, she used bright colors and i loved it. I still have white and soft pink in the bedrooms. I loved your colorful pictures. Thank you...

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      Dolores Monet 

      5 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Hi Prasetio - the color of a room certainly creates an atmosphere. Once, years ago, while looking at a model home, I walked into a large dark gray living room. It seemed like a terrible color. This was before they went all brown and gray with the neutral colors. Anyway, I made a face. The agent said, "just turn around." The fabulous view, the greens and distant blue of water took over the room. The color of the walls almost made the room disappear, taken over by the beautiful outdoors. You just never know. Or, well, some people do....

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      manatita44 

      5 years ago from london

      Nice Hub. It is the art of Feng Shui, although you've done excellent without dwelling on this. The ancient Chinese knew this.

      Esoterically, blue symbolises vastness, infinity; green is growth, new life, aspiration; red is also aspiration, dynamism, deal, passion etc ...

      The pictures are wonderful! Om Shanti Prasetio!!

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      5 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Color choices are very important for setting a desired mood. You have some very good tips here and provided lovely photos to show the atmosphere of rooms. Very well done !

    • prasetio30 profile imageAUTHOR

      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, greatstuff. Good to see you here. You can do everything with your house. But choosing the right color for your home is very important. But don't worry you can change it anytime. Dark colored walls for your is also good choice as long as you have sufficient lighting. Thanks for coming.

      Prasetio

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      Mazlan 

      5 years ago from Malaysia

      I am now remodeling my house and this article gives me some interesting ideas. I had always wanted dark colored walls for kitchen and balance it with white floor tiles and white kitchen cabinet (for the Asian 'kopitiam' look) Still thinking and have not decided yet as the rest of the family members aren't that excited!

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      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, Jackie Lynnley. Thank you very much for beautiful comment. Now, I get new spirit for writing again, here on hubpages. I hope this hub useful for us. Have a goo day!

      Prasetio

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Your pictures are so bright and lovely! Crisp is another word to describe them. Great job teaching us how and what to chose. All of your articles have beautiful colors and make me look forward to getting here as soon as I see your name. Marking up and sharing!

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