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Re-energise your home with yellow

Re-energise your home with yellow

 

Do you agree that this has felt like a long winter but there is hope with the first hints of spring in the air, with blossom just starting to appear on trees and daffodils sprouting and warmer weather is on the horizon.

 

Welcome to the first part of our colour journey, where we’ll take you on a mission to bring more colour to your life and give you a little deeper insight into the meaning behind some of our favourite colours and how you can utilise them in your home.

 

I was really excited when preparing for this as I fell in love with Lick 06, a Daffodil yellow with a lemon tang, as this beautiful and rich yellow evokes a feeling of warmth and comfort in me. Lick describe it as ‘warm, optimistic and filled with lemony tones, Yellow 06 is a citrus hue brightened up by plenty of white in its base.' This lively, vibrant colour will brighten your morning and kick-start the day ahead.’ Wow, what a start for April! 

 

 

But doing my research and being all happy-clappy, I learnt that yellow is one of the most controversial colours in interior design and colour psychology, as it gives some of the most mixed messages of all colours. Yellow is an emotional colour and the strongest colour, psychologically. As it is the colour of confidence and optimism, the right shade of yellow will lift our spirits and our self-esteem. In interiors, variations of yellow, for example, deep gold for a dining room aids digestion, soft butter yellow is warm and cheerful and great for a baby’s nursery, bright yellow is positive and innovative when used in a meeting room, a warm yellow sharpens the memory and is therefore perfect for the office environment and is often used for retail shops as it is eye-catching and welcoming. However, too much yellow, or the wrong tone in relation to the other tones in a colour scheme, can cause self-esteem to drop, giving rise to fear and anxiety and it can cause hostility, so ensure that you break it up with accent colours or, if too overwhelmed by an overall yellow scheme, use yellow furnishings or accessories to uplift your design.

 

 

Have a look at this stunning living room as seen on Hommes Studio and if you want to start introducing some yellow to your home, we have some bright and cheerful products that will transform your home into an energised and happy space.

 If you want more tips on how to live a colourful life, download our free colour guide full of tips & techniques to help you introduce colour to your home with style and confidence.

If you want more tips on how to live a colourful life, download our free colour guide with my tips & techniques to help you introduce colour to your home with style and confidence.

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