The Power of Colour
This is a guest article by Vitania M Liscio. Thanks & welcome Vitania!
One of the most important decisions you will make when decorating your home is the colour scheme. For many, deciding on colours that represent your personality and lifestyle is overwhelming and complicated. But it doesn’t have to be. If you take the time to think about some of the most beautiful places you have been, and why you remember them so clearly, the decisions may come a little easier. Colour is an incredibly powerful tool for creating mood and ambience, so take the time to make choices that will reflect your lifestyle.
Take inspiration from nature, a lush green hillside, a blue sky over a sandy beach, or an orange sunset over a calm lake. A simple fond memory like a red sofa in a boutique hotel or the aubergine walls of a Moroccan restaurant can instill the comfort you need to colour your space. Then consider how you move throughout the day. How do you want to feel when you wake up in the morning? Do you like to ease your way into the day? A soothing blue might be a good choice in your bedroom. Or maybe you want to be invigorated, add some bright orange to put some bounce in your step.
When you come home from a long day of work, where and what will help you unwind? Yellow can create a very happy space, a wonderful choice for kitchens and bathrooms. Green is a very peaceful colour that works brilliantly in any room. The colour closest to nature and most calming to the senses is a suitable choice for a dining room, where your guests can sit and enjoy good company and stimulating conversation.
It’s also very important to remember to keep continuity throughout your home. Start with a neutral base and let the colours flow from room to room. Keeping a neutral base will allow you to easily change up your décor from season to season, with minimal effort. For example, if you are inspired by sea, sky and sand, you can spread a spectrum of colours throughout your home . From warm sands, deep blue water, bright blue sky, white clouds and lemon sun.
Whatever your choice is, remember that your home is just another reflection of your personality. So play it up, and use the power of colour to your advantage. Whether it’s classic and sophisticated, or eclectic and playful, make it your own. Enjoy the process, discover a little about yourself, and create a space that you will love to come home to.Photo credits: Denny Daikeler; Sarah Richardson; Gary McBournie.
Vitania M Liscio is a small business owner from Toronto, Canada with over 10 years experience running her family’s furniture manufacturing business. With an always apparent passion for art & design, Vitania has created a line of furnishings that is beautiful, timeless and of superior craftsmanship. A devoted blogger, she brings a fresh perspective to the world of fashion and interiors, that includes admiration of the laborious work of designers, artisans and fine artists.