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Monday, 24 July 2017

COLLABORATIVE POST | The Psychology of Colour

Things change when you're an adult. I've spoken about this before, but I still find it surprising that now that I'm in my late twenties, I find a certain satisfaction in buying homeware, keeping a room clean and just making a nice living space in general. Really, I thought I'd never see the day.

Being that I now split my time between staying at home and staying at my boyfriend's flat - and with our upcoming plans to move into a new place together (eventually, when funds allow), I spend even more time browsing for home products to make my boyfriend's room just that more homely. I tend to look for products that we can bring to the new place eventually, and since we made the decision to move in together, I've been thinking a whole lot about what we both want from our own place. 

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So far, my must have's are a separate bathtub and shower (as in, an actual shower and not just a bath tub and shower in one), and his is just a gaming/PC area. Although we'll be renting (so re-painting walls and full redecorating probably won't be an option for us), we can still theme rooms by buying matching products or choosing accessories in specific colours.

Therefore, I found this Psychology of Colour guide super interesting, especially as it touches on the different effects and feelings colours can have on a person (which is something I actually briefly studied in college too when we did a module in advertising, I found it so fascinating). It states things like the colour purple is relaxing and elicits feelings of comfort, which means its ideal for a living room area.

On the other hand, it also states that black is a perfect colour for a bathroom as it adds sophistication and represents luxury. Boy do I love this; I've wanted to paint a bathroom or bedroom black for such a long time now and now I have back up reasons to state that it works and it doesn't just look gothic. Seriously, even my bathroom on The Sims has black walls, a gold bathtub and tons of red hand towels and candles - it's such a lovely look!

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Overall, I actually found this guide really helpful, as I already know I'm going to feel pretty overwhelmed when being faced with a new and empty space that I have to fill. I'm a sucker for junk and knickknacks, so being able to follow this guide to ensure things match and give off the right feeling is going to be really helpful when the time comes.

Have you ever thought about the colours in your home and the way they effect the feel of a room? Let me know!

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  1. Such an interesting post, I can't wait to design my house!

  2. I love the idea of that black bathroom with a separate shower and bath! It's also a must of my boyfriend's to have a games room when we buy our house haha! xx

  3. I cant wait to design my own house when i have one!

  4. I've studied the psychology of colour in marketing so I really enjoyed reading this ❤️

  5. Its funny as I find purple relaxing and had no clue about this, proves it's true

    Tasha x


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