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Five colourful ways to wake up happy in your new home
If you’re feeling frazzled following a stressful move, or have a hectic job, try these uplifting colour schemes for a fresh new start.
“Moving house, and life in general, can be stressful sometimes. How can I use colour to make me feel re-energised?”
If you find the process of moving house stressful, you’re not alone – our global survey revealed that almost half of homeowners found themselves feeling frazzled after a move. Add to this mix a busy job, as well as a hectic family life, it’s no wonder we crave calmness at home.
Colour can offer up a quick cure for tired minds. These five bedroom schemes will help you wake up feeling revived and ready to face the new day (along with any unpacking you haven’t finished yet).
1) Refreshing green
Green strikes the perfect balance between being vibrant and restful, making it perfect for a bedroom scheme. Paint your walls in zesty hues for a bit of extra get-up-and-go in the morning or choose marine tones for a serene but invigorating feel.
Which paints? Sweet Talk, White Mantle or Quiet Nest.
2) Soothing violet
Violet is one of the most peaceful tones on the colour spectrum, promoting feelings of relaxation and wellbeing. It’s also said to aid meditation – just what you need to help switch off your mind after a hectic moving day.
Which paints? Blue Silk, Hollyhock or Lavender White.
3) Energising orange
Lively orange is guaranteed to have you leaping out of bed in the morning. Bright oranges have a vibrant, retro feel and due to their intensity they usually work best as accents. If you want wall-to-wall orange, terracotta and coppery shades are a softer option for a bedroom scheme.
Which paints? Sea Fan, Sweetheart or Sun Kiss.
4) Cheery yellow
A sunny yellow room will make you smile the second you open your eyes in the morning. Yellow often appears brighter once it’s up on your walls than it does in the colour chart so, for a bedroom scheme, it can be a good idea to go a couple of shades lighter than you might think so the colour isn’t too stimulating.
Which paints? August Moon, Abalone or Falling Star.
5) Calming blue
Blues make for a crisp, fresh colour scheme that’s supremely restful. In fact, it’s so calming that it can actually slow your heart rate, helping you to wind down at the end of a busy day and wake up feeling bright and breezy.
Which paints? Virtuoso, Jacob's Room or Elise.
For a subtle way to work mood-lifting colours into your scheme, go for an ombre effect with your chosen colour on the bottom half of the wall, fading out to white at the halfway point.
Still not sure which colour to choose? Get a sneak preview of how different colours will look on your walls with our handy Dulux Visualizer app.