Cool, Calm and Collected
As well as looking great, the colour of a room can have an impact on our emotions by affecting our moods and how we feel. Whereas brighter colours can evoke excitement and enthusiasm, neutral tones bring an inviting tranquil vibe to your living space.
Whites, greys and pale pastels are great for bringing a sense of calm to a household. They can sometimes appear cold and clinical, but by introducing tactile textures like a shag rug or chunky knit cushions, you can keep the warmth in your space.
Pale duck-egg blues produce a soothing atmosphere and is perfect in rooms you relax in. When choosing accents to complement this colour scheme, include some warm coloured fabrics and painted wooden contemporary furniture. Well-positioned armchairs upholstered in our Genoa White Leather help keep the room light while creating a beautifully rustic style.
Try filling decorative bowls with sea glass and place them on coffee tables or sideboards. This cheap and simple adornment brings the outside in and creates a relaxing and harmonious environment. For a more statement piece of furniture, use a cream coloured industrial drop lamp. They are chic, bang on trend and because of their neutral nature, will complement most colour schemes.
If an overall pale colour scheme doesn’t suit your taste, then try contrasting your living space with a darker sofa like The Fifty Three in Fleck Pewter. Don’t be afraid of the dark, it can add a hint of drama and intimacy to magically enhance your calming colours.