Colour is the best (and often easiest) way to transform your space into a more soothing and peaceful environment. The pandemic has created a world of stress and uncertainty which has led people to seek out products and spaces that feel tranquil and relaxed. We’ve put together our top tips on how to create a more tranquil space. Dulux colour: Narrow Neck Half
The bedroom has the greatest potential impact on creating a calm atmosphere as this is often where we emotionally and physically reset and recharge. Who doesn’t want to feel zen and at peace in their bedroom?
Changing elements of the bedroom to softer, more soothing colours is the easiest way to take the first step in creating a more tranquil home.
A tip to remember is that a soothing paint colour doesn’t have to be boring, small changes such as painting an accent wall could make all the difference.
Colour on the walls can be a beautiful addition aesthetically, however it can also add a positive psychological effect.
Natural hues that we often see in our local environment, such as blues and greens can have a soothing effect in our home. Colour theory teaches us that blue represents serenity and tranquility.
Green is known to symbolise nature - drawing shades and hues from the natural world can create the ultimate soothing feel. Adding more plants and softer furnishings into your environment is another great way of adding colour and texture to your space.
Woods Creek is a versatile silver-green. This popular colour is fresh and light making it perfect to use as a main wall colour both inside and out. We love this colour for kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. Woods Creek works well when schemed with crisp white Ōkārito, darker greens such as Te Aroha and warm neutrals including Haast Double and Ōpononi. Woods Creek is one of our most popular greens.
Use soft, comforting fabrics and cushions throughout the home to complement the overall peaceful feeling of the room. These soft elements can create a more homely essence and ultimately ensure a more relaxed feel for everyone to enjoy in the home.
Muriwai is a lovely warm beige with subtle ochre undertones. Pair it with warm whites such as Sandfly Point Quarter and Cardrona as well as greens such as Raymonds Gap.
Once you've narrowed down some options, it's time to put them to the test in your own space. Using Dulux colour swatches or a sample pot - test areas with lights on and off, and with curtains open and shut. Take note of each colour in the different lighting throughout the day and the artificial lighting into the evening.
Colours also shift from position to position, so be sure to apply the paint to the most varied areas possible - near and far from windows, beside cabinets or on the ceiling.