Creating the right mood with colour when you get started with your inteiror decorating

interior decorating, farrow & ball paintTo inject a room with a sense of peace and tranquility you can begin by selecting serene wall colours in your interior decorating. Perhaps light shades of blues, greens, grays and off whites are always excellent choices. Think of the colours that make you fell comfortable and avoid strong colours such as red – it can create a more stressful environment.

Greens and blues are great choices for interior decorating because they are associated with nature’s own colours, tend to feel much calmer evoking a sense of ‘outdoors’, freedom, space.  Joa Studholme (Farrow&Ball colour consultant), when interviewed by Homes&Gardens, explained that green hues are both restful and refreshing, while light blues will encourage a peaceful night’s sleep and will still be easy on the eye in the morning.

The most serene colour family, however, is believed to be in the acqua group.  These will create a really harmonious scheme that’s particularly suitable for bedrooms and bathrooms. What you must remember though is that when trying to instill calm and harmony keep contrast to a minimum!

If possibly, try to use the same colour on both the walls and the woodwork so you can’t see where the walls stop and the woodwork begins. In case of whites, use one that’s sympathetic to the colour on the walls. Personally, I love Farrow & Ball and I think they have some great whites such as Stony Ground!


How about you? How do you like your colours? Email me on and let me know.


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