How colours affect your well-being at home

How colours affect your well-being at home

The colours you pick to decorate your home reflect your taste and creativity, but the tones you choose can also have an impact on the well-being of you and your family.

The colours in your home

It’s important to consider how a colour makes you feel, rather than following design trends. Before you tackle that redecoration project, follow our guide to find out more about the effects common colours can have on us, and where in our homes they belong.


Stimulating & promotes energy and liveliness


Balance and nature & evokes comfort and tranquility


Serenity, soothing and cooling & helps with concentration and sleep


Brightens, warms and welcomes — too much leads to frustration


Snug & safe with a grounding and supportive effect


Stimulates creativity, symbolising wealth & spirituality


Welcoming and stimulating, a great choice for kitchens and dining rooms


Elegance and comfort, but can be associated with melancholy and gloom


Airy and healthy, signals purity, clarity and simplicity

Choose your colours wisely throughout your home

Think about how certain colours make you feel. To create peace and harmony in your home, choose your colours wisely. Limit the number of colours in a room to no more than three or four. Too many colours can make a room look busy or cluttered.


Pick a warm and welcoming colour, such as light orange, yellow, beige, or a tinted white. Corridors tend to suffer from lack of light, so keep it bright.

Living room

As the space for social gatherings, your living room will call for warm tones: red, yellow, orange, or the more grounding brown or the subtler beige. Where colours exude warmth, they stimulate conversion and people feel connected.


The kitchen is the place for stimulating colours such as red, orange, and yellow. They provide the energy needed for preparing meals and have an effect on your appetite as they play on your physical, sensual side.


To aid relaxation, sleep and connecting with your partner, consider green, blue or a light tint of violet such as lavender. Darker hues will create more pronounced effects, but be careful not to make the room bland, dull or depressing.


White tints and warm colours are popular for bathrooms as we associate cleanliness with them. But blue and green tones such as turquoise can also inject freshness into the room and make for a calming spa experience.

Home office or study

Green is restful and easy on the eye. It creates balance, which is the best base for periods of long concentration. A second choice for your home office or study can be violet, since it promotes thought and contemplation.

Get creative with colour

Colours and paints in your home go beyond a simple matter of aesthetics.

Just like you care for the well-being of you and your family in your home, we care about the people who use our products or live in the buildings made with our solutions.

Ready to pick up that paint roller now? Concentrate on how certain colours make you feel, and what mood you want to reach – which colours will help you achieve that? Don’t forget that the most important thing is to choose a colour scheme that you enjoy, and that works for you.

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