Purple in history has been long associated with mystery, wealth, and wisdom by royalty and those in higher power. From deep royal purple to lilac fresh light purple, the color is gorgeous in your home and décor. The color purple has feng shui and meditation connections and makes your home feel more powerful and secure. Have you ever noticed a lot of professional sports teams use the color purple as their dominant color? Purple can symbolize power and those who know how to use it in their homes can have a home of strength and security. Here are tips to bringing the color purple into your home décor.
Murals, with or without a trompe l’oeil effect (creating the illusion of seeing reality;trompe l’oeil murals are paintings that create an illusion that fool or trick the eye), can be big or small, inside or outside, encompass a whole room or only part. A mural is a painting applied directly to a wall, ceiling or other permanent surface. Painted murals dating back to prehistoric times are proof that people have an inherited instinct to decorate. Give us a surface and man will paint a mural on it to express his ideas, thoughts, imagination and emotions.
Boston: This is a stellar example of how well tone on tone pattern layering can work. The strict palette begins on the walls and carries over to the sofa, patterned pillows (and even the kiddie’s clothes!). The peppy pattern lifts what could possibly be a too-monochromatic, too-gray paper and makes it into a positive, light-hearted addition to the room.
This welcoming home in shades of gray, green and pink used to be a two level industrial building. Luckily, it recently went to a complete make-over and now it looks like a vivid and playful crib. It is amazing how adding a little color can completely turn around the way a home feels. This was probably what the designers had in mind when filling this place up with colorful decorating elements such as fluffy pillows on the floor, small rugs and tiny rustic containers.
From cheerful and inspiring shades to evergreen neutral and earthy tones, colours at home are set to take a positive turn in the next 12 months.
Earthbound neutral colours are a perennial favourite and have become ever more significant as the world embraces sustainable living. Unlike last year’s deep browns and strong greys, the new year sees the emergent of a more relaxed neutral palette that results in a modern Zen-inspired look.
As the weather heats up and we spend evenings and weekends outdoors, a favourite summer hue comes to mind that is versatile and fresh. Vibrant and juicy, orange is a jolt of radiance for both indoors and out.
Orange is modern yet warm and inviting when paired with white walls and rustic furniture.
The psychology of colour suggests orange is a jovial colour that stimulates conversation, energizes and fosters creativity. It is also a colour representing health in Feng Shui. Orange always radiates warmth, and its colour family has seasonal longevity: think pale apricot in spring, bold tangerine in summer, and rustic pumpkin in fall.