Excited to show friends and family your new home? Use colour to impress your guests
One failsafe way of making a strong first impression is to use colour with serious wow-factor in your home.
The power of colour
The unspoken messages our homes send become even more important when we’ve just moved house. We want to show our friends and family that we’ve made a fresh new start and that we’re going up in the world.
Red is the most energising colour on the spectrum and can lend a space a warm and welcoming feel. It looks particularly inviting when lit by candlelight, making it a great choice for dining rooms.
Orange fizzes with vitality. Paint it on your walls and you’ll instantly create the sense that this is a happy, lively home. It can be a bit overwhelming, so try toning it down by pairing it with a complementary colour.
Gold tones ooze opulence, making them the perfect choice if you want to surround your guests with luxury. A little can go a long way, so go for pale shades on your walls.
Its rich tones radiate confidence and self-esteem, but because it’s so intense, it tends to work best as an accent rather than all-over colour.
Teal is the colour of choice for trend-savvy decorators, but it’s also highly versatile. It works just as well as a backdrop to cutting-edge contemporary schemes as it does in more traditional homes.