“Colours that whisper rather than shout are a must for the bedrooms of restless sleepers. Deep blues and dark greys help to reduce stimulation levels that build up throughout the day and promote a sense of calm and relaxation. Experiment with colours such as Sapphire Salute and Natural Slate to stop counting sheep and start enjoying deep sleep. Be bold and paint the ceiling, too, cocooning the space and stopping you from staring at a stark white surface all night.”
“Shades that have a long visual wavelength like reds and oranges sharpen your attention span, meaning they’re perfect for zoned study spaces or dedicated home offices in which you need to be the sparkiest version of yourself. Meanwhile, blues and greens help clear cluttered minds, and greys provide the least distraction if your thoughts have a tendency to wander. For razor-sharp focus, opt for something attention grabbing like Pepper Red; and for absolute clarity, try clutter-busting Mossy Stone.”
“Lift your mood with hues that are full of positive energy"
“When we are feeling stressed (increasingly so, in these busy, chaotic times), we need to completely reduce the visual noise and surround ourselves with tranquil colours that melt the walls away and reconnect us with nature. Try layers of soft greens and subdued blues like Tranquil Dawn and Denim Drift on the walls in living rooms or bedrooms, to help you zone out and switch off. Consider introducing a peaceful horizon line by painting a band of colour on one-third of the upper or lower wall.”
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