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Beat the Winter Blues with Colour!

Beat the Winter Blues with Colour!

Beat the Winter Blues with Colour!

Are you a sufferer of the Winter Blues?

You’re not alone. The cold, wet weather has the GlobeWest team scurrying indoors, seeking solace (and a warm fireplace) too.

It makes sense. It’s dreary and freezing outside. Our homes are our sanctuaries, our personal cocoons. But that doesn’t mean time inside has to be dull.

Whilst it’s certainly personal, experts have found colour can influence how we feel and act.

“Artists and interior designers have long believed that colour can dramatically affect moods, feelings, and emotions.”, says Psychology teacher Kenda Cherry.

In an effort to brighten your winter, we have provided some tips and inspiration on how colour can influence your space!

Read below for insights on some key colour palettes for your interiors plus hear from colour expert Julia Green.

 

ORANGE & YELLOW

Yellow is a great way to bring a sense of sunshine and lightness into your home. Add orange or rust tones for a bolder look that adds warmth and joy to your space. 

Beat the Winter Blues with Colour! Styling with Yellow and Orange

 

Pictured: Eloise Dining Chair in Yellow, Orlando Seamed Round Ottoman in Rust Linen, Tepih Poppy Rug, cushions available at Melbourne Outlet instore

 

Beat the Winter Blues with Colour! Styling with Yellow and Orange

Pictured: Balthazar Woven Suede Pendant

"One of the more uplifting colours of the rainbow, yellow shines with cheerfulness, hope, happiness and fun, yet also awakens creative optimism and enthusiasm." Julia Green, Greenhouse Interiors

 

PINK

Pink is a lovely option for bringing a sense of femininity into a space. This versatile colour can be toned up or down for a relaxing or energetic feel. 

 

Pictured: Taj Bone Inlay Geometric Side Table

Styling: Greenhouse Interiors | Artwork: Kimmy Hogan | Photo: Armelle Habib

“Experts say that Pink conceptualises romance, flowers, femininity and symbolises hope." Julia Green

Pictured: Taj Dot Bedside & Arabella Rope Baskets available at Melbourne Outlet instore

Styling: Greenhouse Interiors | Linen: Sage & Clare | Paint : Nutmeg - Haymes Paint | Photo: Armelle Habib

 

GREEN

Adding green to your home brings a freshness and sense of life that feels welcoming to guests. A great place to utilise green both in pallet and plants is in the entryway and living areas of your home.

 

Pictured: Lyla Dining Chair & Elle Luxe Dining Table available at Melbourne Outlet instore

Styling: Lennox Road Interiors for Greenhouse Interiors | Vessels: BEHR & Co | Photo: Armelle Habib

“Green is a universally popular colour. The word conjures a vision of nature, is easy on the eye, creates harmony, balance and positivity, while renewing and restoring depleted energies.” Julia


Pictured: Amelie Step Console, Tepih Cushions available at Melbourne Outlet instore

Styling: Greenhouse Interiors | Paint: Leek Leaf - Haymes Paint | Photo: Armelle Habib

 

BLUE

Lastly, blue is known as a colour of loyalty and integrity. Varying darker shades of blue bring a sense of strength, while lighter shades evoke peaceful calm.  

"When used in the home, it's a breath of fresh air and looks fabulous in beach homes or as a feature against a white background. Blue is timeless and ever so easy to live with.” Julia Green

 

Beat the Winter Blues with Colour! Styling with Blue

Pictured: Kennedy Stitched BedheadsKennedy Curve Occasional Chair, Hannah Dining Chair, Tepih Poppy Rug, Tepih Cushions available at Melbourne Outlet instore

 

Pictured: Gus Oskar 3 Seater Sofa, Gus Array Coffee Table and Side Table available at Melbourne Outlet instore

Styling: Greenhouse Interiors | Artwork: Katie Wyatt | Paint : Greyology 2 - Haymes Paint | Photo: Armelle Habib

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