Did you know that colour doesn’t actually exist in ‘real life’? Interestingly, colour is just an effect of electromagnetic rays registered by your brain and eyes, caused by shifting elements of light. Despite the science behind it, colour is a hugely important aspect of our everyday lives and how it makes us feel as humans!
Different colours create different sets of moods, and each and every one of us has certain colour preferences which may help us to feel more comfortable, calm and centred – most especially throughout our homes. In fact, it is said that each person has a seasonal colour palette they prefer to decorate their homes and lives with.
What seasonal colour palette are you?
If you fall under this seasonal category you would perhaps describe yourself as creative, expressive, approachable, youthful, playful, bright and bubbly. Your energetic approach to life may mean you aren’t always taken seriously, but this doesn’t mean you aren’t intelligent or don’t know what you want out of life!
In terms of décor, you would typically prefer pops of bright colour, juxtaposed beside a simple, fresh interior. Clean lines will be balanced by a sense of quirkiness and whimsicality, while fresh blooms, patterns and even sparkles would fascinate you. Dark greys and navy may also appeal in defining your space.
As a summer palette person you may have a calm, classic, elegant and even reserved air about you. You would describe yourself as logical, with high attention-to-detail and have an intense love for all things high quality, soft and soothing. You are a romantic, yet also highly reliable.
Despite falling under the summer colour palette, garish or loud summer colours of pool flamingos and pineapples are not necessarily your preference. You may prefer the more subdued colours of lavender, pale greys and blues, while pink and red will feature – but on the more faded, tasteful side. You are a person that loves symmetry and classic, timeless items of décor and furniture.
People that fall under the autumn colour palette are characterised by one main thing: their welcoming nature. You are likely to be a soul with boundless energy, a little flamboyant at times, intense, very friendly, and highly independent, with a love for all things eclectic!
Books will no doubt be part of your décor, while the warm colours of autumn will feature strongly, with muted nuances of colour as well. Collections of knick-knacks, textiles, natural fibres and plants are preferred for decorating – your space may not be super calming, but it is always warm, welcoming and packed with character!
Winter people have a propensity for the dramatic, with a deep love for minimalistic décor, an uncluttered home and life. You are a decisive person, strong, always on-trend and completely unfussy with an appreciation for the finer things in life – understated is key.
You may be one of the only people you know that would paint a wall pitch black, you enjoy strong contrasts in colour and texture, while block colours are right up your alley. If patterns are included in your decor, they are bold and often mono-chromatic. A modern space, with clean edges belongs to a ‘winter’ person, while neatness and arrangement is highly important. Your home may come across as austere to others, but it will definitely leave an impression!
One of the best ways to decipher which colour palette or ‘season’ you fall under is to create a list of words that best describe your personality and how you want to feel in a particular room in your home. Or perhaps you don’t fall under a particular ‘season’ and prefer the idea of an interior design specialist taking control of your home makeover? If this is the case, our team at Darkie Designs is more than happy to help! Visit us in-store for décor inspiration or get in touch for a consultation.