Decorate with dopamine colours
With Spring finally arriving, let's brighten up our homes for 2023. What better way to brighten things up than by dopamine-dressing your home?
Dopamine styling isn’t just about being bright and colourful it's just about bringing joy to your styling in your way. If you are new to the world of colourful interiors, start with a print here or a colourful cushion there. Colour is the most important part of dopamine styling as different colours invoke different feelings and improve our mood. Warm tones traditionally release dopamine hormones while cooler tones are linked to the release of oxytocin, encouraging calmness and making them great for the bedroom.
So let's take a look at some of the biggest trends in colour and print to help bring joy into your interiors.
After years of what was known as “millennial pink” and the recent rise of “barbiecore” bright pink this year we are stripping it back to more subtle dust pink. A more grown-up pink, these shades of pink can work in any space. For example in the bathroom such as splashback tiles or choose a calming shade of pink to create a cosy feel in the bedroom.
If you are thinking, blue, again? We hear you. The colour ‘hague blue’ from Farrow and Ball, was the most popular paint colour on Instagram in 2022 and its popularity isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Blue is the best example of a cool tone in the home perfect for those rooms you want to add a touch of calm to whether that's the bedroom or kitchen.
If you usually shy away from lots of colours mix up your whites for soft hues, light shades of yellow and orange to bring the illusion of summer tones. Yellow and Orange are associated with happiness which makes all the difference, especially at this time of year. Golden hues are also a great place to start if you don’t want to add colour to your walls. The high street is full of yellow and orange from sofas to lampshades.
Wallpaper is rising in popularity again. Make a nod to the 70s get creative with wallpaper. Go classic with a touch of William Morris or a modern graphic print, it's the ultimate way to add colour and personality to a room. You don’t just have to cover all 4 walls in wallpaper, wallpaper on your ceiling, or use wallpaper instead of paint when upcycling furniture are both big trends for this year.
Sat 01 Apr 2023