Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons with so many colour fusions provided by nature. Yet, it is also the season when people experience the highest levels of low mood and depression. Colour therapy at home is proven to positively impact mental health. You can easily change your living environment to uplift your mood with some simple adjustments. Try these autumn colour schemes to brighten your home.
Bold and Beautiful
No, this is not about the eternal soap opera we are all familiar with. It’s about bright, bold and fiery tones you can introduce in your living room to energise you and make you feel warm. Red, yellow and orange are perfect. Burgundy may be more suitable than scarlet, especially if you suffer from anxiety. Bright red sometimes can be overstimulating and cause agitation. Yellow and orange, on the other hand, promote mental agility, creativity and intelligence.
Think about new cushions, a thick knitted throw or decorative ornaments on the coffee table in these colours and shades.
If you want to feel connected to nature go for earthy tones at home. They are a brilliant choice not only for the living room, but also for the bedrooms and even the bathroom. Pastel colours in green, yellow, grey, blue and brown have a calming effect.
Try painting the walls if you are up for a more significant and permanent change. Otherwise, change the curtains, get a new footstool or decorate your space with natural materials like twigs, leaves and dried fruits.
If you are truly not a fan of autumn, you can choose a mixture of warm and cold colours to support the transition towards winter. The combination of purple or crimson, light blue and blue is a particularly good choice. Purple and its shades are known as the colours of spirituality and deeper connection between mind-body-soul. Light blue tones are relaxing and evoking a sense of security, while white has always been associated with purity and cleanliness.
We would recommend adding yellow elements such as autumn flowers or wall art to balance the cold shades with warmth and optimism. For a luxury feeling, throw brass, copper or golden vases and souvenirs in the mix.
Teal and Green
Teal is a trendy colour all year round and can bring a different feeling to an indoor space depending on the colours it is combined with. For example, a teal and yellow combo is a great choice for summer, when you want to feel excited and adventurous. In autumn assemble teal with green to get a sophisticated and expensive look in your home.
Hot Chocolate and Wood
Think of all the shades chocolate comes in – from creamy white to dark brown. Now use that image to decorate your home. The addition of wooden elements and patterns will create that rustic and extra cosy feeling.
In terms of textures and fabrics, the more you mix, the better. Soft woolly blankets go fabulously with faux fur or cowhide rugs and hard wooden flooring.
What are your favourite colours? And what colours make you feel most uplifted?