How To Use A Colour Scheme to Create Mood

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It’s known that colours have a certain effect on our personality and moods. With that in mind, certain colours suit certain rooms better than others. Below is our guide on how to use a colour scheme to create mood…

Brown Colour Scheme

Similar to grey – brown is a neutral colour that rarely goes out of style. The colour of natural wood and nature – brown doesn’t feature on the colour wheel and in turn compliments all other colours and is incredibly versatile. It is a down-to-earth and secure colour that generates emotions of stability and protection.

Areas of use: It’s perfect as a wood effect floor in any room – but also as a calm but elegant colour in living rooms.

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Above: Vintage Wood Tiles

Red Colour Scheme

This is a particularly strong and vibrant colour. It’s warm and welcoming and catches the eye better than any other colour (this is why warning signs and traffic lights are red). However red can also invoke feelings of hunger and appetite (which is why restaurants use it)

Areas of use: Red is perfect in the kitchen which is a positive, warm and busy room in which appetites can be met!

red metro tiles

Above: Red Rhian Tiles

Yellow Colour Scheme

This is a cheery, optimistic colour that is welcoming and summery. Think daffodils, canaries and sunshine. Yellow is a prefect complementary colour to red or blue and can be argued that it is better suited as a secondary colour because of how important it is to get the colour right, as too much and too vibrant can be quite oppressive.

Areas of use: Yellow works well in a hallway as it the perfect place to put yourself in a positive mood – making sure you leave the house with a smile on your face and come home an instantly feel relaxed.

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Above: Aldgate Smooth Yellow 200×100 Tiles

Blue Colour Scheme

The cooling and relaxing colour. ‘Blue’ covers a wide spectrum and the difference between light and dark blue is vast in both tone and emotional connection. Blue is commonly associated with water and relaxation making it perfect for the bathroom. It is versatile enough to be used in sitting rooms, kitchens or even bedrooms.

Areas of use: The Bathroom is the true home of the colour blue – which is why it it’s used in swimming pools across the world. To create perfect relaxing water environment mix blue and white tiles as main and secondary colours.

blue skies tiles

Above: Blue Skies Tiles

Purple Colour Scheme

This is traditionally the colour of kings and emperors – representing power, creativity and wealth. However as with blue the variation in shade is huge. Darker purple work best as an accent or secondary colour and add a warmth and richness. Light shades are cooling and relaxing in the same way as blue – but are slightly warmer over all.

Areas of use: It’s perfect for a bedroom or even a bathroom.

purple tiles

Green Colour Scheme

The colour of nature and balance, but also associated with money. Green relaxes and inspires and is best suited for a home office. Psychologists have long said that added a plant into your working environment or looking out the window at some natural greenery will aid concentration and focus

Areas of use: Adding green into your working environment colour scheme will inspire relaxation and focus and creativity.

Above: Lime House Green Metro Tiles

Grey Colour Scheme

Cool and timeless. The colour of natural stone and clay. Grey is the colour that will never go out of fashion and will compliment any colour on the colour wheel. A grey or stone effect floor will perfectly match any accessories that you have – and will still match should you change your colour scheme. Grey is a neutral colour that needs a dominant colour to work with – else it can be quite boring in the way that concrete is. Grey works in a similar way to black without being has harsh – it is a perfect base for other, more vibrant colours to work against.

Areas of use: Throughout the home.

oyster coast stone effect tiles

Above: Coast Tiles

Pink Colour Scheme

Interestingly pink is the only tint of another colour that has its own name. Pink is in reality a light red. However pink sits somewhere between red and purple. It can be dominating and overpowering or soothing and calming. Not as cold as blue but not as warm as purple.

Areas of use: Pink is perfect for a bedroom.

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Above: Covent Garden Smooth Metro Tiles

Black and White Colour Scheme

Absolute classics. Both of these colours worth best as accent colours – although white can be used as a secondary colour when needed. These colours are used best to enhance other colours within the scheme. Obviously white creates the image of lightness and enhances the impression of space in the room whereas black adds depth and can make the space appear a lot smaller.

Areas of use: Throughout the home.

solitaire tiles

Above: Solitaire Tiles

There you have it – how to create different moods with different colours, and which rooms they work best in!