Winter Blues

With just one month to go until we see the end of Winter, many of us are suffering from the Winter Blues.  But Winter doesn't have to be all that drab and gloomy!!  Make the most of it and use Winter Blues as a form of colour inspiration.  The colour Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body as it slows human metabolism and can produce a calming effect.  The colour Blue can also have different meangings - light blue represents health, healing, tranquility, understanding and softness whereas dark blue is associated with knowledge, power, integrity and professionalism.  We have found some uplifting ways in how you can add Blue to your space without feeling the Winter Blues.....

Tip: If you are wanting to create a dramatic space, opt for more darker shades of blue and stick with all similar depths of colour in your furnishings and painted surfaces.  Whereas if you are wanting to lighten up a space but still want to make a statement, add accents of white in your furniture or add contrasting white woodwork.  White accents will also freshen the space without losing the space's identity and also works well as a contrast against the blue.

Create these looks yourself with these paint colours and products:

Dulux Sea Angel

Dulux Too Blue

 

Dulux Mystification

 

Haymes Royal Blue

Haymes Blue Mosiac

Dulux Blue Ash

Dulux Sample Pot 250ml

 

3M Scotch-Blue Painter's Tape
for delicate surfaces 2080

 

Dulux Aquanamel Semi-Gloss
Extra Bright Base

 

Milton & King Kemra Heritage Tiles
KEM060W Wallpaper

 

Regency SketchTwenty3 Grand
Damask Flock Wallpaper

Regency SketchTwenty3
Trellis Wallpaper

 

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