As part of my month long collaboration with Habitat I’m going to share a little more about Colour Psychology and why I think its such a wonderful way to help you dig a little deeper and find out your own true authentic style. Its also a great framework to help you work out how you want a room to feel before you jump straight an and get attached to the look. For a home to deeply resonate with you, its really important think of the feel first. After all when we first walk into a room we’re often struck by a feeling first, before we start to analyse everything we see.
But first of all lets make it clear that designing a room using colour psychology and the Spring personalties doesn’t just mean using the Spring room in the spring time. We obviously need to use our rooms all year round! It has more to do with the type of people we are and the overall styles we’re drawn to- and we use the seasons as handy labels to differentiate them from one another. So starting with Spring let’s find out if it’s the right design framework for a room in your home, all year round.
The Spring Personality is full of optimism and youthful energy. Like the first signs of spring they love newness, and have a very positive outlook. As people, Spring personalities are bubbly friendly and fabulous hosts, wildly social and fun to be around. So their homes often reflect their need to entertain and bring people together.
In terms of design they love love love lots of natural light so everything in the design will be set up to maximise that. From voiles or pared back blinds at the windows to using soft pale colours of the walls. The first thing they’d need to do to their Victorian semi is to put a huge glassy extension on the back! However that’s not to say they don’t love colour and they’d choose something bright but clear so it has lightness to it. This might mean going pale on the walls and then popping the colour with artwork and accessories.
Spring people would choose simple fine lined furniture, they’d prefer the simplicity of Scandi style furniture for example but set against busy prints with lots of energy. They favour pale woods or painted and they love a little sparkle so glass and glossy surfaces are a favourite. Textures will be smooth or shiny and fabrics will feel fresh, like cotton or light linens.
When styling their home Spring people love making collections and you’ll see lots of busy styling arrangements to entertain the eye. A gallery wall would be the perfect focal point in their home as tey’re rather sentimental too. They often like an element of kitsch as this fits in with their fun sense of style. They also love nature so you’ll see jars of fresh flowers and ferny plants dotted throughout the home. Over all the styling will feel modern yet welcoming, informal and fun
You can shop for this look over on the Habitat website were everything is listed here. To find out more about Colour Psychology and how to create your own authentic interior design scheme why not sign up for one of my forthcoming Colour workshops here.
Habitat photographs by Lol Johnson.