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Colours to inspire positivity and wellness in lockdown

Wall painted in Orange 02 with hanging green plants on a shelf

WordsMaha Elley

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Each month, search data shows that over 20,000 of us are looking for more information on the topics of “wellness” or “well-being”. And that figure keeps growing year on year, with Google Trends showing a whopping 147% increase in searches for “well-being” in the past five years, and a 114% increase in searches for “wellness.”

So, how do we get our wellness fix when we’re stuck at home? Well, we can create a space that’s filled with positive vibes. And right about now, you’re probably considering it already! According to a survey by YouGov, 11% of people have made a resolution to spruce up their home decor in 2021. After the amount of time we’ve spent at home last year, it’s easy to understand why there’s been a spike in DIY projects and home makeovers.

At Lick, we’re big believers in the power of colour psychology and the impact that the colours we surround ourselves with can have on our mood and emotions. As we’re in the midst of our third lockdown, let’s take a look at how to use colour to transform our home into a space that will inspire wellness and positivity to get us through and make us a little bit happier on a day-to-day basis. Hey, every little helps.

Colours that inspire wellness and positivity 

Keep things upbeat around your home by choosing the right colours for your space. These are some the Lick colours that we would recommend to brighten up your home with:

Add harmony to your home with greens and blues

Missing your outdoor time? To get some of that natural feel-good factor into your homes, bring in those blues and greens.

Let’s kick off with greens. Known as the colour of harmony and balance, green will bring that feeling of peace into any space of your home. It’s also the colour of nature, and as we’re spending more time indoors right now, adding a few splashes (or licks) of green to your home helps by bringing a bit of the outdoors in. Try any of our greens, from warm Green 04 to mint Green 08.

So where should you incorporate green in your homes? Our colour experts recommend adding green to your kitchen. Having a green kitchen may subconsciously inspire you to eat more healthily (hey, here’s hoping!). You could also try green for your home office/whichever room where you choose to park yourself in with your laptop for the day. Green is quite a restful colour for your eyes, so it’s a good choice for when you just need a little rest between Slack messages.

Kitchen cabinets painted in bright Lick Green 08
@RETROJO5 PAINTS THE KITCHEN IN GREEN 08 - OUR LIVELY, FRESH MINT GREEN
Green 08 painted dining area, with yellow and pink stencilled patterns on the wall
@RETROJO5 CREATES A BEAUTIFUL STENCILLED EFFECT ON THE WALL, ADDING A BURST OF FUN TO THE DINING SPACE

Let’s talk blues. Blue is another colour where its presence can help you feel closer to nature. Just like a crisp blue sky can instantly add positive vibes to your day, bringing in some of those cool and calming blues to your home can have the same effect. 

With blue, the lighter you go, the more soothing your space will be. Darker blues are more stimulating, so choose to paint those in home office areas for a little mental boost. Pair dark blue walls in an office with bright accents such as Yellow 02, blood Orange 01, or Orange 02.

Read about the colours that go with blue to see which other combinations you can go for.

Wall half painted in Blue 07, behind a lounge chair with an orange pillow
@OURROSEMONTHOME BALANCES THE DARK BLUE 07 WALLS WITH A SPLASH OF ORANGE IN THE CUSHION
Textured wall painted in Lick Orange 02 paint
PAIR ORANGE 02 WITH YOUR DARK BLUES FOR A BURST OF ENERGY
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