The ultimate spring colour palette for your home
Ah, spring. Arguably the most joyful season of the year is here. It’s also the season where we see some of the most wonderful colours on display, as florals and pretty plants bloom to beauty.
Interestingly, our good mood in spring isn’t just related to the fact that it’s getting warmer (although that definitely doesn’t hurt). According to colour psychology, the colours we are surrounded with in the spring season also have a positive impact on our mood.
Keep that good mood going all year round by discovering the ultimate spring colour palette for your home. But first, more on the psychology behind it.
The psychology behind spring colours
Did you know that there are 4 personality types related to the 4 seasons? The character traits of a spring colour are: playful, bright, energetic, optimistic, joyful, creative, open, imaginative, fun, self motivated, stimulating. Phew. Not a bad bunch of traits to bring into your home.
As our Lead Colour Specialist Tash says: “The unique characteristics behind the spring personality type are bursts of energy, creativity & warmth”.
So, let’s get into the colours themselves. Our colour consultants informed us that other than the undertone; you either have yellow or blue based colours. You can, of course, add other undertones to those colours.
When it comes to the seasons, autumn and spring colours are yellow based and summer and winter colours are blue based. As Tash says, “What makes spring colours unique and separate to autumn colours is that they are all entirely yellow based - all spring colours have no black added to them. This is what gives them the highly saturated, clear and fresh feel”. Yellow based colours have a warmth and inherent bounce and vitality to them - including all the lively, happy energy that we associate with springtime.
As spring colours are all yellow based, they too have that warmth and inherent lightness to them. Pastels fit in well, but colours can also be brighter, such as yellows, pinks, turquoises, greens and even oranges and reds. To help you introduce this colour palette into your home, we’ve picked out some of our favourite Lick spring paint colours.
Lick’s spring colour palette
Spring colour: yellow
Bring that core spring colour of yellow into your home with the soft, creamy Yellow 01. We love this colour in kitchens, nurseries and even bathrooms.