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The best colors for a happy home, according to color psychology

Joyful paint colour palette from Lick

WordsMegan Lambert

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One of our main aims at Lick is to help you create homes that you love. Spaces that make you feel relaxed, comfortable, and, more than anything, happy. We know that color has a huge impact on our mental well-being⁠, and that's why the Lick Studio team has created our Joyful color palette—a curation of our most uplifting colors for your home. As Tash Bradley, our Director of Interior Design reminds us, “it’s important to remember that you never see color in isolation. It's the combination of colors that inspires positivity and wellness in a home. The colors in this palette work wonderfully together to give you that mood boost and energy.”

It's the combination of colors that inspires positivity and wellness in a home. The colors in this palette work wonderfully together to give you that mood boost and energy.

From cuddly pinks and warming yellows to refreshing blues and energizing greens, this palette will bring a smile to your face and some sunshine into your home. 

What are happy colors for a home?

Colors that have an uplifting effect on your mood, happy colors are typically bright and warm, often with yellow or pink undertones. According to the principles of color psychology, this can make you feel more optimistic, open, and even happier. But most importantly, they are colors that you love and that spark joy whenever you’re around them.

The color psychology behind our joyful palette

A curation of six mood-boosting hues, these are the colors to choose if you want to make small but impactful changes to create joyful moments at home. As Charlotte Cropper, our International Color Consultant, explains;

This palette is designed to inspire positivity and optimism, filling your home with a feel-good spirit.

If you want to understand how and why, read on. 

Pink 01

According to color psychology, pink helps you feel physically soothed. And, a cuddle in a paint tin, Pink 01 is our go-to paint for the job. Muted grey undertones give it a contemporary feel, whilst those red notes mean it's full of character. This is a gorgeously subtle pink, a modern alternative to neutrals and a warming alternative to white. Perfect in a living room, bedroom or nursery—in fact, you could really use this pink anywhere in your home. It will brighten up a room whilst creating a cozy, inviting feel. 

Pink 09

Vibrant and full of fun, Pink 09 will both warm and energize a space. Inspired by the colors of coral, it’s as packed with personality as the most kaleidoscopic reef. A perfect accent color to inject some instant color into your decor scheme. Whether you use it on your woodwork or to paint your ceiling, its yellow notes will shine through, injecting character and style into any space. 

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