Colour Your Way Out of Winter

Colour impacts our mood and has a profound effect on our emotions and well-being. It’s long been known that bright, vibrant hues have the power to uplift our spirits, enhance positivity, and create a joyful ambience. While incorporating colour into the home through textiles, furniture and wall paint is usually the go-to, don’t underestimate the impact that lighting can have too. It’s common to experience a bit of a mental slump during the winter months, but there are ways to combat this through your choice of lighting. These are some of our favourite ways to brighten up even the dearest of winter days with colourful lighting.

Coloured light bulbs
A bold approach, but one that has a significant impact, is swapping out a standard white light bulb or two for a colourful counterpart. Bulbs in shades of yellow, orange, red, green or blue instantly infuse vibrant hues into a space and can be used to evoke specific moods.

Coloured lamp shades
Swap out existing lamp shades for colourful alternatives. It’s an unexpected way to introduce a pop of colour to a room while diffusing the light, creating a soft and inviting glow.

Colourful accent lighting
Colourful accent lighting in the form of coloured LED strips or spotlights can be used to highlight certain objects and features in the home. Warm tones of yellow and orange will create a cosy, inviting ambience while cool tones of blue and green can make a home office or bathroom feel refreshed.

Colourful materials
Pendants, chandeliers and wall sconces made from materials such as coloured glass or painted metal serve as statement pieces and are guaranteed to add an element of cheer to any room.

While introducing colour to a space though lighting is fun, it’s important to always harmonise your colour combinations so that the end look is both visually appealing and balanced. When choosing more than one shade, choose complementary colours that sit opposite each other on the colour wheel (for example, blue and orange) or analogous colours that sit adjacent to one another on the colour wheel (for example, green and blue).

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