What Does Your Bathroom Colour Say About You?
24th Sep 2015
Whether you’ve already committed to a colour palette or are still in the decision process, our custom colour analysis will give you some through-provoking insight. This bathroom colour blog will take you through what each colour says about your personality and also what your colour choice will evoke in your guests. Each colour is broken down into what studies have observed and found, followed by what the colour choice says about you. Remember this is just a bit of playful fun and it’s really very interesting to have some understanding into your most recent colour choices or ideas! Ready? Let’s go…
Red easily stimulates energy, promoting liveliness. This is why it’s a popular choice for restaurants and bars, it’s the perfect colour to promote social activity. Red is a very stimulating colour and it has been suggested by psychologists that looking at the colour can increase the pulse, heart rate and blood pressure. Red raises energy and excitement and can be a great choice for a bathroom, it can bring a lot of vitality to a morning routine.
If you choose, or have already chosen red for your bathroom you’re a decisive, active and positive person with a lot of drive, sometimes finding it difficult to slow down and relax.
Blue is a cool and soothing colour, promoting relaxation and tranquillity. It’s known to aid sleep patterns and provides calmness. A blue room can help to soothe the mind and relieve any signs of stress and tension, leaving you feeling relaxed and energised. However, be careful as certain shades can make a room feel icy cold during the winter months.
If you choose blue, or have already chosen blue for your bathroom you’re as cool as a cucumber, you avoid confrontation and stressful situations at all costs and enjoy a quiet but content lifestyle.
We naturally associate brown with indulgence and luxury. A brown room will feel cosy, snug and safe. A rich cocoa colour is best at achieving this feel. Brown is the ideal choice for any room in the house and is considered the designer’s choice that’s sophisticated and timeless.
If you choose brown, or have already chosen brown for your bathroom you enjoy the finer things in life and like to feel like you’re creating a well-balanced and welcoming home environment.
Purple can be very dramatic. It’s a colour that’s predominately associated with royalty, people identify purple with royalty and wealth, making it the ideal choice for those looking to make their home look more luxurious with little effort. It is said that purple stimulates the creative part of the brain, which would be ideal in a bathroom if you use this down-time time to think and be creative.
If you choose purple, or have already chosen purple for your bathroom you’re the creative type with an active imagination. You like a touch of luxury and this splash of colour aids your artistic abilities.
We associate green with the natural beauty of nature, conjuring a restorative and peaceful emotion. Green creates tranquillity and composure and is considered very refreshing to the eye, it’s the perfect choice for any room in the house.
If you choose green, or have already chosen green for your bathroom you’re a home buddy who enjoys a good hike, you love home comforts and it’s essential you get a few hours a week of your own time to relax and wind-down.
‘The Pink Effect’ is a term given to a studied and proven state of mind induced by spending time in a pink room. The mind becomes calmer and as a result you’ll feel more balanced. Pink is associated with romance which is suggestive to the idea of feeling happy and joyful. This sweet colour is also associated with dolls and girls’ toys, which is why it’s often a popular choice for a child’s bedroom.
If you choose pink, or have already chosen pink for your bathroom you’re a glass full type of person, you’re bubbly, positive, fun and life loving!
This luminous shade could be a good choice to make your bathroom bright and welcoming. Although yellow is not an ideal colour choice for a main colour in your home, too much yellow has been shown to create feelings of frustration. Best used as an accent colour for a pleasing effect, a nice soft yellow is reminiscent of sunshine and happiness but do tread carefully.
If you choose yellow, or have already chosen yellow for your bathroom you have a strong personality and can sometimes be impatient. You enjoy being outside in all climates, and have tried to bring the outdoors indoors.
This golden shade is known to stimulate appetite, it can be a funky choice that can create an exotic Mediterranean feel to your bathroom. Brighter shades of orange are known to increase energy levels, so could be the ideal choice for those who need a bit of a jump-start first thing in the morning!
If you choose orange, or have already chosen orange for your bathroom you prefer a modern look, have a trendy sense of style, have an amazing zest for life and enjoy to overindulge once in a while.
This choice may seem a bit bland and boring to some, but a white bathroom is very pleasing to the eye and is a great choice for helping to create an airy and open feel. White will give the illusion of more space, which is great in a small bathroom space. You can always add a pop of colour by adding colourful accessories to help create a contemporary twist.
If you choose white, or have already chosen white for your bathroom you are a well-known or secretive clean freak, you like a spotless look and it makes you happy when everything is just so.
Definitely not a choice for the faint hearted, black can be a very dramatic and elegant choice. Like brown, we tend to associate black with luxury and it can feel very cosy if styled properly. However, some people may have negative connotations associated with the colour black, even more so if paired with red accessories, so try to be mindful when styling. If you want to go for it, make sure it has a gloss or shiny finish to make it look more elegant rather than dungeon. If you’re torn, you could opt for a lighter shade, or an alternative like grey, it’s a great neutral colour that will look good in any room.
If you choose black, or have already chosen black for your bathroom you are a daring person who enjoys the thrill of taking a few risks. You seek out luxury and want the best, although you do still love your home comforts.
What do you think? Does this sound about right for you? If not, not to worry most people just make a choice based on their favourite colour. Remember to make the right choice for you regardless of what the colour ‘means’ it’s all about designing a bathroom that’s practical, functional and attractive to you, so the only person you have to please is yourself, well…unless you have a partner then I guess you might need to ask their opinion too!
If you’re still deciding, remember to take your time and make a choice that you’ll enjoy looking at for years to come, and always go with your gut feeling because it’s usually right. It is definitely an idea to ponder what feeling you want to encourage in your bathroom, if you really want a place to feel totally relaxed then maybe consider a colour like blue. These concepts are proven to work, it just depends on the look you want to achieve and if a specific colour would complement or hinder your dream design. If you’d like further advice then please give us a call on 0844 809 4249 or you could pop into one of our showrooms. Catch you all next week!