Changing your home colour scheme? Take a few moments to consider the powerful impact colours can have on your mood.

A change is as good as a holiday, but changing your home colour scheme over the summer holidays has the potential to go wrong.

Colours can impact our mood – both positively and negatively. Fortunately, this is something Dulux colour expert, Palesa Ramaisa, knows only too well.

Here are her tips for using mood-boosting colours in the home:


One of the best colour choices for a bedroom is blue. This is the coolest colour of the colour spectrum.

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It helps calm the nervous system, and it has long been a colour that represents unity.

Be careful of going too dark – dark blue can drain energy in the home. Select a soothing shade of blue for a bedroom or another room where relaxation is key.


White symbolises purity and promotes a feeling of happiness.

White is also versatile, helps enlarge the look of a space and gives it an airy feel. Choose white for any room in the home, and be sure to add a number of cool or warm accents that add energy while complementing the space.


The colour orange is the colour of competition. It promotes energy and activity.

Creamy orange is ideal for painting a kitchen, a home office, or a sun porch. It adds just the right amount of warmth, and it is inviting and tasteful.


Green represents protection. It is a calming colour that promotes confidence and relaxation.

It is an excellent choice for a bathroom, bedroom, or any other room used for rest and relaxation. Green has the ability to cool down warmer colours in a room and create just the right amount of balance.


Grey is a muted colour that is ideal for a bedroom, living room, office, or den.

Consider choosing grey and decorating with black and white accents. Alternatively, add a single warm or cool accent colour to make a bold statement that will definitely impress when decorating the walls and choosing accents for your home.