Have you ever wondered why you lean towards one colour or another?
The truth is everybody sees colour in a very unique way and depending on your mood you will like some colours more than others on any particular day.
Colour psychology can be objective, but also very powerful when decorating a room or selecting a logo or selling a new clothing label.
If you look at all McDonald’s Restaurants you will notice that they use red in their Logo as this colour stimulates appetite and even the car manufacturers use colour to sell their latest cars.
Bearing in mind when you choose colours for your home you may like to think about how each colour is visualised by the world.
Yellow: Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the colour psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun.
Green: Green is the colour of growth, the colour of spring, of renewal. It renews and restores depleted energy. It calms the stresses of modern living.
Blue: This is a colour that seeks peace and tranquillity above everything else, promoting both physical and mental relaxation. It reduces stress, creating a sense of calmness, relaxation and order the colour most favoured by men.
Red: The colour red can stimulate the appetite .It is the colour of passion and red is energising. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action.
As you can see colour effects our lives without you even knowing it.
Next month we will explore the neutral palette for your home.
By Kim Lowe Interiors 0417 392239
Kilby’s Heating & Cooling – for all your air conditioning, heating or home improvements. Kilby’s can help with installation of new heating systems so you are well prepared for the cold winter months that are looming closer and closer.
Rob Burn Carpentry has been working locally in and around Canowindra for the past 11 years. Rob specialises in house repairs and maintenance, no job is too big or too small. He offers free quotes. So if you need a handyman to fix a cupboard, rehang a door or have a deck built Rob is your man.
Aaron Earsman Builder has lived and worked in the local area his entire life, he is a qualified builder who can help you build your dream home (just like he is doing for himself), replace or renovate your kitchen or bathroom, concrete and construct sheds or add value to your property with a veranda or pergola. Aaron and Rob sometimes work on projects together so bring a wealth of experience to any job.
Paint Place –The Paint Place stocks various colour schemes for you to choose from and can help you with your renovations or painting. As experts in paint and colour, the Paint Place will provide you with excellent DIY tools and professional advice to ensure you achieve perfect results!
J & D Lazarou Joinery now supply custom made kitchens, wardrobes, bathroom vanities, laundries, office fit-outs, bookcases, entertainment units and media room options to consumers in the Blue Mountains, Central West of NSW, and the ACT.
Design West was established in Cowra in 1989 as a small office with an Architect, a Building Designer and a Structural Engineer supported by two Surveyors. Two years later the Architect, Karen Gay and Designer, George Ferguson decided to branch out and establish an independent business with a network of associated professionals who were consulted as appropriate to each unique Project. This allowed the freedom to explore the functional, environmental, lifestyle and budget requirements for each of their Clients – drawn from a wide area of Central West NSW.
Design West has won awards; Aquatic Centre, Cowra – A.H. Pierce Facility of the Year Award 2004 and Thomas House – Forbes Heritage Medal 2006.
The practice is able to provide design and documentation services for: new houses, alterations and additions to existing buildings, retail spaces, offices, health care buildings, recreational facilities and heritage projects.
From the initial discussions regarding their Client’s requirements, through to Council approval of the Development Application and the Construction Certificate, all the necessary documentation to obtain a building approval can be organised by the Design West principals.
Design West can advise and refer to Planners, Engineers, a Specification Writer, a Quantity Surveyor, Landscape and Interior Designers, Geotechnical Engineers, Surveyors and an Energy Consultant.
Tendering and Contract Administration during construction is also an option for the larger projects.
Taberner’s are a family owned and operated business who have been supplying aluminum and timber windows and doors throughout Sydney, Orange, Dubbo and the Central West for over 85 years. Taberner’s, priority is supplying high quality aluminum windows and doors as well as a vast range of related products. As an Australian Window Association (AWA) member they are bound by rules and regulations that ensure all of their windows and doors meet strict Australian standards.
They are extremely committed to customer service and offer you the highest level of assistance to ensure you always get the perfect window and door combination. As a family run and orientated business, Taberner’s understand your needs.
Orange Tile House provides Warmtech underfloor heating for your home for this winter. They have kits available from as little as $279 and offers running costs for less than a cup of coffee a week! The kit includes a 24 hour rotary timer, inscreed heating element, adhesive spray and tape, element alarm/tester and full installation instructions – get in early for winter!
Harvey Norman Orange is now offering a huge range of Fabric and Leather Lounge Suites’ at very competitive prices. Anything from 3 seater suites’, recliner chairs and 2 piece set lounges, in a range of colours to suit your room.