By Dorcas Muga-Odumbe
Is it time you changed the colours of your life? Do you want to jump-start a new décor in your house with a painting marathon?
Changing the paint colours of your house is a quick and cheap way to give it a new look. The colours you choose, however, send a message beyond a new look. Psychologists say colours speak volumes about you.
This colour has meant passion for centuries — that is why getting red roses from someone special means, “I love you so much.” People who love red are optimistic, outgoing, passionate about life and action oriented.
So you are blue? Blue lovers are generally calm, compassionate and follow a steady course. Reminiscent of sky and water, blue appeals to those with peaceful and quiet personalities.
People who want to be surrounded by shades of green tend to like balance and can be considered civilised.
It’s a cliché that yellow is sunny and those who pick its shades for their décor also tend to be sunny. People who love yellow also tend to be intellectual, adventurous and highly value their freedom.
Purple adds drama and flair to any décor. Its lovers are dramatic and tend to be artistic, tolerant and unconventional. They are also fastidious, witty and sensitive, with a strong desire to be unique. They are likely to achieve positions of authority.
Black is renowned for its sexiness and class. It is best used in small doses; otherwise its powerful aura could overwhelm your space. Lovers of black tend to impress in an understated way and generally promote the idea that they are hiding something.
Purity comes to mind when you think of white. People who decorate with it likely believe that ‘as white as snow’ is more than a cliché. They love simplicity and see the world through a youthful, innocent lens.
Vitality and cheer is what describes a place filled with this shade. People who decorate rooms with orange shades tend to be outgoing, social, love challenges and are easy to be with. They, however, love to be the centre of attention.
This is the colour of wealth, opulence and glamour. It exudes boldness with warmth and luxury and has a long history. Those who love traditional décor opt for it as it provides an air of welcoming elegance.