Choosing the right decor colour for your home

purple kids bedroom

When you move into a new place, one of the biggest decisions you make when it comes to making a house a home is choosing the right decor colour. Whether this is paint, wallpaper or furnishings, the colour you decide to use in your home reflects your mood and personality, and the feel that you want it to have. 

Home decor trends comes and go, and there are ‘colours of the moment’ (Farrow and Ball Hague Blue anyone? All over Instagram!). Maybe you have a theme running in your house colour-wise (intentionally or unintentionally)?  Maybe you’re a bright white minimalist kinda person, a bold colour lover, or a ‘Style it Dark’ fan? 

Here is a fun way thanks to Julian Charles of discovering what your home colours say about you! 


grey bedroom

“Grey is a reliable colour; you can’t go too wrong with it. It’s the same for you as a person. You’re reliable, but  sometimes a bit scared of being the centre of attention. You’d much rather fade into the background.”

We have grey in our current bedroom (above). 


purple kids bedroom

“If purple is the colour you use most often in your home, it can demonstrate you’re organised, and everything at home has a place where it belongs. You like to have structure, which means that routine is important to you if you want to keep stress levels low”

Sasha’s old bedroom was purple, and even though it was quite a bold choice of wallpaper I really do think it worked- I miss it a lot!


blue living room

“Blue, like green, is one of the most calming colours. You’re a bit of a free spirit but prefer tranquility and peace over hustle and bustle.”

Our living room is blue (above) and two years on I’m still on the fence as to whether or not this is a permanent colour choice for this space- I still can’t decide if I like it or not! What do you think?


“Green is a very calming colour, so if you have this in your home, it demonstrates that you’re a very patient, collected person”


“If yellow is your go-to home colour, it shows you’re creative, but also a bit of a perfectionist.
You’re always the person giving advice out to friends and family, and are definitely a glass-half-full sort of person. You see the positive in everyone and everything, although not necessarily in yourself”


“Using black or white suggests that you like the simple things in life. You enjoy sitting down with a good book, or just having dinner with loved ones. It doesn’t take much to please you”


For full excerpts of what your home decor colour choices say about you, even more colours, and how to style your colours, visit the Julian Charles e-book and discover more!

What colours do you have in your home? Do you think they reflect your personality? I’d love to know!


*A collaborative post


  1. Emma
    September 25, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    Interesting post Becky, loving your house snaps and that green room – swoon!!
    We’ve had a few late nights this week trying to decide the colour scheme for our now very open plane downstairs. Mainly concentrating on the kitchen units as they are being painted tomorrow – yikes! We’re going for Mid Azure green (pretty fond of Little Greene!) which is pretty much a jade colour, on the island and pantry cupboards… the other colour we’re still unsure about… dusky pink is on the top of my list with off white walls. What are your thoughts? Brave the pink or use that on the walls and grey on the units…. colour conundrum!!

    • Becky
      September 26, 2018 / 12:55 pm

      Ooh I love the idea of that pink and green combo, I reckon that will look so striking- good for you for braving it when so many play it safe! Please do share a picture somewhere where i’ll see it so you can show me the finished result 🙂 I must admit I find paint colours quite hard to choose and I always think I could live with so many different colour options and styles, I find it hard to pin down the final result I want. If we do end up moving house I’ll have to do it all over again!

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