The Pantone Colour System Could Eliminate Stress in Your Home

The fact that colour can affect mood is nothing new. So-called colour psychology is a field unto itself, and interior designers have long known that the colour palette used in a home or office will have an effect on how the people who live or work inside feel. With that in mind, the team of interior designers at Furniture Fitouts work hard to develop design motifs that make our clients feel comfortable and at ease. It’s simply part of what we do.

And to take it a step further, we’re particularly enthusiastic about the Pantone colour system. The Pantone system has defined more than 1,100 unique colours. These are precise colours that always come out exactly the same way. In other words, if you’ve seen a genuine paint swatch of a Pantone colour, then you know exactly what that colour is going to look like in your living space. There’s no variability or guesswork involved.

In this post, we’re going to look at two specific Pantone colours:

We’ll offer insight into how you can use these colours to transform your interior into a blissful, stress-free zone.

  1. A Bedroom Worth Sleeping In
    Rose Quartz and Serenity are best used in the bedroom, because they create a truly relaxed and laid-back environment. And there’s actually no need to completely redesign your bedroom in order to take advantage of these effects. Instead, consider setting up a statement art piece in either of these colours, or consider purchasing bedding, cushions or other soft touches that broadcast this calming effect.
  2. Kitchens without Chaos
    We think that the calming, light-blue aura is specifically well-suited to kitchens. This is a hectic space, and it’s easy to resign yourself to feeling stress in the kitchen. But a bit of careful colour infusion could change the entire dynamic. If your kitchen has stainless steel or marble accents (as so many do), then consider purchasing Serenity-coloured wares. This colour looks beautiful in this space, and it will also take some of the stress out of working in the kitchen.
  3. A Bathroom Oasis
    Serenity and Rose Quartz can make for a stunning addition to the bathroom. In this case, all you need is a few soft touches, such as a set of bath towels or a rug in front of the shower. You’ll be surprised by what a difference these colours can make in the bathroom.
  4. The Right Colour Combination
    It’s worth noting that Serenity and Rose Quartz don’t look great in every context. If you are going to be using these colours to de-stress your home, then it’s worth toning down the base colours. Avoid earthy colours, such as ochre oranges or rusty reds – as these will clash with the colours in question. Instead, err on the neutral side of grey and white, layering in your Pantone colours for a gentle, calming environment.

Are you ready to transform your home or office interior? Contact Furniture Fitouts today to set the process in motion.

5 Interior Design Trends That Are Worth Getting Over

Interior design trends are constantly changing, and that means you have to be ever-vigilant if you intend to keep up. But with Furniture Fitouts, you don’t have to worry about whether your interior reflects the latest fashion. Our interior designers are constantly reviewing the latest journals and style blogs to ensure that we have up-to-the-minute advice on how to fitout and decorate your home.

But staying on the leading edge of interior design means that you have to be ready to let go of those trends that have already run their course. In this post, we’re going to highlight a few design trends that are way past their use-by date.

  1. Macramé Cords
    Macramé is the art of knotting cords to create decorative shapes and designs. It was popular in the 1960s and occasionally sees a resurgence. That said, macramé has definitely run its course. With that in mind, if you’re looking for creative ways to hang potted plants or other design fixtures, consider looking into other options, such as leather straps or metallic pieces.
  2. Serge Mouille Lamps
    These metallic lamps with long arms that extend over the space you are illuminating are stunning design pieces. The problem is that they’ve been copied and ripped off over and over again – to the extent that you can hardly set foot in an Australian home without seeing an imitation. While these lamps still have serious design clout, it’s safe to say that they’ve been overdone for the time being. Let the current phase pass, and the genuine Serge Mouille lamps will most likely still be around.
  3. Pineapple-Inspired Decorations
    Everyone loves a relaxing tropical vibe. That’s why pineapple-inspired design elements have become such a hot commodity in Australia. But the truth is that this motif has more than run its course. These days, you’ll find images of pineapples everywhere – from lampshades to refrigerator magnets. It’s probably safe to say that you can leave this kitschy fad out of your next interior redesign. 
  4. Chevron Designs
    The chevron design is a woven, v-shaped print that has really taken over home interiors over the past few years. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this design motif, except that it has found its way into virtually all corners of life. The team at Furniture Fitouts believe it’s time to put this particular design to rest. 
  5. Brass Everything
    Brass fixtures have seen an astonishing increase in popularity over the past year or two. If you’re looking at a metallic fixture installed in a relatively new home, then there’s a good chance it is made from brass. The problem is that too much brass comes off as a bit overdone. A little bit goes a long way. And at this stage of the game, it’s probably safe to say that we can all afford to give brass a breather.

Whether you’re designing an interior for the first time or simply to refresh your existing motif, the interior design experts at Furniture Fitouts can help. Contact us today to discuss the details of your project.

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