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HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT COLOUR SCHEME FOR YOUR HOME

ENG: Living in London often means renting a room in a sharing house, or a better case scenario: a flat on your own. But, it is still a rental, which can involve rigid renting restrictions, such as not being able to paint the walls the colour you’d wish for. Get Living London which rents and manages homes at East Village, the former London 2012 Athletes’ Village came up with a great idea, the #MakeYourselfAtHome campaign, which encouraging renters at East Village E20 to personalise their homes (I wish this would be the case with my landlord – there is magnolia and white everywhere, not even mentioning the horrible furniture he insist on staying here).

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Karen Haller

They organized a blogger event, where colour psychology expert, Karen Haller and Olive Loves Alfie East owner and stylist, Ashlyn Gibson shared useful tips and ideas on colour schemes based on personal preferences, and talked about how to bring your individuality into your interiors.

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Ashlyn Gibson

Essential things to consider when choosing a colour for a room are (based on Karen’s tips):

  • What is the purpose of the room?
  • What are the types of activities?
  • How do you want to feel in that room?
  • What are the long term positive behaviors you would like to express in that room?

Keep in mind that:

  • Colour affects us on a physical level first, then it turns into an emotional quality, therefore in a long run it can make you feel different as it did at the beginning.
  • Decorating your home should be entirely about you, make it for yourself and not for someone else to like it.
  • We associate with colours on a personal (memories), cultural and psychological level, therefore it is possible that you relate to a certain colour in a totally different way than for example your partner or kids. Consider this when making the final scheme.
  • Proportion is essential – painting a whole room in yellow for example will have a differing impact on you than having just an accent of the same colour – perhaps on a section, or reflected on accessories
  • Always make samples before painting the whole wall – colours look different in pots and on the actual surface, also are visually affected by light and the surroundings.

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Making it personal (based on Ashlyn’s tips)

  • As a starting point map out yourself – think of an inspirational place, a person, an item you cherish and a cultural inspiration in your life (a film, book, event, etc). These should give you the idea of your likings, and help you find your own voice.
  • Go back to your roots – gather childhood images, family relics, physical memories of your personal journey (books, pebbles from the shore, etc).
  • Tell a story – place hints of who you are across your home in a form of favourite items, holiday memos, things you actually made/created.

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For more colour and home styling tips dive into Ashlyn’s fantastic books: Creative Family Home & Creative Childrens Spaces, and/or take the quiz at www.getlivinglondon.com, which matches personality types with the perfect colour for you – giving you the confidence to be more adventurous with colour in your home.

It was a lovely evening with full of great ideas and creative women (and some yummy bites), I really enjoyed being part of it!

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And here are the other bloggers I met (actually only those, whom name I managed to jot down):

Ruthie from DESIGN SODA

Lins from BOO & MADDIE

Kate from MAD ABOUT THE HOUSE

Molly from MOLLY AND THE PRINCESS

Natalie from THE FLORAL REPUBLIC

Karen Anita from WELL I GUESS THIS IS GROWING UP

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HU: Nemreg egy szin/enterior “sztajling” kurzuson vettem reszt, melyen egy nemzetkozileg is elismert szin pszichologus (Karen Haller) es egy sikeres brit otthon stylist (Ashlyn Gibson) adott tippeket, beszelt arrol, hogyan hasznaljuk a szineket otthonunkban, illetve hogyan varazsoljuk azt szemelyesebbe.

Az esemeny apropoja az volt, hogy a 2012-es londoni nyari olimpiai falut immaron atalakitottak berlakasokka es a projektet menedzselo ugynokseg (Get Living London) – Londonban szokatlan modon – igyekszik arra batoritani a lakokat, hogy tegyek minel otthonosabba a berlakasaikat, nyugodtan fessek a falakat szinesre. Igen am, csakhogy a londoni jonep nincs ehhez szokva, igy a felmeresek is azt mutattak, hogy egyreszt nem mernek belevagni a festegetesbe, masreszt a batrabbaknak halvany lila gozuk sincs arrol hogyan is tegyek azt.

Szerintem ez nemcsak Londonban aktualis tema, igy veletek is megosztok parat az esemenyen elhangzott tippekbol.

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Szinvalasztas

  • Mire szolgal az adott, festesre varo szoba?
  • Milyen tevekenysegek folynak benne, illetve vannak-e benne kulon tevekenysegre iranyulo zonak?
  • Hogy szeretned erezni magad abban a szobaban?
  • A szinek eloszor is testileg hatnak rank, erzelmileg csak hosszabb ido utan van hatasuk, ezert megtortenhet, hogy egy adott szinre eleinte teljesen maskepp reagalunk, mint kesobb.
  • A lakasod szinkialakitasa csakis rolad/az ottlakokrol szoljon, ne azert hasznalj bizonyos szineket, hogy masnak tessen.
  • A szinekhez szemelyes, kulturalis es pszichologiai szinten viszonyulunk, ezert ami neked tetszik lehet, hogy a parodban, gyerekedben negativ elmenyt idez elo, ezert oket is vedd figyelembe a vegleges szinvalasztasnal.
  • Az aranyok nagyon fontosak – egy adott szin teljesen maskepp hat majd (rad), ha peldaul az egesz szobaban azt hasznalod, vagy csak egy falreszen, vagy akar, ha csak egy-egy kiegesziton koszon vissza.
  • Mindig csinalj probat a falon – a festek szine maskepp hat a dobozban, maskepp kulonbozo feluleteken, fenyviszonyokban.

Szemelyes ter

  • Eloszor is “terkepezd fel” magad – ird le a szamodra inspiralo hely, szemely es kulturalis elmeny nevet, illetve egy targyet, ami nagyon kozel all a szivedhez. A valaszok olyan egyedi elemekre mutatnak majd ra, melyek maris tokeletes kiindulo pontkent szolgalnak szemelyes stilusodhoz.
  • Fedezd fel a gyokereket – gyujts ossze par gyerekkori kepet, csaladi relikviakat, eleted utjan szerzett targyi emlekeket.
  • Mondd el a mesedet – fotokkal, kollazsokkal, szemelyes targyakkal, amiket te keszitettel.

Ha ennel tobbre is kivancsi vagy, akkor jelezd kommentben, vagy irj uzenetet – hamarosan ujabb tippekkel jovok, es orulnek neki, ha elarulnad, hogy mirol olvasnal szivesen.

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