The Influence of Colour
Perhaps more than any other tool in our design arsenal, colour is the most potent in evoking a mood or energy. Having spent over three decades designing colours for our homes, Porter’s Paints is well-versed in the connection between the right shade of paint and a palpable atmosphere. “There is a direct link between the myriad potential reactions and emotions we can feel in response to colour and light. Colour can create energy, provide a sense of calm or evoke warmth and comfort,” Sarah says.
Here at est, we are traditionally drawn to shades that soothe and diffuse. In addition to the classic stalwarts of eggshell and soft grey, the use of inky green and “fugitive blues” – those that evade a strict category, as Sarah explains – are particularly effective in transforming a mood. “Shades that leave you contemplating whether they are Blue or Green, Grey or Teal, Prussian Blue or Black; these blues are tricky and mysterious, morphing in different lights to create wonderful mood shifts,” Sarah explains.