Colour your mind and home with positivity

6 April 2020

Due to the spread of the Coronavirus and sudden change to our daily lives, coupled with the constant flow of unsettling news, it is no wonder many of us are feeling anxious or uncertain.

The change in routine – working from home, social distancing, schools, gyms, pubs and restaurants closed, our usual pick-me-ups on hold; it is challenging. So, we quickly need to discover new ways to fill the extra time on our hands.

Here at Painthouse, we fully appreciate all of the challenges everyone is experiencing, and we aim to help you find new ways to keep you active, boost positivity and well-being.

The benefits associated with colour and well-being have long been acknowledged. So, it’s essential to focus on being kind to ourselves and take time to create supportive, healthy homes and work spaces.

Colour appeals to our visual senses and by selecting the right interior hues, you can help balance the personalities of everyone who live in the home,
as well as consider practical, emotional and aesthetic needs.

So, whether you’re working from home or helping your children home study; now is the perfect time to explore ‘how to colour your mind and home’ and #PaintWithPositivity. 

Our in-house Colour Psychologist (aka The Colour Ninja!), Bernay Laity. Bernay lives and breathes interior design, colour and colour psychology, so who else better equipped to offer colourful tips and advice.

Revamping your décor for Spring is a great way to stay active in the home (whilst gyms are no longer open). It’s also fun and an easy activity to get the kids involved with. An ideal way to spend time together as a family (without any screens!)

Time to brighten things up, give your home a new look with a fresh lick of paint! Tap into the magical effects of colour and well-being with the clear, fresh, upbeat colours of spring. These smiley colours perfectly capture the feeling of optimism, hope and cheerfulness, the boost in mood that we all need at this moment in time.

pink reading area


Keep your mind active and look to your very own garden for some natural inspiration. There you’ll see the uplifting, colours of spring bursting into life: scarlet, coral, peach, daffodil yellow, emerald green, sky blue, cobalt blue and lilac. Bringing these outside colours in to your home will create a bright, fun and lively look and feel to your surroundings. A colour palette of these clear, warm, fresh tints will also bounce plenty of welcome light around your room, positively boosting your mood, especially if you’re currently working from home.

Arm your little ones with paintbrushes and get them spreading some Painthouse positivity with a sprinkle of brighter tints to highlight shelves, furniture or small areas of wall space. There’s nothing like these confetti colours to give your room an upbeat vibe and add sparkle to a decorating scheme of light, neutral, or pastel tones and whites.

Give a new lease of life to home accessories in cheerful splashes of colour that spark positivity and optimism. Old and unloved wooden furniture, photo frames and other decorative pieces are restored and renewed in sunny yellow Leo, playful orange Leif, beaming blue Luna, fresh apple-green Frida and parfait pink Erin.

Take control of your mind by colouring your tranquil spaces with calming shades of green: light, bright tints are signs of new beginnings. Mix up a combination of our aqua toned pastels Teddy and Joseph with crisp almost white Ariel and mint-fresh Boone for a vibrant colour scheme that’s humming with positivity. Shop our curated edit of Calm-inspired colours and use these relaxing shades to create spaces where you can channel your inner peace for reading, yoga, meditation and mindfulness.


green dining room decor


Like a glorious sunny day filled with optimism, the colour yellow can feel uplifting and positive. Colour your mind and home and brighten your surroundings with chirpy shades like our vibrant Leif or extrovert and cheerful Avery - guaranteed to raise a smile! Yellow is a great shade to incorporate into your kitchen décor so you can soak up the warmth and vibrance whilst sitting down to eat your breakfast, preparing and energising you for the day. Full steam ahead!

Blow away those cerebral cobwebs and invite inspiration with sky and turquoise blue colours like Hudson, Darcey and aqua-fresh Kasper for your new home office (or makeshift home office!) Working from home and a sudden change in routine can be really challenging but don’t sweat, we’re here for you! Combining the right Painthouse shades and tones will boost your productivity instantly. Shop our range of Motivating shades to magic up your home working mojo.

The season of spring is about everything that is new. So why not try out a shade you might not have thought of using before? Add a decorating twist to your kitchen, with bursts of surprising colour inside of drawers and cupboards using enthusiastic colours like exuberant red Reggie and luminous turquoise-green Nora. This is the perfect opportunity to get the kid’s involved to get creative and stay active during lockdown!

Paint a wall panel, windowsills, door frames and skirting boards and tap into a trend for celebrating these bright colours. All Painthouse colours can be used on walls, ceilings and woodwork, meaning you only have to buy one paint to cover all! With colours drying within 30 minutes, painting the house is no longer a chore.

Times are tough at the moment however, we know you’re even tougher! Painthouse is here for you every step of the way. It’s hard to shop right now but we can send you a colour card and our brochure – colour your mind and home free of charge, just click here and fill out a few of your details.

For regular updates and tips on how you can revamp your home in light of COVID-19 and beyond, subscribe to our weekly newsletter and follow us on Instagram @MyPainthouse.

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