3 UNCONVENTIONAL WAYS TO BRING COLOR INTO YOUR SPACE
Follow these technicolor tips to liven up your home and mindset.
– KEYS SOULCARE
Every color tells a story — our story — which is the inspiration behind Make You. Our collection of color-skincare hybrids unlocks the light that’s already inside you. Today we’re taking a page out of Make You’s book to elevate the natural beauty and energy inside of your home. (Because, let’s be honest: The state of your home is a reflection of the state of your soul.)
Just as in your ritual, color is a great way to give your space a major vibe check. Want to find your inner zen? Chill out with a soothing blue or classic neutral tones. (Yes, neutrals are colors, too.) Or if you’re ready to show off just how fearless you are, shine at full wattage with bright pinks, purples, oranges… The sky’s the limit.
Found the perfect color, not sure what to do next? No worries, we got you covered. In three simple steps, we share how you can take inspiration from Make You and mirror your matchless energy in any space. Each tweak can bring new life to your daily rituals, so you can continue to feel refreshed and renewed.
1. You do you.
The first thing you need to know: There are no real rules. While there are guides, tips, and trends, your home should look and feel like you. Translation? Do what makes you happy, even if it sets you apart.
If tropical tones don’t light you up and earthy hues don’t warm your soul, skip them! Don’t feel pressured to meet other people’s color expectations. Go full-on Barbiecore all year long if that better suits your needs. You can also put down the paintbrush and bring color in with textiles, plants, and artwork. Coloring outside the lines is where you’ll discover your most playful, creative side, and if you need a permission slip, remember this affirmation: I choose my own path.
2. Visualize your ritual.
Lightworker and interior designer Amie Mays says color affects more than your eyes. “The color on your walls impacts what you see, but also how you work,” says Amie. “One coat of nice paint is like putting velvet on your walls and around your senses.”
Intentionality in your space can come through in the colors you choose. Your bedroom could be darker to bring more sensuality into your nighttime ritual, but your office burns bright to call in more energy for your daytime schedule. When choosing colors for your space, ask yourself: How do I want to feel? Allow your inner voice to take precedence and put this mantra on repeat: I put myself first.
3. Paint to repurpose.
Bringing color into your space doesn’t have to be a huge, expensive project. Using accessories, painting small furniture, and creating accent walls are great ways to save money and time. A splash of color on the shelves of a bookcase or a coat of paint on a wooden chair can bring a fresh look to your home without the added stress.
These tiny redos can stir creativity, add value, and build your confidence to go even brighter or bolder as you map out a color scheme. They’re also a great way to enjoy your base design’s beauty while adding splashes of rotating hues to mix things up whenever you want. (Just like how Make You accentuates your style and mood.) When adding pops of colors, you never have to stay the same or fit in. Affirm your ability to embrace change with the affirmation: I can start over at any time.
What unconventional technique are you most excited to try? Share your favorite tips and colors in the comments!