Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Take the Test and Discover Your Colour

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Take the Test and Discover Your Colour

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COPYING colour schemes from style magazines may result in a home your friends are envious of, but will not necessarily create a space you feel at peace or happy in.

Nature provides a palette relating to characteristics inherent in all of us.

Take the colour psychology test designed by Angela Wright to discover your natural colour palette.

1. What is your favourite primary colour? A: Yellow. B: Blue. C: Green. D: Red

2. Which of the following is most important to you when it comes to choosing a new home? A: Light. B: Proportion. C: Substance. D: Space

3. Which of the following types of sitting room most appeals? A: Bright, airy with French windows leading to garden. B: Graceful, high ceiling with polished floors and antiques. C: Textured rugs and cushions with brick fireplace as focal point. D: Chic minimalism with black and white, chrome and glass furnishings

4. If you had to choose a piece of art for your home would you prefer? A: Watercolours. B: Impressionism. C: Oil paintings. D: Etchings or line drawings

5. Which of the following characteristics predominates in you? A: Caring. B: Shy. C: Curious. D: Confident.

Mostly As - The spring palette. Your colours: The palette that works best in your home is warm and light, more tints than solid colours. Scarlet, coral, watermelon, peach, sunshine yellow, turquoise, cobalt blue and violet work well when supported by neutrals like cream, camel and light grey. Used in the family area this palette creates a lively, sparkly and simple impression.

The finishing touches: Your ideal family room brings the outdoors indoors, with plenty of big windows and lots of pot plants. Fresh smooth textures and plenty of light appeal, as do modern, cane or wick furnishings over dark, heavy antiques.

Mostly Bs - The summer palette. Your colours: There are very few primary colours in the summer palette. Subtle tones might include maroon, shell pink, powder blue, bottle green, mauve and lavender, while supportive neutrals include taupe, cool navy and oyster. …

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