What your colour scheme says about you

From fiery reds to vibrant yellows, find out what your colour scheme says about you.

Are you a seductive berry lover or an earthy green admirer? A vibrant yellow luster or cornflower blue suitor? Or how about a party host or a mellow Sunday reader? Your colour scheme could answer it all.

Your pigment palette says a lot about you as your paint often matches your personality. So if you are looking for some decorating inspiration, or wonder what your wallpaper wash really says about you, then look no further.

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Fiesta red says free-spirited

living room with red wall red sofa with designed cushion and window with red curtain

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Just as a red dress makes you stand out at a party, so a red room always grabs attention. Fans of red are spontaneous and love being in the spotlight. This hot look is so eye catching, it would be a fantastic room to have a party in.

Ocean blue for a laid back hue

bedroom with blue wall wooden beams white bed with designed cushions and wooden floor

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Summer skies, peaceful sea, blue whispers tranquillity. It's a favourite with easy-going types and perfect for laid back living spaces. Think kicking back with a book and a cup of tea on an easy Sunday afternoon.

Pistachio green for the playful and experimental

dinning room with green wall wooden dinning table with chair and frames on wall

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This pale green can be invigorating or soothing so it's popular with experimental types who are always trying out new looks. This shade reminds us of the countryside in spring - it's so fresh and we love the floral display.

Go berry red for a seductive style

bedroom with white wall pink bed with designed cushion pink cupboard and design rug

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Raspberry is the sexiest colour around. Want more romance in your life? Use it on walls and furniture for a seriously seductive scheme. We've fallen for this intense colour saturated look - that luscious pink is irresistible.

Sunshine yellow says summer lover

bathroom with yellow wall window and commode

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Upbeat and energising, yellow is a hot choice for happy-go-lucky types. Use it to cheer up a kitchen or for a pick me up in the bathroom. This scheme is like the perfect British summer - lots of sun with a tiny touch of grey.


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.