Decor & Design

Hue Homework

Bev Bell


Back to school is an exciting time consisting of buying back to school supplies and clothes. Beauti-Tone suggests a bit of hue homework for back-to-school success. A successful school year begins at home with bedroom colours that inspire confidence, relaxation and productivity. Beauti-Tone shares their Hue Homework Cheat Sheet to help make picking colours for your dorm room or bedroom easier.

We always tend to shy away from orange in a bedroom, however it is a social colour that encourages confidence and independence. Orange You Special (LL117-4) has a wonderful positive energy that will look perfect in any bedroom.

Waking up to a yellow bedroom is as joyous as waking up to a beautiful sunny day. Yellow helps with memory and concentration. Be careful you don’t pick an over powering yellow. Try Sunny Disposition (LL116-0), the yoga of yellows.

Pink calms anger and behavioral issues. Try Japonica (FD053-0) a gender neutral pink. It is the perfect colour to mix with other neutrals.

*Swatch colours may not be exactly as shown

Red is high energy and excites the mind. In a bedroom, red is better left in smaller doses. For chic colour chemistry, combine red with a great grey like Long-John Grey (CH04-0) or a warm taupe like Putty in My Hands (JN26-4). Red-y. Set. Go! (SS90-3) is a soft warm red that can be paired with other colours very well.

Green is the shade that soothes the soul. Studies have shown it helps with reading and comprehension and it’s also great for sleep. Roll on Gaelic (FD059-4), a botanical green that makes you feel like you are walking through a forest.

Purple is the colour of royalty. It is the perfect colour for your prince or princess. This regal colour helps release a child’s artistic creativity. Try Concrete Jungle (FO48-0) with green accents for a soulful den of creativity.

Blue is the calmest colour of the spectrum and the most popular colour for bedrooms. Consider Found Glass (CH40-0), a beautiful soft grey blue, or dive deeper into the jean pool to find Chambray Blue (CH38-4), a darker blue infused with light.

Neutrals are great colours to pair with a bright vibrant colour. There are a variety of neutrals like greys, taupe and beige. Try Long John Grey (CH04-0) for a grey wall colour, Putty in My Hands (JN26-4) for a taupe wall colour and Mirror Brown (FD055-0) for a beige wall colour.

*Swatch colours may not be exactly as shown

When you do the math, colour is the most economical way to give your child a beautiful room and great grades.

Which colour is your favourite?
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  • Alexandra Sande Cummings

    Great inspiration for my grandsons room

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