Colours can have a powerful impact on mood, particularly those that surround us in the home say a local rental management company.
With ‘Blue Monday’ approaching (16th January), Quintain Living – the management company overseeing the rental of more than 3,651 homes in Wembley Park – is showcasing how the power of colour in the home can banish those blues.
Creating the right environment is not just a simple question of choosing colours at will. Colour theory is an established practice based on using the colour wheel to mix and match colours in a way that’s visually appealing and that harmonises. Colour theory can be used to set the mood of a home, with leading colour theorists expounding the benefits of incorporating colour psychology into interior design. At The Robinson in Wembley Park, the theory can be seen in practice.
The original mood boards for the project design were bursting with colour and British eccentricity. Inspiration came from a range of sources that encapsulate elements of the British life and British togetherness. They range from front doors in Notting Hill to the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine. British icons such as Paul Smith, Damien Hirst, Queen Elizabeth II, David Bowie and Grayson Perry were all inspirational in terms of the colours of the Robinson, as were a range of British landmarks and moments.
Fossey Arora, interior designers for The Robinson said: “We drew colour inspiration for The Robinson from sources as diverse as the Union Jack, original William Morris prints, the pink staircase in Frank’s Café in Peckham, Penguin Books, oil drums in Covent Garden and Pink Floyd’s floating inflatable pig at Battersea Power Station. Paul Smith’s approach to mixing genres, themes, styles and colours became a driving force for our thoughts and ideas. We used mood boards to tie all this wit and quirkiness together and create a colour scheme designed to uplift, excite and energise. It encapsulates British eccentricity.”
The Robinson’s commitment to colour is clear throughout, even in the lobby, where the bright pink of the post room serves to uplift and energise residents as soon as they arrive home. That sense of vibrancy permeates the building, from its shared social spaces to its comfortable, welcoming apartments.