The colours of winter

Vary your spaces according to the season and the mood
The colours of winter

When we think of the colours of winter depending on our temperament, the mind can go in two directions.

Someone immediately thinks of the sage green, the blue ice, the soft grey and of as delicate colours as those of nature covered with a veil of hoarfrost.

And there are those who think of the warm colours of when you return home - perhaps in the mountains - and you find yourself in front of the red of the fireplace or stove, the intense yellow of polenta, the orange of clementines, warm chestnuts of braised and chestnuts. And so it would seem that talking about the colours of winter covers all the colour spectrum.

A little it' s right, because in spite of personal inclinations winter is a lovely time when you compensate at home to the white (which is anyway quite beautiful a colour) of the exterior, and the intense reds of Christmas balls, mulled wine, blankets, thick and very wrapping sweaters animate everything.

Well, there are pastel ranges that just do not adapt to the season (who wants lilac or powder blue?) and maybe too bright colours like sunflower yellow, fuchsia, apple green, turquoise.

These are the most suitable colours for days of deep sky, bright sun, light T-shirts and smoothies, open windows and warm air.

The great secret to being able to easily change the atmosphere even at home is to have rooms that are in some way neutral, that will match with the season and, above all, with the mood and character of those who live there.

Choosing finishes such as milky white or very delicate hawthorn allows us to recreate a totally different mood simply by choosing textiles, vases, tableware, knick-knacks and even plants and flowers that are suitable for the moment.

After all, why should we have environments that are always the same as themselves?