We’re a fickle bunch. We spend all year wishing for the sun to shine and the temperature to rise and when it finally does we complain it’s too hot and spend the rest of the day looking for ways to cool down.
Keeping cool doesn’t necessarily mean reaching for the nearest ice cream (although that works too). Colour can have a cooling effect – and no colour’s cooler than blue.
At Wallpaper Central, we’ve been searching for the finest cooling wallpapers around. And here are three classics:
Step from a sun drenched garden into a room with these fabulous wallpapers on the wall and you’ll instantly feel cooler. Of course you won’t actually be cooler but blue, just as with any other colour, creates certain psychological effects.
Blue is calming. It creates a reflective atmosphere and can increase the impression of space (but only with lighter shades). It reminds us of distance, the sea and the sky, and for all these reasons it’s the perfect colour to escape into on a blazing hot day.
So for year round comfort in rooms that catch the sun, consider cooling, calming blue.