Experts reveal the bedroom paint color that gives us the ick

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  • The color experts at Lick have conducted some research into which colors give us the ick. Lick’s paint professionals have revealed that the worst mood killer is… brown.

    A significant 56% of people (and 63% of women) said they would be put off if they found out a romantic partner opted for this earthy neutral in their bedroom color scheme. Let’s take a look at the worst colors to paint the bedroom and those deemed more ‘attractive.’

    pink bed with large headboard, pink bedside lamps and striped bedding

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    The color not to paint your bedroom

    The research showed that ick-inducing brown is the number one color not to paint your bedroom. Brown is a grounding color made by mixing primary colors red, yellow and blue. But it certainly would not be our first choice.

    In the survey, it was closely followed by unpopular bedroom ideas, black and orange. Instead, people preferred a fresh and uplifting white bedroom, while others were tempted by the idea of ​​a luxurious and sultry purple room that reminds us of our 90s bedrooms.

    Love certainly isn’t blind when it comes to how we decorate our homes more generally, as 70% said a partner’s home decor could turn them off. 42% of people surveyed think that home decor is actually a better indicator of someone’s personality than how they dress.

    bedroom with brown and pink wall art

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    Natasha Bradley is the Head Color Specialist at Lick. She is a color psychologist with years of experience in interior design, helping clients to create spaces they love.

    ‘How we style the interiors of our homes and ourselves are really good indicators of who we are,’ comments Natasha. ‘So it makes a lot of sense that colors also play a part in the dating world.

    ‘Often, couples who have similar interior styles and attitudes to their home can find more harmony in their home life,’ Natasha adds.

    pink bedroom with green cushions and curtains

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    Other findings included that nearly a third of people (28%) admit to no longer wanting to date someone if they did not like their interiors. Over half also said that being house proud is an attractive trait.

    Decorating our homes is about expressing ourselves and creating a space that makes us happy. If you love it, you can not go wrong (but we’ll certainly steer clear of brown).

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