Grey, wet weather leaves me feeling a lot like Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh – you know the old depressed Eeyore, not the newer happier version. My energy is drained, I feel tired and moody, and even the simplest tasks tend to seem daunting. You might ask yourself, ‘why does this lack of bright colors get us down?’ The better question might be, ‘what can I do about it?’ You can’t change the weather, but you can add bright, beautiful colors to your indoor environment.
As an artist, I don’t often think about colors in the terms of ‘schemes’, at least not while I’m painting. The colors that I use become more instinctual than planned, but as I look back through some of my paintings, certain combinations seem to jump out. Here are some of the color schemes that I’ve come up with. You can use these combinations in your decorating to combat the cold weather blah’s.
5) Ocean Mist
Combining the warm and cool tones of blue together create a definite Caribbean feel.