A World of Colours: Bring Them Home

Jun 10, 2016Blog0 comments

If you’ve traveled overseas or simply other parts of North America, have you ever thought you’d like to bring home some of the colours you’ve experienced? Well, what’s stopping you from doing that in your new home?

Maybe you’re too stressed thinking about the upcoming move to allow your imagination to get too colourful. That’s where Kary Movers comes in. We do everything we can to make sure moving day isn’t a day of interrupted or shattered dreams.  Save yourself the stress and contact us first.

Your Canadian walls are waiting

Even, if you’ve never traveled, let a postcard or online image inspire you in choosing a colour palette. The possibilities are endless when it comes to utilizing colour to influence the look and feel of your home– in transforming your space into its own enviable destination.  And without the high cost of travel, lost luggage, and airport lineups.

These travel-inspired favourites can help create a colour palette to transform your living space:

Tropical cues and hues

In our part of the world, the hues of tropical beaches somewhere closer to the equator often pop in to mind. Especially in those “cabin fever” months. Does your jaw never fail to drop at the Caribbean’s blue and turquoise waters and yellow-gold sun and sand?  Splash your walls with something that transports you there.  They say when you put your ear to a seashell you can hear the waves.  It might just work with your walls– without having to put your ears up against them.

“Keep it Simple” Scandinavian

If you’ve never been to Scandinavia, you’ve likely made IKEA a destination a time or two.  Put aside unpleasant memories of furniture- assembling for a moment and take a step back to look at the big picture. IKEA has had a significant influence on Canadian tastes through minimalist designs, the clean look of white, along with natural wood hues. And, believe it or not, the Scandinavian look pre-dates furniture that had to be assembled after you got it home.  (Did we hear someone say “Bring back the good old days?”)

Bring Asia home

Red is a dramatic colour, regardless of your ethnic background.  But if you’ve experienced Asian culture you’ll know that red is considered a lucky color– as well as a color that says “welcome.” Our Canadian attachment to red may come from our own flag or the tradition uniform of the Mounties. The Asian attachment is much more ancient. For many Chinese people, the affection for red is a result of Feng Shui, a philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment.

Many Chinese put a fresh coat of red paint on their front doors as part of their New Year celebration. But red doors aren’t limited to Chinese culture. It was once a tradition here in North America that a red front door, they meant “welcome place to stay the night and eat. ” Victoria, BC is a Canadian example where that tradition holds true to this day.  But the “stay the night and eat” part may be pushing it a bit.

“Scotland the Red”?

There’s also a red-door tradition in Scotland, of all places.  When someone paid off their home, they would paint their front door red, so as to say “Hey! We’re debt free!”  Calculating how many years til your mortgage pay-out before you buy that can of red paint?  Don’t worry, you can follow the Asian tradition instead.

Reds, whites, pastels, earthy-tones, any colours can create a whole new vibe as an after-move delight at your new dwelling place. Just make sure you contact Kary Movers before your move. Why? Well, just think of the colour that most relaxes you. At Kary Movers, we’ll do our best to be that colour, and to create the most stress-free move you can imagine.

Contact us at 1-877-687-1746 or email us at info@karymovers.com. You can also make an online inquiry and request a moving quote. We look forward to helping you move into your new home and a colour-filled future— with as little stress as possible.