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Colour psychology can play a role when it comes to selling your home. Canadian designers and therapists have proved that colour has a big impact on emotions and may actually change the way a buyer sees different spaces.

So, with that in mind, have a look at these six décor colours that are popular in Canada and how they might play a part in marketing your home:

Purest whites. White is clean and crisp and you can never go wrong with it since you can always add an accent colour. It tricks the eye into making rooms seem larger. White actually comes in many hues. It’s a colour associated with cleanliness and minimalism.

Shades of the earth. These are muted colours like green, brown, blue and some reds that are readily found in nature. They are calming and relaxing and complement elements like wood, stone, metal and glass. How about walls the colour of cappuccino and a white trim in the living room?…So inviting.

Nonchalant neutrals. These are creams, tans, taupes and different hues of beige. They pretty much go with any accent colour and won’t overwhelm the senses. They are subtle and marry well with any décor.

Shades of gray. This unobtrusive colour has really gained in popularity over the years. It can give a space an air of sophistication. A darker shade of gray paired with bright white trim can be really chic. Gray sizzles with metallics is the perfect colour to incorporate into a trendy abode like an urban loft.

The blues. Rooms for quiet time, relaxation and contemplation beckon to be swathed in blue. If the room has a lot of natural light, blue could evoke happy memories of the seaside. It’s cool and calming. It’s also a brilliant choice for a child’s room or bathroom.

Greige. Yes, greige. There’s a new colour in town and it’s the love child of gray and beige. Greige provides variations of both colours and comes in many delicious hues. Most of them are likely to easily coordinate with a buyer’s furniture. The shades are sedate and will appeal to most purchasers.