Colour could increase UK households’ happiness

Those who want to boost the happiness levels inside their homes may wish to think about colour in order to do so.

New research by Farrow & Ball looked at the shade of front door that appears to contribute most towards inhabitants’ happiness and found the best outlook on life among those living behind red portals.

If doors are looking a little worn, painters and decorators in London could be called in, as 70 per cent of respondents said they would have a bad impression of a home with a scruffy front aspect.

With red door owners found to be happiest overall, green was linked to sophistication or intelligence and trustworthiness, black was tied to success in careers, those behind purple doors were sociable and fans of pink were deemed to be daring and mischievous.

“The research indicates that Brits are perhaps subconsciously painting their front doors to reflect a particular mood or personality,” a spokesman for Farrow & Ball declared.

Interior designer Linda Barker recently suggested that a new look that includes red is the best way to lift spirits this spring.

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