For the new lunar year of the rat, add some lucky colours, use lucky numbers and look to your Chinese zodiac symbol and Feng Shui to ensure you have a fantastic year. For the Year of the Rat 2020, choose one of these less obvious colours to bring health, happiness and luck to your home.
The colour blue, seen in this Garden Vista apartment kitchen, represents harmony, peace and lightness.
The various shades of blue in this Upper Boon Keng apartment
shows how using this colour can also have a calming effect in your home.
Even paler shades of blue used in your home, like in this modern Ubi Avenue apartment
kitchen, can add to the overall wellbeing of your home.
For feelings to do with wisdom, solidity and compromise, choose a shade of grey, like the subtle tones of this 55 Amore apartment
Luckily grey is also a neutral colour that is easy to live with. The various shades of grey in this Martin 38 studio apartment
both look great, and gives off a sense of stability.
Purple, with its undertone of lucky red, is a great way to engender a luxurious and rich vibe in your home. Paler shades, like the lavender in this Punggol apartment
create a more feminine feel.
You can use layers of purple shades to create a luxe and vibrant feeling your home, like the effect created in this Cityview apartment
Purple is also good for creative personalities, like the music room in this Penaga apartment
White represents clarity and cleanliness, which is why it is so often used in kitchens - like the one in this Yung Kuang Road apartment
- and bathrooms.
As a calm, neutral colour, white is also good for bedrooms, like the one in this Ang Mo Kio apartment
An all-white home interior, like this Trillium apartment
, creates a bright, reflective space, that pleases the eye and brings light to every corner.
For a simple, calm space to mediate for clarity and clearness, an all-white space with touches of nature can be extremely welcoming, like the area in this Hola apartment
Green has long been considered to be the most soothing colour for not only our eyes, but also for our mental health. A darker shade of green gives off a cool and relaxed vibe, like in this Eunos Crescent apartment
Adding indoor plants to your home will not only have a therapeutic effect on your wellbeing, but is also a major interior design trend. This Tampines apartment
echoes the natural colours of the plant on the wall behind.