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Therefore we choose white walls

the Danes love the apparent colors on the walls. It can certainly be easy to come to believe, if one orients itself around in the Danish media landscape.

Boligmagasinerne abounds with inspiration for what colors you should paint the walls with, and in the papers postulated that the danes are about to say goodbye to white walls.

But how is it not, a study shows that YouGov has carried out for Bolius. The study shows that the vast majority dips the brush into the white paint when the walls need to be painted.

According to the survey, 85 percent of danes are white in the living room, 85 percent have white in the kitchen, 80 percent in the bedroom, 83 percent of the entrance fee, and 82 percent have white in the children's bedrooms. Our farvefantasi in other words, not on colorful.

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The farvefattige trends surprises't Line Sjørup Hansen, who is the interior decorator and co-owner of malerfirmaet Carsten Sørensen, among other things, the adviser, the danes, what colors will dress up their residences with walls.

the Reason for the many farveforladte walls in the Danish home is all about lack of courage, it sounds from the Line Sjørup Hansen.

– most people want to be fashionable and do as in the boligmagasinerne, but they dare not, when it comes to the crunch, " says Line Sjørup Hansen.

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She backed up by Uffe Hansen, who is product manager in the malingvirksomheden Flügger.

People are afraid, that their rooms are too dark, and that they are not aligned properly in relation to their furniture. White is the safe way, " says Uffe Hansen, who also believes that the many white walls stuck together with a trendskifte.

– In the’80s, it was popular with pangfarver. You see movies from that time, people were also dressed in colorful costumes, where it today is more in with a subdued and balanced look, " says Uffe Hansen.

Line Sjørup Hansen believes that colors can help a home get a more personal style.

– Some would like to try with colors, but choose so often a very light pastel colour, which just as well could be white. But the strong colors give the room a completely different look, and you will find that your furniture and pictures on the walls change character, says Line Sjørup Hansen, who points out that we cannot always have been scared of the colors.

In the 90's we were excited for the bright colors, like orange and okseblod, and the paint should preferably svampeduppes on the walls. Svampemoden is believed to be a backlash on the senfirserne, where it all had to be very tight in black, steel and cobalt blue.

After svampedupningen came as a backlash more, namely, the minimalist style, with white walls and large windows, which began in the years after the turn of the millennium, and which is still widespread throughout the country.

– But the consistency has just been that all homes are similar to each other. Especially the people who live in standard houses, live in almost identical homes, believes the Line Sjørup Hansen.

Nevertheless think malermesteren that in a while now have moved us in a new direction – although it is not yet fully reflected in the statistics.

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A second, which is advocated for the colors, is the architect Anders Barslund, who by his own admission, never paint a room white.

today, connected the scandinavian style often with something very bright, but in the 1920s and 1930s was the danes are actually good to use colors, points out Anders Barslund.

Architects such as Finn Juhl and Poul Henningsen had colorful homes. But the arkitekturjournalister wrote only about the materials, and took pictures in black-and-white, why posterity got the impression that the houses were kept in white and black, but in reality, it was actually often the red brick and the window sills and light blue walls, explains Anders Barslund, who would like to see that we take the colors for us again.

It is not something, he says, because it will make the houses nicer. The reason is namely less aesthetic grounds than scientific.

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Architect Anders Barslund, a member of the Danish Boligarkitekter, selected the color Charlotte's Lock to the wall in the living room, en suit tiled roofs on the other side of the road. Photo: Bolius

It's for Anders Barslund about how white demonstrably reflects the most light of all shades of color. Almost all colors other than white will have a better interplay with it, that takes place outside. And that is what is going on outside, we need to focus on, insists the architect.

It is easier said than done when you have address in Denmark, a country that most of the time is wet, cold and damp. It is difficult to stay very long outside, why most of us spend 90 percent of their lives indoors.

in the Past, spent people, a far larger part of life on the outside, and the shift to a life indoors has meant we are more stressed and less happy, " explains the architect.

– It is in nature, we find joy and happiness. The white color of ruining it for us and removes us from nature, "says Anders Barslund, who has painted his own" living wall in an orange-red hue.

the Color serves as a reference to the tiled roofs on the etagebyggeriet opposite, as he saw, when he casts his gaze out the window.

– In this way I get the two elements to talk to each other, and then dissolve the boundary between me and what goes on outside. So I look at much easier, and it is what it is all about for me.

According to the designer Søren Vester, however, it is not necessarily better to be colored than white walls.

Søren Vester is the host of the tv program 'In the house for the throat', which helps people with selling their houses.

He explains that when he's doing the program, so he tries to create a sellable product for people who can't get rid of their house. And usually he begins to paint the walls white.

– When we paint the walls white, we neutralise that people have lived in the house previously. White is a way not to take a choice on. On good and evil. In the Nordic countries we use the white very much, because we crave for sun and light, and so is white a good solution, says Søren Vester, who lives on an old farm with whitewashed walls and 'love it'.

Søren Vester believe that white can be the easy and secure choice.

Fashion changes quickly in these years. The color that is fashionable today, is not necessarily modern next year. Therefore, white can also be the safe choice, which can keep for several years.

the Designer explains that you turn a mood with colors, and it can be good, but you can also hit quite wrong, for example, to paint the walls in a colour that is too dark.

– this is not to say that you are not allowed to use colors. It must be glad to. It is just important not to point the finger at people who do not use colors, but prefer white. There are many colorful people who live in homes with white walls, says Søren Vester.

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