When you choose colors for the rooms in your home, you often choose them because they appeal to you or reflect your personality. However, what you may not know is that room colors can have an impact on personality, mood, and thoughts.
The color red is commonly found in areas where high energy is a benefit. Casinos often use red shades for this reason. It is an intense shade that can pump up adrenaline so it works well in living or dining rooms where you want an upbeat mood. Red stimulates conversation and can draw people together as well. Because red can raise blood pressure, increase heart rates as well as blood pressure, it is not recommended as a shade in bedrooms or areas where you want to relax. However, if you tend to only be in your bedroom after dark, you can mute the shade with lamplight.
Yellow brings thoughts of sunshine and gives most people a feeling of happiness. It is a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms because it is uplifting. Using yellow in a hall or entryway also makes the area feel welcome. Be careful using yellow as the main color in other rooms, however. Studies indicate that yellow can lead to increased anger and babies tend to cry more in yellow rooms than those painted other colors. There is research that indicates that yellow stimulates nerves but also purifies the body.
Blue as a Color Choice
Blue has a calming effect on most people, lowering blood pressure and slowing heart rate along with respiration. It is one of the most popular choices for bedrooms and bathrooms for this reason. It is important to choose the right shade of blue, however. A pastel blue can give a room a cool feel, especially in a room with little natural light. You can mute this effect with warm fabrics and furnishings. You can also choose warmer blues like periwinkle or turquoise but you may want to avoid darker blues as these can evoke feelings of sadness.
Green is an excellent choice for any room in your home as it is not harsh to the eye. Green cools rooms down and encourages people to unwind but is still warm enough to promote togetherness. Studies have shown that shades of green relieve stress, helping people to relax. The color is an excellent choice for the bedroom as it has been shown to increase fertility.
The Color Purple
Dark purple, like eggplant, gives a room a rich, sophisticated look. Purple has long been associated with royalty, luxury, and creativity making it the perfect option for living and dining rooms. In bedrooms, lighter versions like lilac and lavender can bring a restful feel to the room, much like blue, but without the cool feeling.
Neutral colors are the strongest in a designer’s toolbox. Although different types of neutral colors are more trendy at different times, they are one of the most flexible options. Black, one of the most common neutral colors, should be used in small doses as it can be overpowering. Most designers agree that every room needs a touch of black in order to ground the look and provide depth.
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