Room Color can affect your mood
Your personality is reflected in the colors of the rooms in your home, and vice-verse. While most people spend very little time thinking about room color, it affects our mood whether we're aware of it or not. Room color influences our moods and our temperament.
Color affects people depending on age, gender, ethnic background and climate. Most people react to colors, or groups of colors, similarly. It's the shades or tones used that account for the differences. This is why it’s so important for you to choose colors wisely when painting your home.
Forget about trends when choosing a room color. Color trends will come and go. Make your home beautiful by choosing colors that reflect your preferences and personality. Blend the colors you like into a combination that is pleasing to your mood.
Choosing a color for a room seems easy enough but getting the right combination of colors is confusing for beginners. Color can change a person's perception of the shape and size of furnishings, as well as the shape and size of the room. Selecting colors is not difficult if you learn some basic information about color and its effects on mood.
Each color has a psychological value. How do certain colors make you feel? To create peace and harmony in your home, choose your colors wisely; some colors in large amounts might have the opposite effect on you. What mood do you want to create? Which colors give you that mood?
Look at magazines, blogs and websites for ideas. Take note of the textiles in your home before you choose paint color. Carpeting, furniture and tile have a more limited range of colors than paint, so you have fewer choices when buying these items for your home. Choose home decor first and then decide on your paint color.
Colors act in three basic ways: active, passive and neutral. You can choose color's based on your own personality and desired mood, to your taste and to the room’s purpose. Light colors make a room seem larger and brighter, while dark colors give large rooms a more intimate feel.
Let’s look at colors and what they can do to a room.
Red raises a room’s energy level. Yellow says sunshine and communicates happiness. Blue is calming, relaxing and serene, and is often recommended for bedrooms and bathrooms. Green is a restful color. Combining blue and yellow, green is suited for almost any room in the house. Purple is royal, dramatic and sophisticated. It is associated with luxury and creativity; as an accent or secondary color, it gives a scheme depth. Lighter versions of purple, such as lavender and lilac, bring the same restful quality to bedrooms as blue does, but without the risk of feeling chilly. Orange is an energetic color.
Neutrals (black, gray, white and brown) are basic to the decorator’s tool kit. Add color to liven things up and neutrals to calm things down.