Décor: How Different Wall Colours Affect Your Mood
The color of a room within your home can bring out your personality. Most of us don't pay much attention to what our room color is going to be. This can affect us in our daily lives. Room colour can influence our moods and thoughts. A color can affect people depending upon their age, gender, ethnic background and climate. Certain colors or group of colours tend to generate a similar reaction from most people. So when it comes to décor, here's how different wall colours affect your mood.
It increases the room's energy level. When you feel like having a little excitement, particularly at night, using the colour red is a good choice. The colour red creates a very strong impression. If you have red in your living or dining room, it helps to start conversations and builds up an appetite. The colour red gives you an adrenaline rush.
Bright Yellow is known to communicate happiness and joy. It is perfect for kitchens, dining rooms, and bathrooms, where happy colors are energizing and uplifting. If you overuse the colour yellow and paint your entire room with it, the colour tends to create feelings of frustration and anger. In chromo therapy (treatment that uses the visible spectrum (colors) of electromagnetic radiation to cure diseases), yellow is believed to stimulate the nerves and purify the body.
This colour is said to bring down blood pressure and slow respiration and heart rate. That is why it is considered calming, relaxing and serene, and is often recommended for bedrooms and bathrooms. However, refrain from using dark blue as it is known to evoke feelings of sadness; feeling blue, you see!
Green also has a calming effect when used as a main color for decorating. Green is considered the most restful color for the eye. This colour has the power to cool things down but at the same time has enough warmth to promote togetherness and comfort.
Purple is associated with luxury as well as creativity. As an accent or secondary color, it gives a scheme depth. It is also considered to be rich, dramatic and sophisticated.
Orange evokes excitement, enthusiasm and is an energetic color. This colour is great for your exercise room. It brings out all the emotions that are need to be released during your workout.
This colour makes people feel irritated. It invokes feels of rage and hostility. Such a colour should be avoided as the main colour of the room.
White, cream, gray and black colors can help tone down or liven up brighter colors. White, light gray and cream wall colors will not particularly stimulate employees on their own. Black and dark gray are good accent colors that can add an interesting depth to a room, but can evoke feelings of sadness or depression in employees.
Light pink reportedly has a soothing effect. You might want to consider adding the relaxed vibes of light pink to a child's playroom.
A colour choice is a very personal matter. You are the one who has to live with that colour. So ensure that you choose a hue that suits your personality or lifestyle.