Have you ever really stopped to think about the correlation between your mood and the color of the clothing you wear? Take for example those days that you just wake up on the wrong side of the bed; you just want to sulk in your bad mood, so you choose black and dark-colored clothing to emulate how you feel. On the other side of the spectrum, think about when the spring and summer seasons arrive after a cold, harsh winter; you gravitate towards lighter, more vibrant colors because you’re happy to see the return of the sun. You may not realize at the time why you’re choosing these colors from your wardrobe, but it’s almost like a psychological pull.
So, if the color of our clothing has this much of an effect on our mood, can’t the same be said for the color of the walls in our home? Absolutely. In fact, studies on color psychology have shown that the colors you choose to paint your home with can have a significant effect on the emotional well-being of you and your family.
Before meeting with a professional for a color consultation, it’s important to figure out what kind of mood and feeling you want each room to portray. For a general reference, here are just a few of the emotions that certain colors embody and some suggestions of where to use them:
Blue – Harmony and tranquility; not only can a room that is painted blue inspire creativity and positive energy, but it can also have a very calming effect, helping to mellow your mood and lower your heart rate. This can be used in any room as a main color or as an accent. To help keep you stress-free before going to sleep, consider this color for the bedroom.
Red – Simulation, energetic, passionate; unlike the color blue, red actually increases your heart rate and stimulates activity. Though it is a very aggressive color, it also reminds us of love and vibrancy. Try hues of this color in the bedroom, dining room or speckled in your custom drapery.
Yellow – Peacefulness, optimism and happiness; everyone associates the color yellow with sunshine and happiness, which is why it is a go-to during the spring and summer months. Wouldn’t you like to have the feelings that this color evokes around for more than just a couple of seasons? If the shade you choose is soft enough, it can be used in just about any room in your home, but we would highly recommend trying it out in the kitchen.
These are just a few ideas to get your mind going – the rest we can explore during your color consultation with Lucinda’s Interiors. With “Color With No Regrets” certification, we should have no trouble helping you choose the perfect color – and mood – for each room in your home. Contact us today to get started.