08 August 2017

Color Cache : : Give Your Rooms a Color Therapy Session

We most often associate home decorating with aesthetics but it goes much deeper than superficial beauty. Did you know you can positively affect the emotional well-being of you and your family by simply changing paint colors? Color psychology is used in both residential and commercial applications to promote specific moods and behavior.

Color consultants have been doing this for years and it is something you can do for your home as well. Start by examining the primary use of each room or space in your house. Although it is not an exact science, color professionals say certain colors work better than others depending on the room’s function.

Next, choose a wall color that encourages whatever activity is happening in the room. So how do you know which colors to choose? That’s where we come in! We’re going to share expert advice and the psychology behind paint colors that work best for each room in your house.

Bedroom


This is one room where mood is of utmost importance. The bedroom is your sanctuary and a place that is designed for relaxation and intimacy. Stick with cool colors like subtle blues, grays and greens to give your master retreat a serene resort hotel feel. Colors with higher intensities such as red or orange tend to stimulate rather than calm. Green, blue and even certain shades of purple have the opposite effect, making them perfect for the boudoir.

Living Room


Warm colors like browns, oranges, reds and golds are perfect for public spaces like the living room and entry hall. These earthy hues tend to initiate conversation and make friends and family feel welcome in the space. This group of colors encourages social interaction and a sense of connection.

Home Office


Make your office setting the scene of success and productivity. Most color experts agree that the color green is a great choice for a home office. Green subconsciously equates to money and the desire to earn more. It contributes to concentration and allows you to focus on your tasks in order to complete them faster. This will allow you to spend more time with your family and less time working. 

Dining Room



Select a wall color that stimulates the appetite of your guests. By the way, red is one of the most popular colors for restaurants and dining rooms for that very reason. It is a fun color that works equally well in formal or casual spaces. Use it to stir up imagery of delectable dishes and enticing aromas. No matter what you’re serving for dinner, it will look and taste even better with a dash of red!

Kitchen


Did you spend a lot of time in the kitchen with your mom or grandmother when you were growing up? Those happy memories might give you inspiration for your kitchen color. If your family home had a sunny yellow kitchen, it could be the right color for you and your family. If you can’t remember a kitchen color from the past, neutral colors like light gray or white will give your food prep area a crisp, clean appearance. They look fabulous with dark countertops and stainless appliances.

Exercise Room


If you like to start your day with an invigorating workout, you’re exercise room color should be highly motivating. Hot colors such as red and orange help you wake up and move. The downside is they can make you feel overheated. Try using electric colors like lime green, neon yellow or vibrant fuchsia to get your blood pumping without the added heat.

Bathroom


Whites and neutral colors were once the favorite colors for bathrooms. In many homes they still are, but now colors of the sea are particularly popular to create a spa-like environment. These fresh colors are the perfect choice if you like a luxurious soak in the tub. Ocean-inspired colors like sea glass green, tidal pool blue or sandy beige are not only relaxing, they also put you in a very flattering light. Tiny powder rooms are a completely different story. They are known as the jewel box of the home. These diminutive spaces can easily carry off intense hues, such as rich teal, metallic gold and deep aubergine.

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