A quick and easy way to update any room in your house is to give a fresh coat of paint or add pops of color with your accessories. Choosing the right color palette is the secret to making a room look well planned and cohesive. The colors you choose are your personal choice and should show off your personality. Color is a very powerful tool because it can affect your mood , change the perspective of the room, or even define the rooms theme. The number one rule when choosing a color is to choose a color that makes you feel good. ”Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions”. – Pablo Picasso. You should ask yourself “does this color make me happy, sad, calm, energized?” This philosophy is called color psychology. The key to using this philosophy is to use the right colors together to set the mood your wanting.
Blue provides peaceful, tranquil, secure, and orderly feelings. On the other hand it can also create feelings of sadness or coldness. Blues have been associated with eating less because blue is not a common color in foods and when it is it usually means its spoiled or rotten. Blues are a good color for baby rooms and offices because they provide feelings of calmness or serenity.
Green is a natural color that symbolizes earth and nature. Green denotes feelings of good fortune, health, tranquility, and even jealousy. Green has also been found to improve reading ability and is thought of as a symbol of fertility. Green is a great color for any room your wanting to be calming such as a baby’s room, living room, or den.
Red is a powerful color, it can cause very strong emotions. Red has many associations such as love, anger, excitement, and intensity. Due to the fact that red symbolizes love it maybe good in a bedroom but it would best be used as a secondary color or as an accent color due to the intense emotions red can cause.
Yellow is a bright, playful and warm color. Even though yellow is thought of as a cheerful color, due to its high intensity, it should not be used in baby rooms or offices because it can create feelings of frustration or anger. Use yellow in a room you want to brighten up, because yellow reflects high amounts of light. Yellow is another color that should be used as a accent due to its high intensity. Yellow is a great color for kitchens because it has been associated with increased metabolisms and it is often a gathering area which is great for yellows playful nature.