Ever heard of color psychology? The colors that surround you can greatly impact the way you feel in a particular space. Consider the color schemes in each room of your house. How do you feel when you are in each of these room? Let’s look at this room-by-room analysis to determine the best colors for each.
Have you ever thought about why fast food restaurants decorate with warm colors, like red, yellow and orange? Orange will make you feel hungry, while blue suppresses the appetite. So which color do you choose to decorate your kitchen and dining room? If you want to give your family a hearty appetite, paint the dining room walls orange–something rich and classy, not blaze orange. Trying to lose weight? Buy new blue dishes in an effort to eat smaller portions.
The living room can be tricky, but you don’t have to follow a particular color scheme in this room. It all depends on your personal style. Typically, the living room is best decorated in neutral, muted hues. If you choose green, for example, keep it earthy and throw in a couple plants for good measure. Remember, this is a room that is used by many different people, so stay away from anything that is too “trendy”.
Personally, I love decorating bathrooms in cool, refreshing colors. Blue is a popular choice for a spa-like bathroom experience. You will never go wrong with white accents. However, remember that warm hues are much more flattering. A soft pink on the bathroom walls will reflect onto your skin to cast a healthy glow onto your complexion, which can promote a higher self-esteem.
The bedroom is your own personal space, so decorate it however you like. But remember, it is primarily the place where you sleep, so the colors you choose should promote sleep. Ideally, you should choose colors that help you relax. For some, that may be neutral hues and others may prefer more color to reflect their personalities, whether that color would be warm or cool.
In an office, a person needs to be able to concentrate well. The ideal color scheme for this room is neutral: beige, tan, gray, brown and so on. This doesn’t mean you cannot use any color in the office. Choose colors that inspire you, and use them as accents. Blue and green inspire some, being the colors of the ocean, and others may prefer something brighter, like red. Use your chosen accent color in artwork and other decorative accents.
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