CHOOSE COLOR

How to choose color?

All of us react to color. Objects in the natural world send messages to our brain via colors. Whether it is a blue sky or a cloudy white sky, a green grass field or a brown sandy beach, color evokes a psychological response. Colors can be used to signal action, influence mood, and cause physiological reactions. How do I choose a color?

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Color Psychology in interior Design

Colors really never existed. Color is the effect of electromagnetic waves registered by our braines and eyes. Colors play a very important role in our daily lives and we simply cannot live without them. Colors creates feeling and moods utilize wisely by designers and home owners, colors can set an appropriate atmosphere in a given space.

Color is an element of light. Different colors create different moods in your home by communicating diverse feelings such as excitement, passion, serenity or mystery. By understanding color theory in interiour design you can create just the right mood you are looking for. It is important to note that each color impacts on different people differently. Many factors can influence these including one’s age, race, culture as well as life experiences. However, people will always repond to color-no matter what. In general, following colors create following psychology effects in the home:

RED is the color of fire, passion, love, danger and strength. This color Stimulates and excites an area. It can be warm and inviting and can make you feel energetic.


Tip: Use red color to accent a wall or area of a room

GREEN is the color of nature. Green symbolizes hope, good luck and abundance. Green is a cool friendly color that mixes well with others.


Tip: Green usually looks good with white and can be used in living rooms, bedrooms and offices.

ORANGE is a color to replace the aggresive impact of color red. Orange is a fun, energetic color ideal for spaces that promotes work and activity. Color orange symbolizes courage and hospitality. It also makes you feel adventorous and friendly.

PURPLE is the color of dignity and royalty. Purple color works well with other colors. You can pair it up with Jewel tones, Complementary hues like biege, yellow and pink.


Tip: Purple is usually used in Girl’s rooms

Yellow according to Interior Design Color Psychology, yellow is the color of warmth, wisdom, prosperity, sympathy and cowardice. This color can make your room look cheerful, friendlym and airy.


Tip: Avoid using yellow in kitchen because often times couples fight in yellow kitchens.

BLACK is the color often associated with evil, mourning and death. However black also means wisdom, intelligence and power. In theory black should be used in small amounts with contrasting or complementary colors. When used right black color can add depth and timeless elegance.

BLUE color is widely used in bedrooms because it instills a sense of serenity and peace. The color blue represents cool, quiet and formality.


Tip: It is best use with white or light hues. Avoid using too much blue because it can create a depressing or down feeling.

WHITE is the color of faith, innocence and youthfullness. White color is widely used for it makes a small room bigger, fresher, and livelier.