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Wellness and Color

It should come as no surprise that color can have a strong impact on the mood of a room and how it makes you feel. Color is difficult to discuss as it is largely a matter of personal taste.

Color is an essential ingredient in our environment. It communicates emotion, creates mood, and affects your energy. Color has an emotional impact that can delight you or distress you.  It is almost impossible to separate the seeing of color from the “feeling of color” because so much of what you see is based on what you feel.  

Colors evoke both pleasant and unpleasant emotions. Your reaction to a particular color will be influenced by your personal experiences.

Certain colors will remind you of certain people and events.

You may associate colors with certain scents.

The different colors that are used in interior design can really effect the environment and can either overstimulate or under stimulate your space.  Lighter colors are considered to be airy and can make rooms feel larger and even brighter.

Darker colors are considered to be more refined and make rooms feel more intimate and warmer.

There are some color groups that are more or less generally accepted: and this will help make it easier when deciding what hues to use with your décor.

Neutrals are black, gray, white and brown. These colors can establish a balance when using passive and active colors.

Active colors like yellow and pink are bright and can excite the mind along with boost creativity.

Passive colors like blue and green are cool and can calm the mind and help with mental focus.

Color is like a magic wand.  We have the ability to:

  1. Make a room look larger

  2. Evoke a particular period

  3. change the proportion of a room

  4. Lighten a dark room

  5. Help create a certain mood

  6. Make a room feel “cool” or “warm”

  7. Link different objects and areas in a house.

Use it wisely, people!

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