Home improvement is key and it is generally anything that can help make your home feel more relaxing and comfortable to live in. There are of course several factors that need to be considered with regards to home improvement. However, while you are caught up in all the improvements you should and can make to your home, do not forget about colour. Scientifically, it has been proven that colours can indeed have a psychological impact on us. And the exact kind of impact will vary with each colour. Therefore, colour is an important tool that can be used to alter or control our emotions and state of mind. So, while picking colours for your home, be sure that they are in tune with what you hope to achieve. Randomly picking colours for the fun of it can work in the reverse of your actual intention. By understanding the psychological implication of different colours, you can make well informed colour choices for your home and rooms. |
Red Red is a colour that is commonly associated with hunger stimulation, headaches, stress and excitement. Which is why red is usually the better option for your kitchen or dinning room. Red is a good colour to paint your gym if you have one, since it tends to induce excitement. On the flipside, you should avoid painting your bedrooms red if you want to get any sleep.
White White is code for cleanliness and chastity. It is no coincidence why bathrooms and kitchens are often painted white. White can also portray a clean and sterile environment. White also help other colours stand out. So, smart blending with other colours can add beauty to a space.
Blue Blue oozes an aura of comfort, calm and peace. Blue is a great colour choice for office/study rooms, bathrooms, living room or your bedroom. The colour blue is also said to increase focus, lower heart rate and increase productivity. Conversely, avoid painting your dinning room or kitchen blue since it can decrease appetites.
Brown Brown is commonly associated with warmth. Brown, which is a dark colour, can make a space feel inviting, cozy and homey. Brown is a great colour choice for your living room, kitchen and dining room. An admirable way to introduce the colour brown is through dark furniture or floor patterns. On the contrary, avoid brown in bathrooms.
Green Healing, peacefulness and tranquility – these are some of the things that green stands for, making it a great choice for the bedroom and living room. Green also blends in well with other colours, and you can always tweak its shade for a lighter or stronger feel.
Yellow Yellow is linked with inducing metabolism and thinking. Lighter shades of yellow are great for your bathroom and living room. Avoid painting your bedroom yellow, as it can be overly stimulating. Yellow can also be used to brighten a room.
Black Black is one of the strongest colours you can introduce into your home. It can portray both a depressing and sleek feel, depending on how it is used. Black should be used tactfully. Too much of it can ruin the beauty of your home.
Purple Purple is associated with creativity and royalty. However, the colour is also known to create a relaxing and calming feel. Purple is a great choice for offices and living rooms.
So, put some serious thought into your colour choices. Consider how you will use each room in your home and choose wisely.
Steve Haney is the owner/operator of Whiskey Jack Painters an Alma, ON Canada based painting company. Steve can be reached through the company website www.WhiskeyJackPainters.COM
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