Can the Color of Your Walls Make You Happier?
Choosing the right colors for your home can be a fun and creative way to create beautiful spaces in your home. Above and beyond the question “do you like this color” experts say, we may want to ask an even better question; “how do you want to feel?”
- Creative, Happy and Youthful: Orange has been known to expand one’s thinking and is the color of laughter and celebration. It can also reduce self-consciousness and allow you to express yourself with confidence. It can also evoke feelings of youthfulness. Note: The use of yellow + orange has been said to be a color recipe for true happiness.
- Efficient and Organized: If your office is feeling unorganized, you may want to try implementing deep blues. They tend to promote efficiency and order (Bonus: Above and using dark blue on your walls, you can also wear dark blue when you need to make a decision).
- Peaceful and Calm: Light blue provides us with a sense of peace and calm and promotes a tranquil atmosphere. Light blue has been know to ease tension and bring harmony into the home. Pink can also be used to create tranquility and is a great color to implement into a meditation room. Aloe (which happens to be the 2013 Color of the Year) “can bring the relaxing sense of a spa to walls and décor or pair it with blacks, whites or grays for that retro feel. Aloe soothes souls and brings an unexpected harmony to any area.”
- Balanced and Prosperous: Green is the color synonymous with nature, growth and new beginnings. According to Feng shui principles, “Green color is very nourishing to your health, as it balances the whole body by bringing healing Feng Shui vibrations from nature.”
- Energized: Bright red is a pretty powerful one and can be a stimulant. One thing to note about red, a little may be all you need. Note: Red, as powerful and self-confidence building as it is, should be used with care; too much red can make you feel overly excited or agitated. (via Design & Architecture).
- Focused: Yellow increases your focus. It is known for enhancing intelligence and mental agility. It can help stimulate conversation and clarify thoughts.
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