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Paint Colour Psychology

June 18, 2013

brighten up your room with colour

 

 

Colour has the power to change the shape and size of furnishings as well as the shape and size of the room itself. Express yourself and add a little colour to your rooms. In your home, a simple change of throw pillows or a freshly painted wall can change the way you feel.

 

Here are 3 tips before decorating your home:

1. Take a minute to decide what type of mood you want to create for each room.

2. Choose your fabric, furnishing, tile and carpeting before the colour of paint.

3. Use no more than 3 colours per room, to many colours can make the room look busy and cluttered.

reVISION looks into each colour and identifies the type of mood it plays. You can match any colour to express your personality and rooms purpose.

RED – This color effects the physical part of us. It can stimulate courage, strength, warmth, excitement and energy. This bold color is most useful in the living room or dining room, red draws people together and stimulates conversation. In an entryway, it creates a strong first impression.

ORANGE –  This color can make us more comfortable, stimulate hunger, give us warmth, make us feel secure, stimulate our passion and make us think or fun. This powerful color is best used in an exercise room. It will bring out all the emotions that you need released during your fitness routine.

YELLOW – This brings out the emotional side of us.  It can result in optimism, confidence, higher self esteem emotional strength, friendliness and creativity. If only it was a pill. It is perfect for kitchens, dining rooms, and bathrooms, where happy colors are energizing and uplifting. In halls, entries, and small spaces, yellow can feel expansive and welcoming.

GREEN – Represents balance. It evokes feelings of harmony, balance, refreshment, universal love, rest, restoration, reassurance, environmental awareness, equilibrium, and peace. In the kitchen, green cools things down; in a family room or living room, it encourages unwinding but has enough warmth to promote comfort and togetherness.

BLUE – Represents the Intellectual. Blue stimulates intelligence, communication, trust, efficiency, serenity, duty, logic, coolness, reflection, and calm. Blue is the perfect color for bedrooms and bathrooms.

Purple – Rich, dramatic and sophisticated. It is associated with luxury as well as creativity, and as an accent or secondary color, it gives a scheme depth. Lighter versions of purple, such as lavender and lilac, bring the same restful quality to bedrooms as blue does, but without the risk of feeling chilly.

PINK –  Physical tranquillity, nurture, warmth, femininity, love, sexuality, survival of the species. Perfect for your baby girls room.

Neutrals –  (black, grey, white, and brown) are basic to the decorator’s tool kit. All neutral schemes fall in and out of fashion, but their virtue lies in their flexibility: Add color to liven things up; subtract it to calm things down. Black is best used in small doses as an accent. Indeed, some experts maintain that every room needs a touch of black to ground the color scheme and give it depth.

Decorate your home to match your personality, throw in some colour, give each room a different mood.

For more design ideas check out “Design Tricks to Freshen up your Home”

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