The world wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t for the rainbow of colours that illustrates our environment. For example, nothing grabs our attention more like a bright red stop sign. You can also think about how delicious an orange looks when it lives up to its name as it ripens on a tree. In addition, the sun’s glowing yellow tone allows our days to become just that much more enjoyable.
We do not live in a black and white universe and the odds are that your home’s interior is the same. If you ask any professional interior designer, they will often say that the first step in decorating a specific room in your house is to first pick a colour scheme. By picking a colour to paint on your walls, you can then proceed to continue decorating that room based around the colour scheme, being more time efficient and idea wise. Also, by painting a certain room a particular colour, you are making a statement about the purpose of that room and, more importantly, a statement about how you are as an individual.
It might be a surprise to many people to learn that the colour of a room can have a profound effect on how you feel and act within that particular room. However, this is not a new thing, various theories have been researched on the psychological effect that colours have on our behaviours.
The ancient Egyptians, used early forms of chromotherapy to heal illnesses. Chromotherapy is, in fact, still used to this day as people believe that certain colours can elevate or dampen your mood. In addition, the ancient Chinese believed that every person radiated their own, unique aura; which is a certain colour that expresses their personality. Therefore, the colours that you choose when you engage in interior designing is very important to your physical and mental well-being and, as a result, some colours are better suited for certain rooms over other colours.
COLOURS AND EMOTIONS
If you’re angry, someone might describe you as red with anger, but this colour has many other meanings as well. Emotions that are associated with red include romance, anger, authority and competitiveness. Since these emotions are on the stronger side, it’s recommended that if you choose to have a red coloured themed room, that you only paint one wall red, in order to not overwhelm the inhabitants of the room. Red is a popular colour to have in a bedroom.
Like the fruit that shares the same name, orange is a colour with a juicy meaning associated with it. Emotions that are associated with orange include warmth and leadership. Orange can be a great colour to add to your kitchen area for these reasons.
There’s a reason why happy people are called “little miss sunshine” and it can be credited to this colour. Emotions that are associated with yellow include happiness and optimism. Yellow is a great colour to have in a kitchen or washroom as a bright shade can be associated with terms of cleanliness and can brighten up a room as well.
Do you have a green thumb when it comes to planting? Aspects that are associated with green include energy and the natural world but also with greed and envy. Therefore, the colour green is often left to be the main palate for garden areas in order to increase the connection to the great outdoors.
If your sad, you might be feeling blue, and there’s a reason for that. Although emotions that are associated with blue include sadness, this colour can also make a person feel calm, cool and collected. This is why blue is often used as an interior paint colour for washrooms and bedrooms as it radiates a sense of calmness which is often needed in these rooms.
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