Colour can have a massive effect on our world, it can even have an impact on our physical body as well as our emotional states.
This will change the way we feel in rooms within our homes,kitchens,bedrooms, living rooms, office areas, even our workplaces it will have an effect on our moods.
For example…. if you think about any child orientated area you will most likely find
many bright colours being used on the walls and furniture.
That is because the brighter colours stimulate brain function and make learning more fun.
Colour plays a large part in our relaxation too.
Different colours will most certainly create a positive or negative ‘vibe’.
Walk into a room that is painted dark blue and then walk into a bright yellow
room and you will find a noticable shift in feeling.
Scientists have found that colour isn’t just used to lighten a room—it is actually mood altering.
If we are to consider that more and more of our illnesses are the result of stress, relaxation plays a huge role in disease prevention.
The effects of colours can be drastic!
Some universal and general associations with the basics of colours :
Tranquil blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals, it is often used in bedrooms.
It is believed that blue slows metabolic activity.
Blue can also be cold and depressing and in certain shades can be pain relieving.
People create more productivity in blue rooms. Blue enhances clear thinking,
diligence and organization.
This is currently a popular decorating colour and as mentioned in my previous blog
looks fantastic with oak furniture.
Green symbolizes nature and is the universal healing colour.
It is the easiest tone on the eye and can promote calmness.
Hospitals often use green because will relax patients.
The most emotional and intense colour, red stimulates the heart to beat faster and
increases metabolic activity.
It is the colour of love.
Red is often used as an accent colour in decorating, either a sofa or chair being in red with
more neutral colours as the main wall area.
Red is a colour to attract attention or self-motivate yourself.
The red of this exit looks so dramatic!
Cheerful, sunny yellow is an attention getter.
While it is considered an optimistic colour, most people lose their tempers more often
in yellow rooms, and babies will cry more.
Why? Yellow is the most difficult colour for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering
if overused. Yellow enhances concentration and speeds metabolism.
Communication, observation and analysis are also some attributes of yellow.
Black is the colour of authority and power. Black also implies submission.
Priests wear black to signify submission to God. The qualities of black include
self-sufficiency, individualism and protection.
White is associated with light. As such, it is often linked to goodness, innocence
and purity. It is also considered to be the colour of perfection.
When used with intention, white can represent a successful beginning.
In my opinion a white room waiting for some colour!
Purple has long been associated with royalty. It strongly symbolizes power, nobility,
luxury and ambition.
It conveys wealth and sometimes hints at extravagance.
Purple is also associated with wisdom, dignity and independence.
It is a powerful colour in enhancing creativity, mystery and magic.
It can alter your mood and in some cases actually improve well being.
Before you paint, take some time to think about the colours you are using.