color effects

February 18, 2018

Have you ever been curious about what colors to add into your new space?

Have you ever wanted to liven up an old space to add a sense of balance to it?

Have you ever wondered how color can affect your mood? Well you’ve come to the perfect place! 

Color plays a huge role in simply expressing your feelings, emotions, and energy without the use of language. Color psychology is a way to determine the different characteristics associated with every color there is out there. Even though everyone’s perception of color is different, it has been found that colors opposite each other can create a harmonious balance within your space. So keep in mind that while designing your spaces, the inverse is also true, and poor choices of color can negatively impact your mood as well. 

 

Lets jump into what each color means and how you can balance it: 

 

 

**Note: warm colors such as red, yellow, and orange, can open up a variety of emotions, ranging from comfort and warmth to hostility and anger. while cool colors like green, blue, and purple, can open up feelings like calmness or even sadness.

 

  • Red - go-getting color which represents enthusiasm, dynamism and passion. Its darker side indicates anger.

  • Blue -  can be lacking in ambition, perhaps a bit cold but it is also loyal, trustworthy and peaceful.

  • Orange - another color with a flipside – part optimistic and outgoing, part lacking depth and integrity.

  • Purple - for the imaginative and creative but can comparatively indicate a lack of maturity and sense.

  • Pink -  a caring color, can be frivolous, but is also thoughtful and kind.

  • Grey - as a transitional color, a midpoint between stronger shades, associated with lacking in emotion and impartiality.

  • Gold - an easy one to categorize – opulent, successful, the number one. Elegant and extravagant too.

  • Silver - an adaptable color, it has an air of mystery and is also much attuned to the planets and the tides

  • Whitethe color with the simplest meaning of all. It is purity, perfection, and innocence.

  • Black - everything white is not. dark, hidden, and complex.

  • Brown -  represents a sense of calm and warm belonging and is without any prevention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, as you can see there’s different meanings behind the colors you choose the occupy your spaces with. Social spaces such as the living and dining rooms can be filled with warm and vibrant colors. Public spaces like hallways and landings can either be filled with transitional colors or serene color choices. Private areas like the bedroom you’d genuinely want to use simple colors, but it’s not limited to just that. Your bedroom is a place that you end your days with. So of course make sure that it is complimentary to how you would want to feel at the end of the day. Functional spaces like the kitchen and bathroom varies on the way the lighting might be in those spaces. The lighting can either make it seem very welcoming or extremely closed off and boring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s millions of ways to play with how you choose to use color theories to express your spaces. It’s always up to you to be mindful of your mental health while in the process. Encourage yourself to choose colors that will uplift your mood, ignite your energy, inspire your creativity, and that probe you into ascension throughout your life.

 

 

Most importantly: have fun while doing so. This is always important, because by infusing your space with your own joy, you allow that energy to resonate within that space. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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