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Color Me Happy: How The color You Choose Affects the Mood of Your Home

Do you find yourself feeling tranquil on your nature walk? That's the green doing its magic. Notice how your spa is painted a lavender shade of purple? That's because purple is known to calm the nerves, which is perfect for your relaxing massage!

Colors can either be active, passive, or neutral, with each of those categories working in different ways to subtly alter your feelings and mood. So, what mood do you want to achieve in your living room, bedroom, and kitchen? 

Here's how you can incorporate the psychology of color in your home to create just the right atmosphere for each room!

Red

The energy that this color gives the room is more vibrant and active than that given by any other color. Red is an intense hue, known to pump your adrenaline, raise blood pressure, and make your breathing faster. 

Use this color to create conversational vibes and raise the general level of energy in the room. A red wall in your living room or dining room is perfect for bringing family and friends together and making conversations flow! 

Yellow

The happiest color there ever was brings in warmth, sunshine, and joy into your home. Bright shades of yellow are ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, and dining rooms, as they bring in uplifting energies and a welcoming feeling. 

Similarly to red, yellow should be avoided as the primary color in the room as it is also a stimulating hue that may cause some people to lose their temper more often. 

Avoid using yellow as the main color in your baby's room, as studies have shown that the color causes babies to cry more! 

Touches of yellow will invite a healing energy into the body though, so find the right color balance and go forth with adding a touch of yellow to your home! 

Blue

Depending on the shade you choose, blue can either invite a sense of relaxation, lowered blood pressure, slow breathing, and a slower heart rate, or it can turn the room into a cold and unapproachable space. 

Opt for soft blues like periwinkle or brighter shades like turquoise for a relaxed atmosphere in your bedroom or kitchen. Avoid using a darker blue as the main color in any room, which evokes a feeling of sadness, as well as pastel blues, as they make the room feel cold and unfriendly.

Green

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The color of leaves, grass, and nature is, unsurprisingly, also the color that brings forth a feeling of wholesome health, freshness, and cheerfulness. 

Green in your living area is the ideal balance between cool and comfortable, inviting you to unwind while also inducing a feeling of familial connection. 

Green is also the color of fertility, which makes it a great shade for the bedroom. 

Purple

Purple can have two different effects on a room, both of which are positive! 

Go for light purples and lavender shades to benefit from the color's relaxing, restful vibe. Alternatively, you could opt for richer, deeper shades of purple like eggplant to induce a feeling of luxury, drama, and sophistication. 

The two shades are interchangeable, both of which working perfectly in bedrooms and living areas.

Orange

Orange is made by combining red and yellow, two of the most energetic colors on the color wheel, which explains why orange induces action, excitement, and loud conversations. 

While this is probably not the ideal color for a bedroom, it is perfect for rooms that usually have a lot of physical activities in it, like the children's playroom or an at-home gym. 

Neutrals

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This color subgroup includes whites, beiges, browns, grays and black, which often find their ways into every room. 

While they may be in the same subgroup, the effects of darker colors like blacks and grays are the complete opposite of lighter shades of white and beige. 

Black can have a grounding effect if used in moderation and adds a certain sense of grandeur if used as the main ingredient in the room's color scheme. On the other hand, white invites a sense of peace, tranquility, and cleanliness, just look at the Scandinavian style!

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