Colors And Mood: How To Add Splashes of Color To Any Room

There is a lot of research that has been done on colors and how they affect our moods. Interestingly enough, that also should play a role in how we are decorating our homes. Here is a quick and easy guide for you to check out when trying to figure out the colors you want for a specific room.

Reds

Red is probably one of the most interesting colors to look at in terms of decorating because you have to be very careful of the shade of red that you are using. The energy level in a room is raised due to the presence of red, and many times it helps to create conversation and community. But if you go into the crimson side of the red spectrum, it can actually have a negative effect and cause irritation and anger.

Best used in: Living room, den, and dining room.

Yellows

Yellow reminds you of sunshine and happiness, right? The issue with yellow is, after a while, it gets to be too much. It’s actually recommended to use it alongside other colors (like blues and purples, which can help mute it) and not on its own unless it’s somewhere you don’t spend a lot of time in.

Best used in: Bathroom and kitchen; living room or den if used alongside another color.

Oranges

Oranges are interesting because like yellows and reds, they create a lot of energy and happiness. But oranges are even more intense due to being a combination of yellows and reds. Many people will recommend not even trying to decorate with orange as a primary color, unless its presence is muted by another color.

Best used in: Exercise rooms.

Blues and Greens

Blues and greens have very similar effects on people. They, in general, have calming effects that have been known to have health benefits such as lowering blood pressure and anxiety. If you go more toward greens, it can bring people together and create a “homey” feel.

Best used in: Living areas, dining areas, and bedrooms.

Purples

Purples have been used for thousands of years as a sign of royalty and elegance, and it will create that feel in your home if you use the darker purples. Lighter hues of purple will, instead, act like blues do and create peace and calm.

Best used in: Living areas and bathrooms (darker hues); bedrooms (lighter hues).

As you can see, varying colors can really make a difference in how you feel about a room. If you feel awkward or out of place in a particular room, it may be due to the use of a particular color in that room. Consider this information when you are choosing the colors in your home.

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