What if the color on the walls around you had such a strong effect on your mood they could make or break your day. Changing you from feeling productive to lethargic or from peaceful to edgy. Room color has a huge subliminal influence on our thoughts, extending even to the shade and can cause a strong reaction. When it’s time to move into a new space or if you’re feeling like creating a new vibe in your home, choose wisely–it could make a world of difference.
According to the site Fresh Home, “Colors behave in three basic ways : active, passive, and neutral. You can easily match every room’s colors to your personal desires, to your taste and to the room’s purpose. Light colors are expansive and airy, making rooms seem larger and brighter. Dark colors are sophisticated and warm; they give large rooms a more intimate appearance.”
For some, before you think about color, the go-to place are-neutrals like black, gray, white, and brown. If you’re not a bold color person, a great place to begin is by adding just a bit of color to start the ball rolling. Interior design experts believe in adding pops of color at the very least.
Ok…if you’re brave, let’s talk about potential color ideas for various rooms.
Red-in Feng Shui activates energy. It’s great for a kitchen or living room–stimulating conversation and appetite.
Yellow–is the color most able to cause someone to lose their temper. Babies also seem to cry more in a yellow room. In large amounts, this color tends to create feelings of frustration and anger in people. Conversely, yellow is great in bathrooms or kitchens.
Blue is calming, relaxing and serene, and it is often recommended for bedrooms. But green is considered the most restful for the eye.
Orange if you’ve just started a new business or you’re launching one from home. Offering a lot of yang energy, orange has great significance in the Feng Shui practice as it strengthens concentration and is used to give you a sense of purpose and greater organization.
Ultimately, the colors we use on the walls (don’t forget the ceilings as well), give off a kind of message of intention.