Do you want a home office that boosts productivity and a bedroom that instills a calm, soothing feeling? Color psychology is the study of how colors affect behaviors and is something that should be relevant when choosing a wall color.
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Blue is commonly associated with serenity which creates a tranquil, dependable space. However, color psychologist Angela Wright has found that despite relaxing feelings, blue can also stimulate the mind. This is often why different blue hues are used for bedrooms, bathrooms, and home offices. In fact, a University of Texas Study proved that people are more productive in blue rooms. Keep that in mind if you work from home!
Red is an intense color and if used correctly can raise a room’s energy level. It can be utilized in entryways, living rooms, and dining areas. Interestingly, red can speed up blood flow and increase appetite, so the kitchen may be a great place to include some shades of this powerful color.
Frequently found in nature, green has a calming effect and is known to lower stress levels. This restful effect makes green a great addition to any bedroom, living room, or office. Additionally, since we are so used to seeing shades of green, it’s considered to be a good wall color that is noticeable but not distracting and won’t cause eye fatigue.
Attention grabbing and stimulating, yellow is great for creativity and collaborating. Its intensity works best in small doses like wall accents in living rooms, dining rooms, and workspaces. It communicates happiness and in Dr. Wright’s Color Affects System she notes that self-esteem and optimism can also be lifted with a moderate touch of yellow.
Brown, gray, black, and white can often be found in many homes because of their timeless effects. Brown and gray bring warmth to a room while also adding touches of sophistication and elegance. On the other hand, black and white both expand the size of a room and give it depth.
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