Color Psychology: How color can change your life.

I am a firm believer that how you feel in your home has a direct influence on your relationships within your home and therefore influences who you are out in the world. So if you have plans to live in a space for a year or more, it's really important to get your living environment to a place where it does not interfere with your life.

Although one of the easiest things to change, Color is also one of the most important, and why I start EVERY new project with a "Color Test" and a few key questions:

1. What's the purpose of the space?
2. How do you want to feel when you are in this space?
3. What about the space is NOT working for you now?

Color is the most powerful tool a designer has to change the way a space feels, and the right color has the potential to answer all three of those questions.  Color can evoke a mood or feeling; spur one to action or allow you to rest. Color changes everything!

Red and Orange stimulate the appetite and causes us to linger, hence the interiors of so many restaurants. Conversely, if you are looking to shed a few pounds, consider painting your kitchen blue as it acts as an appetite suppressant.

Here's a quick guide to how color can effect the way you feel in your space:

Red: creates warmth, drama, stimulates the body, can make you more productive physically.

Blue: certain shades stimulate the mind making it a good choice for an office. But other shades or tones of blue can make a space feel sleepy, calm, tranquil and fresh, representing strength and dependability which makes blue a perfect color for a bedroom.  

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Yellow: stimulates the nervous system and promotes creativity. In fact, it's been said to be THE best color for a creative office because it also promotes happiness and stimulates the memory. However, it's also hardest color for the eyes to process so go easy on it.

Green: promotes balance and represents growth and renewal. It can also be soothing. It's the easiest color for the eye to see and is very calming to the senses and thought to relieve stress because it's the  the color of nature.

Color can work for you or against you depending on your space and your color sensitivity. And don't think that white is not a color, because it certainly is (more on that later).
Color is the easiest and relatively cheapest thing to change in your space.

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