Our homes are where we ideally spend most of our time relaxing in. Work stress and other daily stressors wear us down and make us yearn for a tranquil environment. That’s why it’s essential to effectively utilize color psychology to design spaces catering to our different moods and needs.
Your home is the first place that deserves some cool colors.
Curious to know which colors to choose and which ones to drop? These tips will help you create some trendy color combinations.
Use Warm and Cool Colors Wisely
Warm colors such as oranges and reds create the illusion of warmth, as opposed to cooler colors such as blue or green which convey a drop in temperature. In retail spaces, this perception of temperature can be effectively harnessed by painting entryways in warm colors to make the house appear welcoming to guests.
You can also give a splash of warm colors while painting your dining room to stimulate conversation and social activity.
Cool colors such as white or blue are ideal for bathrooms and bedrooms. These are where people intend to relax and sleep, so cooler colors are more conducive to the activities intended.
While choosing a variety of colors, it’s wise to remember that warm and cool colors should never be mixed as they’re at opposite ends of the color spectrum. Rooms and hallways should therefore be painted wisely, or furnished with items to optimize the impact of the color selected.
Avoid Using Red
Psychological studies have shown that the color red compels people to act impulsively. That’s why red cars are more costly to insure than those of other colors. Home offices can be painted in slightly warmer colors, but it’s best to avoid red at all costs. Inevitably, it induces rash behaviour in people, and isn’t a suitable choice for any room within a house.
Cultivate a Garden Patch
Greenery is considered to be soothing for the mind. Chlorophyll (the green pigment found in plants) has that exact effect upon us visually. Gardening isn’t only therapeutic, growing Bee Balm plants and a variety of seasonal flowers is bound to freshen the mind. Besides, the sight of foliage helps induce relaxation.
If you’re coming back home from work, it’s a great idea to relax in the lawn as it’s an idyllic retreat to help one unwind after a hard day.
Use the 80/20 Rule
People often make the mistake of painting a certain room or wall in a bright garish color that is startling to the eyes and grossly unappealing. Many of Dallas’ new residents would certainly want to abide by the 80/20 rule when painting their abode.
You can mix 80% of neutral colors such as white, grey or brown with brighter pops of color to create a brightening effect. This not only makes a home pleasing to the eye, but also adds to the minimalist effect – something highly required for smaller spaces.
This 80/20 rule is effectively used to draw attention to certain text or objects in advertising, and we recommend using it to achieve the same effect in your homes.
Use Adequate Lighting
Lighting is crucial for the illumination of objects and allows colors used to truly meet the eye. At least three points of light are considered to be enough to make a room look well-lit and aesthetically pleasant. A good way to start is to take out white incandescent lights and replace them with LEDs.
Similarly, color depth and subtlety is of great importance when it comes to optimizing lighting for the home. Deeper colors convey a sense of richness. Such colors also help eliminate the dull and tatty look that worn-out rugs or objects seem to exude.
In all, color psychology can be utilized in a number of wonderful ways to bring warmth and comfort to the interior of your home. By keeping the basics in mind, you can easily heighten the visual appeal of your home simultaneously.
May 28, 2018