The colours of the rooms in your home are a direct reflection of your personality. While most of us may not spend a lot of time thinking about room colour, it affects us every day. Room colour can influence our moods and our thoughts. Colour affects people in many ways, depending on age, gender, ethnic background and climate. Certain colours (or groups of colours) tend to get a similar reaction from most people; the variations come from the shades or tones used. This is why it’s so important to choose colours wisely when it comes to decorating.
Colours are ubiquitous in nature and they do create mood for people residing inside a particular apartment or home. For example we can take the example of colour red, the most emotionally intense colour; red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. The most romantic colour, pink, is more tranquillising. Currently the most popular decorating colour, green symbolises nature. It is the easiest colour on the eye and can improve vision. It is a calming, refreshing colour. People waiting to appear on TV sit in “green rooms” to relax. Hospitals often use green because it relaxes patients. These are just a few of the examples where we get to know about the prominence and significance of colours.
Apart from this the fact that colour psychology is a proven study where it is established that colours do affect your mood and behaviour isn’t bluff. Every colour has a certain mood and psychological effect. Whether you want to add energy to your dreary kitchen or channel more creativity into your work-space colouring the walls is the best option available to you.
We all have natural reactions to colour—a clear blue sky can make you feel more peaceful; a bunch of daffodils, more optimistic. So it’s no surprise that the colours in your home can have an impact on your mood, too. It might be easier for you to understand with an example, say the colour yellow, Yellow is the epitome of cheery energy and positivity. It’s an extreme attention grabber, so put it someplace you want to make a statement — say the entryway or front door perhaps.
Now the choice of appeal towards colours can vary from person to person. Some might find a particular more aesthetically pleasing than the other person. On the other hand it is universally accepted that colours have an extraordinary ability to influence mood, emotions, and perceptions; take on cultural and personal meaning; and attract attention, both consciously and subconsciously.