Learn How Color Can Change The Feel Of Any Room

As you grew up you developed your own favourite color. Over the years you had a tendency to choose items specifically with that color in mind. The very same is true f interior designers and decorators all over the world - they all tend to have their own favourite colors too. Despite the fact that we all have our own favourite colors have you ever stopped to consider what impact different colors have on different rooms within your house? You most likely haven't and that puts you in the same grouping as 90% of DIY and professional decorators all over the world.

There are those who delieve that color choice has no impact on how a room feels. We rely on our sight most heavily for our basic perceptions of the world around us. Color plays more of a part in our lives than most people realize. We can even associate color with certain thoughts and feelings. For instance ask a person what emotion they associate with the color red and more often than not people will say anger. Then you need to take into account international takes on color. Red is a color associated with danger in most countries but in certain parts of the world red is actually considered a very lucky color.

The Impact Of Different Colors

So let's have a look at the different colors and what they can mean to your decorating efforts. Having a solid understanding of the impact of color is critical to the overall success of your room and how well it "feels" after your work is done.

White Considered the color of purity for thousands of years it is also associated with sterile environments. This is why it's used so often in both hospitals and bathrooms. White can, however, be used in almost any room to "join" two other colors together so don't discount white from your color choices. Just be careful to not use too much white in any single room as it can make the room feel a bit cold and clinical.

Black Used sparingly in any interior painting or design project black can have a very powerful effect. Avoid decorating any room entirely in black, however, as it can lead to depression after too much exposure. It's a common theme with teenagers to want to the decorate their room entirely in black but this is best avoided - especially during the more troublesome years.

Blue This is an excellent color to use in almost any room as long as it's contrasted with another color. Using too much blue in any room can actually make the room feel quite "cold". If you work from home or study a lot at home then having a study/work area designed in blue is actually a good idea. Studies have show that people who work or study in blue rooms are more productive!

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