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12 Different Colors and Their Effects for Your House

2016-10-10
If you’re willing to decorate your house, you first have to know different things about decoration and to know more about the most important elements in the decor which they are the colors. You need to know what are the right colors for rooms and how does it affect your mood and daily life activity. So before you go for a décor, spend a little extra time thinking about the right color for you and go for these to read more about each of them: 

1-Red: Red is the most dominant and dynamic color. Psychology suggests that red is activating, stimulating, passionate, exciting, powerful, and expanding. It is a great color for the living room or dining room because it will draw people together and start conversation. Also red has been known to stimulate your appetite! It would even do well in the entrance because it creates a strong first impression. Red is not recommended in bedrooms or any other room where you want relax because it is very stimulating and active color.

2-Orange: Orange is very stimulating, active, cheerful and sociable. It is less arousing than red and more pleasantly stimulating. Being in an orange room increases your excitement and enthusiasm for whatever you are doing at the time. This makes it a perfect fit in an exercise room. On the other hand, orange would be a terrible choice for a bedroom or living room.

3-Yellow: Yellow is very happy, warm, stimulating, and expansive. It draws people out and makes people more talkative. Yellow encourages optimism and hope and helps to focus attention and stimulate intellect. This color is best used for small spaces or as an accent color. Although this color is usually considered a cheerful, yellow can have some negative effects. Of all the colors, yellow is hardest on the eyes, and it may stimulate your frustration and anger. It is not recommended for bedrooms and some studies have even shown that babies will cry more in a yellow room than in any other color.

4-Green: The meaning of green is often associated with calming, balancing, healing, relaxing and tranquil—it is the most restful color on the eye. Green represents growth, vitality, abundance, and nature. The color green also stimulates positivity and is very inspiring. Clean greens are fresh and vibrant while olive and muted tones can be depressing. Pastel greens can feel relaxing and bright yellow-greens are energetic but can be overwhelming if used on an entire room. Depending on the hue of green you use, this color can be a fit for any room.

5-Blue: The meaning of blue is mostly calming, healing, soothing and relaxing. It also symbolizes dependability, trustworthiness, and security. Blue increases creativity, promotes contemplation and is often associated with spirituality. Because of this, it is considered calming which makes it the perfect color for bedrooms and bathrooms. Blue is also said to increase production by calming the mind and allowing creativity to flow which makes it a great fit for an office. Avoid using this color in the living room, kitchen or other rooms where you tend to be more active. The calming effect in these types of rooms can make you feel sluggish and even depressed. Be careful when choosing your hue of blue as well, as some hues can give a chillier feel to a room. 

6-Purple: The meaning of purple most often refers to nobility, abundance, and dignity. Purple is also very soothing and calming and is related to intuition and spirituality. Purple in its darkest shades is dramatic and associated with luxury. Lighter versions of purple, such as lilac and lavender, bring the restful feel that blue does but without the risk of feeling chilly. Dark purple would be a great color for a home office, whereas, light purple would be appropriate in a child’s room. 

7-Black: The meaning of black signifies sophistication, power, elegance, and modernity. It can also be associated with introspection, mysteriousness and stillness. Black can represent power and elegance as well as help give a room depth. 

8-White: The meaning of white signifies a symbol of clarity, innocence, cleanliness, spirituality, purity and hope. White resonates cleanliness and purity as well as provides a clean background for other colors.

9-Brown: The meaning of brown signifies stability, grounding, and reliability. It is also very motherly and comfortable. Also brown and tan have become decorating staples in the last few years. And Brown has associations with the earth and the natural world. It is a solid, reliable color and most people find it quietly supportive.

10-Pink: Pink is sedating and calming. It also symbolizes love and romance. Also Pink is a powerful color, psychologically. It represents the feminine principle, and survival of the species; it is nurturing and physically soothing. Too much pink is physically draining and can be somewhat emasculating. 

11-Pastels: Pastels evoke openness and relaxation. Pastels are considered relieving and soothing and are even sometimes equated with sanity. And pastel colors impart a soft, fresh atmosphere to the room.

12-Silver: Silver is often associated with vision, clarity, insight, mental power, and intellection learning. Silver can reduce anxiety and create peace. It is often correlated to water, metal, and technology. Silver is underrated neutral that adds a luxe touch to your decor.

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