We all have colors which we love and colors which we can’t stand and you can probably guess which colors a person is attracted to just by looking at what they are wearing, the accessories they choose and often even the color of their car. However, when decorating it can be a dangerous assumption to choose your favorite color as the major player in your new color scheme, as a color which looks great as a pair of stilettos may not look so great as a dining room.
So before you go and buy 6 gallons of paint in your favorite color for your next decorating project, you should know what a whole room of that color could do to you;
A red room will get your heart racing in more ways than one. Red will increase your blood pressure, heart beat and energy levels, as well as your feelings of passion. After getting all of your juices flowing it is no surprise that red increases your appetite making it a perfect color for your dining room.
Orange will create similar feelings of warmth but in a more subtle way which is why choosing a shade of orange in your decorating can lead you to a comfortable and inviting family room.
If yellow is your fave color you probably already know that is attracts attention from every corner so while being a warm color, it is best used in small doses in areas such as foyers or hallways.
You may be surprised to know that the color blue is actually an appetite suppressant so this cool and calm color is best used in bedrooms for a feeling of tranquility, and to avoid the urge for a midnight snack.
Green is also a relaxing color, and versatile because where lighter shades of green can take you to the bedroom and living room, darker greens are great in the kitchen or dining room making it a much more accommodating color, without losing its calming influence.
Many adults don’t like purple so it should be used sparingly in your decorating, however further down the color scale into the rose colors, we find that this is a great color for a dining room, bedroom or study. But if you are decorating your child’s room, most kids love the color purple so go for it.
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