Temperatures are dropping and in most states north of the Mason Dixon line, Mother Nature is changing her colors. This changing of the seasons and colors has been going on since time began but we have only recently begun studying its effect on people.
Color has been proven to affect mood. Since the 1970’s, a whole color psychology industry has sprang up to advise governments and businesses on how to better achieve their aims. Some jails have been painted pink in an effort to soothe inmates and hospitals choose greens and blues for the calming feeling they have on patients.
If you want to help change your mood or make it through the winter blahs, consider the following tips.
- Although the black wall or room was cool when we were teenagers and we liked loud music, it tends to be overpowering and very dramatic for a room.
- Darker colors tend to make the rooms look smaller and less inviting. If you choose to use a strong dark color, counter its potential drag on your mood by ensuring that there is plenty of light and contrast.
- White in various shades portrays cleanliness and foster feelings of order.
- Use warmer browns or shades of red to get a more earthy and inviting feeling.
- Bathrooms: In bathrooms, light shades of blue seem to have the most relaxing effect.
- Kitchens: Since most mornings in a typical family’s household get going in the kitchen, why not go with a cheery shade of yellow or lively shade of green.
- Dining Rooms: Paint at least one wall in your dining room a warm shade of red or orange to increase your family and guests’ appetite for food and fellowship.
Remember just like the changing color of the seasons bring a different mood for nature, the colors of your immediate surroundings can change the way you feel.
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