Color Consultation: Color Meanings and Effects


design smart living areaColors affect us psychologically and physiologically and when you are decorating your home or business, it is important to know what each color means and why it should or should not be used in a particular room.

Red has Energy and Passion

Red is an appetite and conversation stimulant. It also represents power. Red is best used in moderation as an accent color in living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens.

If you want to create passion in the bedroom, you can use red, but using too much can create hatred and agitation.

Yellow is Cheery and Invigorating

The right color of yellow can be happy and uplifting. It enhances concentration and speeds metabolism, making it a good color for kitchen, dining areas and offices.

Yellow can have a negative affect on some people, making it easier to lose your temper and cause upset in babies.

Blue is Calm and Relaxing

design smart kitchen view from living roomBlue is the color of trust, honesty, loyalty and responsibility and is the most universally-liked color. It is a calm, relaxing color, reducing stress and slowing down the metabolism making it great for a peaceful bedroom.

Blue can also be used in an office, as it is a color of trust. Steer away from blue in the dining room because it serves as an appetite suppressant.

Green Refreshes and Restores

Green is a mixture of blue and yellow, so it can be a calming color that refreshes, from its blue side. It also renews and restores depleted energy, from its yellow side. It is the color of balance, harmony and growth.

It is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision. It is the color of prosperity and abundance. Green can be used in most rooms of the house without any negative effect.

Call the experts at Design Smart Home Staging and Redesign for a Color Consultation for your home or call (360) 480-5810.


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