Using Color in your Home

Image by  Chotda

Image by Chotda

Among the many aspects of design, color plays an important role in the space of an interior. Color can evoke emotions and influence a person’s behavior. Studies have been reported that children tested in colorful rooms earned higher IQ scores than children who tested in neutral toned rooms. Colors can visually trick your mind in thinking a space is bigger or smaller than it actually is by the color selected. Something to remember when you are painting a room, paint it a light color if you want it to appear larger. If you want the space to feel more intimate or create a sense of drama then paint it a darker color. The same can be done with painting a ceiling. The height of it can appear higher or lower depending on the paint color.

When thinking about how color affects our mood or evokes an emotion lets take a look at the different colors and what feelings they impress upon us. Warm colors such as red, orange and yellow are stimulating, high energy colors. When using a warm color remember that they will seem to appear closer than they are. They are best used as accent colors in residential interiors. Too much of a warm color can be overwhelming. Cool colors such as blue, green, purple are restful colors. They are perfect for bedrooms and spaces that you want to achieve a relaxing atmosphere.