While choosing the colors for your home, consider your wall as the canvas and colors as the means to express yourself. Colors are utterly powerful, they affect your emotions and energy levels. They also influence our perception and how we view a space. For example, cool colors like Blue and White make a small space more spacious and bring calmness throughout the space. And warm colors like Red, Orange and Yellows can sway people to think that the temperature of the room is warmer than it actually is.
Read on for an eclectic account of colors and their meanings.
The color of passion and drama, Red attracts attention and is associated with strong emotions such as love and anger. In Chinese culture, Red represents luck and prosperity. Use Red when you want to inspire action. However, its overuse can evoke feelings of strain and aggression.
It’s the color of warmth and symbolizes luck, prosperity, vitality and cheerfulness. Most restaurants and food stalls are painted Orange, because it is believed to increase the appetite of an individual. Another interesting fact about an Orange is that, it is named after the fruit. Before English as a language came into its present form, people called the fruit Red-Yellow.
Inspired by characteristics of the sun, Yellow automatically infuses a sense of optimism, happiness and energy. It’s uplifting and conveys success and confidence. In ancient cultures where Gods were associated with the sun, Yellow acquired a place amongst noble colors and in some cultures, is still used prominently in religious ceremonies.
In olden times, the dye to obtain this color was the most expensive and so it became a color associated with royalty. Violet is also the color of spirituality. However, it’s overuse can invoke arrogance. Violet also symbolizes love, passion, confidence, trust, royalty and elegance and mystery.
Blue instantly makes one sense calm, serenity and peaceful for scientifically, it is one of the most effective dopamine releasing colors. Blue also stands for limitlessness. It is known to instill confidence and inspire a feeling of trust, loyalty, integrity and responsibility. Cool Blue is conservative and can also be perceived as aloof.
Green is the color of growth and health. It’s virtually impossible to think of our Planet Earth without this color. Soothing to the eyes and soul, it evokes a sense of tranquillity and peace. Green also connotes a sense of abundance and a feeling of plenty.