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Choosing a color.
This is my site Written by Amy@EW on November 5, 2009 – 10:48 PM

Choosing the right colors is the first step to great looking room.  It is not so easy to select the right color of paint or wallpaper or the right carpet color to deliver the best desired results.  All too often, a color that looks ideal on a small paint sample erupts into a totally different color when you apply it to a wall.  A subdued light champagne yellow paint color turns into a screaming lemon yellow on the walls, an olive carpet winds up brownish in color, and a very light tint of any paint color turns out white.   Design colors in an office space must also be mindful of the mood they will convey.  Some studies have shown that colors can play a significant role in how we feel and the energy we have throughout the day.

The practitioners of color therapy teach that people can have emotional and physical responses to color. For example, colors that are light or cool recede from the eye while dark or warm colors make a room feel less expansive. Our perceptions of size, weight, and temperature can also be influenced by color schemes.

Sometimes called chromotherapy or chromodynamics, color therapy involves applying light and color in an effort to stabilize emotions, mind, spirit, or body. This balance is demonstrated by the positive and negative aspects related to each color meaning.

Here are some of the commonly accepted mental and physical connotations of colors and factors that influence picking the right color scheme:

Red
Positive – passion, love, excitement, fire, strength, courage.
Negative – anger, war, danger.

Effects – increased respiration, blood pressure, appetite, and metabolism.

Orange

Positive – happiness, endurance, stimulation, enthusiasm, determination, attraction.
Negative – heat.
Effects – increased mental activity, appetite, and energy.

Yellow

Positive – cheerfulness, sunshine, energy, joy, intelligence,honor.
Negative – deception, cowardice, caution.
Effects – increased mental activity, awareness, and energy.

Blue

Positive – tranquility, loyalty, truth, depth, confidence, trust, sincerity, expertise, masculinity.
Negative – depression, solemnity, coldness.
Effects – increased calm and satisfaction.

Green

Positive – safety, nature, restfulness, growth, fertility, harmony, newness, security,money; power, wealth, dignity,royalty,                luxury, magic, wisdom, drama, mystery,ambition, creativity, femininity.
Negative – greed, envy, jealousy, ignorance; snobbery, gloominess.
Effects – improved healing and relaxation; increased creativity and intuition.

White

Positive – cleanliness, innocence, purity, kindness, light, simplicity.
Negative – chilliness, sterility, emptiness.
Effects – increased sense of sophistication and sanitation.

Black

Positive – formality, night, elegance, mystery, prestige, power.
Negative – evil, death, fear, grief, depression.
Effects – increased sense of sophistication and depth.

Gray

Positive – wisdom, atonement, intelligence, industry, futuristic.
Negative – dreariness, storminess, boredom.
Effects – increased sense of sophistication and calm.

 

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  1. Hello. I would like to find out if you can send a sample of your product.

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    Thank you for your time,
    Rachel

  2. Hi Rachel,

    Feel free to give us a call for any samples. Our customer service reps are happy to help you. 1-877-229-9427

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