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Choosing a color.

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:

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

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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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