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The Healing Power of Color

We've all been there. You stare at your walls and realize you no longer like the paint colors....or maybe you never liked them. Maybe the color no longer looks like a good match for your drapes, your artwork, your furniture...or even your mood?

It has been proven that color has a significant impact on our well being. There are numerous studies behind the psychology of how color affects us. Many interesting studies have focused on how certain colors in classrooms affect learning and behavior. Advertisers and businesses have long used color to influence our decisions.

So it stands to reason that using color to create an atmosphere that supports our wellbeing in the home makes a lot of sense. Perhaps the rigors of life, Covid fatigue, chronic illness, raising children, financial stress, work stress, divorce or relationship issues, etc. have you feeling lost and stressed.

Start by deciding what colors you are usually drawn to. For clues, look in your wardrobe. What colors do you usually favor? Is there a color that makes you feel joy? There are many commonly noted psychological effects of color.

For instance, warm colors like reds, yellows, and oranges – can spark a variety of contrasting emotions ranging from comfort and warmth to hostility and anger. Cooler colors, like greens, blues, and purples, can evoke feelings of calmness but also sadness.

Once you've determined what color evokes a positive emotion for you, tweak it to fit your environment. Perhaps you find a beautiful soft chenille blue sofa... accented with some beautiful pops of color that inspire you and make you feel joy.

Take your time choosing. Live with a sample for a few days and view it in different types of light. Is it different on a gray rainy day? Does the color still give you the happy feeling you were striving for? Is it soothing? Is the color evoking positive feelings for you? Using color to change your perspective is very powerful and liberating. What color is going to heal you?

Once you've honed in on the basic colors that make you calm and happy, there's still work to do and decisions to make. And it's fun! When you stroll through a store's paint section, you'll realize that 'pale green' can mean dozens and dozens of shades and hues, each with ever-so-slight variations. And that can just be from ONE paint company!

Need help deciding on what colors are going to create a calm environment for you? And how to dig deeper within the subtleties of color themselves. The options are endless, and we would love to help you to get that perfect color for your room and your mood. Schedule a free video consultation call.

Go to my website to get your Free Interior Design Guide with more on the psychology of color. https://www.timelesslivingdesigns.com/

With Love & Gratitude,

Rachel Schemmerling

Timeless Living Designs