The word color was firstly introduced in 1666 by widely known English scientist Sir Isaac Newton with his famous light and prism phenomenon. It is commonly believed that there are three basic colors which are red, blue, and yellow, while the rest colors are newly created colors by mixing one basic color with the other.
Throughout the year since psychologists and scientists found an interesting discovery about the force of color towards emotional condition, this connection has been evolved, improved, and now formulated as color psychology, which is a study about the effect of color towards human brain activities. The study of color has been applied in a lot of portions. For example in medical field, it is believed that the color of placebo pills takes responsibilities on its effect; strong hot colors such as red are used to induce stimulants while calm cool colors like blue are used as anti depressant. It is strongly recommended that this kind of effect was forming such force by depending fully on the user’s perception, expectancies, and other presumptions.
Color is believed to be able to create ambiance—or such used in color therapy—but also vice versa. Due to this, interior designers are now carefully picking colors of their indoor spaces concerning the effects of color. So here we are to guide you to pick best colors for your rooms!
For bedrooms, pick cool colors for its calming effect; this include blue that is believed to be able to relief insomnia and anxiety, green to help your emotional fears, unifying and feminine turquoise, or peaceful and gracious lavender for sense of mystery. Be more playful with your family room, living room, and kitchen. Try the tranquil pretty pink for your family room to bring happy, contented feeling around the family chitchat. Strong gold or classic brown in your living room may show your elegant yet powerful nature; both are warm colors that resemble simplicity, health, and friendliness which are perfect to be placed in your receiving sites. And you can ambush your kitchen with bright cheerful lemon yellow and shades of orange to create fresh happy atmosphere in your feast arena.
Red stimulates your heart, body, and soul and it is a very complex and passionate color; but it is way too strong to live with. You can, however, add touch of hot red in your rooms in form of attracting furniture and decoration such as chairs, cushions, photo frames, or even small tables to bring vividness in your room; darker shade of red also brings more power and regal elegance to your home. Black rooms are dangerous place to live in for it is believed to attract suicidal; if you want a touch of mystery and authority, try purple, lavender, or gold; or you can add some touches of black together with warm color to bring dominating strength such in black wooden chair with hot red cushion; black and red are best friend!—or you can combine it with cool colors to bring soothing, smart ambiance. Add touches of warm gray and silver in your pure innocent white spaces to shake it up; it will create intelligent and classy atmosphere in your place while maintain its purity.
Be aware of color effect, but most importantly in interior design; be creative with your color! Have fun designing your rooms with this new guidance!