Why is it that we often feel more comfortable in certain rooms over others? Why do some rooms make us feel anxious while others allow us to feel at peace or happy and playful? There are undoubtedly many factors that contribute to how we feel in a space, but what about the basic notion that color affects how we interpret our surroundings?
The use of color in interior decorating is a powerful tool. Color has the ability to alter our moods and transform, inspire and energize us. Color psychology recognizes general properties of color such as red is stimulating, blue is calming, green is relaxing, orange encourages socializing, and yellow cheers you up. Varying hues of colors can impact you differently though, so it’s important to consider what comprises your ideal individual color pallet for decorating. The warmer spectrum of color in reds, oranges and yellows can evoke feelings of comfort or even aggression. Greens, blues and purples are on the cooler side of the color spectrum, and although they are normally calming, they can influence a sense of sadness or apathy. Even though the impact of color can be generalized, it is also subjective and should be evaluated in light of how it personally affects you in your domestic environment.
When deciding which colors to use in your home, you should consider the functions of the rooms. Although orange is warm and happy, it is not always ideal to use in a kitchen because it can stimulate your appetite. Green creates a luxurious, restorative and safe environment, and could be ideal in a hallway linking the outside to the inside of a home. While blue can be an ideal bedroom color for some, it could cause an adverse, depressive feeling for others. Consider that the darker the shade, the more apparent the impact in the space also. Although purple signifies wealth and romanticism, it is very rare in the natural world and can be very artificial within your home decor according to freshome, so use it as an accent with more natural colors.
Color can be used not only in your primary wall colors and accents, it can be incorporated through your furniture as well.
Black is considered to be a sophisticated color that can make a room look classy or contemporary depending on how it’s accented or presented in an interior space. This Heritage Dining Table features timeless sophistication with intricate detailing beneath the glass top and its carved pedestal base brings elegant, old world design to your dining room.
Black furniture can take on a different feel when placed in a more contemporary room. The Young Classics Bedroom Collection features many classical and familiar design details and is enhanced by a black distressed finish providing an antique, aged appearance that looks more modern against the painted red wall.
A room primarily decorated with white furniture gives it a spacious, clean feeling. Come home to the comfort of Coventry Bedroom Group and Coventry Dining Room Group full of country charm and a rustic simplicity. Coventry takes a refreshing approach to design, allowing you to make your home truly yours.
Whether you are redecorating your home or bringing seasonal inspiration through color into it, there are numerous ways in which to create the mood that best suits your domestic space. Our sales team is happy to assist you in selected the pieces and styles that are right for you. Stop by our showroom or give us a call at (423) 282-4951.