Do colors really have that much of a powerful effect on our lives? Think about it this way: how do you feel when you enter light and airy interiors, as compared to a living space decorated with brown and grey tones that feel heavy and that are not harmonious.
They do influence our mood, maybe even some decisions we make, and at the end of the day, they might as well impact our lives on some level.
When we see color, we are actually looking at reflected light. And light is energy. Scientists agree that actual physiological changes take place in human beings when they are exposed to certain colors.
Colors can stimulate, inspire, depress, calm, and create a feeling of warmth or coolness.
An average human eye has three types of cone cells, each of which can register about 100 different color shades, therefore most researchers believe the number of colors we can distinguish at around a million. Here are some general ideas around each color and how it might impact your living space.
Red stimulates powerful energy as it signifies strong emotions such as love, passion, and even anger. Red living space will keep you energized and alert.
A softer version is pink. It makes everyone dreamy and think of love and romance. It has a calming and feminine effect.
Orange color is associated with warmth, vibrancy, enthusiasm and darker shades of this color are traditionally associated with warmth, cosines and autumn.
Yellow is linked with happiness, joy and excitement. The most popular shades are definitely green and blue, as their effect is absolutely calming, relaxing and they also provide a more natural elements to interior décor.
Another set of favorites are shades of white and light beige tones. They can also add a calming effect as well as sophistication and elements of class.