Considering Color Psychology in Design

Have you considered Color Psychology when it comes to decorating your home? By far, I’m best known for using cool color tones in my designs. What I like about them most is that across the board they’re the colors that appeal to most people. Additionally, they play well to both genders.

If you walk into my home, you’ll notice that I’ve incorporated cool colors here in every room. It’s always been of utmost importance for me to live in an environment that conveys peace, safety and serenity. Layered with various textures and patterns, shades of blue and green create that kind of setting for myself and my family.

I use Color Psychology in all of my projects. One of the first questions I ask my clients is, “How do you want to feel in this space?” The answers give me clues as to which colors I should incorporate in the final reveal. If I hear that they want to feel relaxed and at ease, I know I need to incorporate blue. If my clients want to feel energized, I make note to bring orange into the mix. Happy? Yellow should do it. I introduced mauve into a recent master bedroom design because it’s actually known as a color for ‘hopeless romantics’. Design isn’t simply aesthetics – it combines functionality and experience as well.

So, let me ask you: How do you wish to feel in your home? Logical, efficient…creative? Secure or supported? Peaceful and restored or passionate and optimistic? The study of color psychology and how it affects our day to day lives is certainly a fun exercise and I encourage you to put it to work in your own space and life.

Photography by: shannanleighphotography.com

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