It is the calm after the storm, the sun starts to shine again and a rainbow emerges. A rainbow represents more than just the end signal after a storm’s fury of rains and destruction, but also a visual representation of light and color, bringing about various feelings we perceive in color.
More than just a reflection of light, colors represent and speak volumes about peoples’ preferences and personalities. The color red, for example, may signify power, authority, and passion because of its explicitness while blue colors may represent a calmer disposition in life.
Home and Everyday Life
Colors play a very important role in locations, businesses, and peoples’ preferences. A trip to the museum, for example, can give the viewer a wide array of artworks with various color combinations that can elicit emotion and storytelling. Car companies use black cars to signify a serious tone and affluence while the food industry capitalizes on striking colors to appeal to consumers.
Colors play a significant role in the home too, with how it can be designed and becomes a reflection of the homeowners along with its various room purposes and color tones. One of the fun things about building a home is the freedom people can utilize: the size, scope, and colors of their rooms.
The following is a simple guide for people who may have trouble choosing color and paint combinations for the following areas at home:
For the Foyer and Living Rooms
Rooms like these encourage people to converse and initiate small talk and conversation. Inviting and relaxing colors such as light reds, orange, beige, or brown tones can help stimulate the warmth and connection among family members and guests.
Kitchen and Dining Room
People may recall fond memories of kitchen from their childhood. They may want to bring back these feelings with the colors of their old kitchens. For those who need an idea, similar colors in the living room such as brown, red or yellow may also work. Colors such as red have been known to boost appetite, so this color may be best suited for eating and dining areas.
It’s no surprise that white and warm colors are famous bathroom combinations because of their symbolisms of purity and cleanliness. Aside from washing up, bathrooms also represent rejuvenation and relaxation. Calming colors like green, blue, or turquoise combinations also work in evoking feelings of calmness and freshness. Aside from these paint and color options, people shouldn’t forget to utilize moisture resistant primers to avoid bacterial and mold growth as well as slips and slides that may occur in an otherwise relaxing room.
This room helps people sleep and reconnect with their partners. Calming colors such as blues and greens may make it easier for people to relax, with darker hues having a stronger effect. While the color red may promote activity and even high blood pressure, blue does just the opposite. Children and teens however may want to have the freedom in designing their own rooms though.
Home Work Stations
People who want to get work done and have specific rooms for doing so may want the color green, as it promotes productivity and efficiency as well as that calming effect the color has. More work done means more time for fun and family.
Color psychology can be difficult as people have their own preferences, so the universal meanings of colors may not work the same way for everyone. The complications and the working system of our brains mean colors represent different things to different people.
Houses are just one aspect of how people see themselves and others, and the colors only add to that extended personality. People then have the freedom to make their new home feel like home in their own way.