We spend approximately 90 percent of our time indoors. Therefore, the colors that surround us indoors are important.
Studies have shown that colors affect us in various ways. When our eyes see a color, our brain releases chemicals that affect us emotionally and physically. Dark colors affect us differently than bright colors. A dark color, such as brown, produces feelings of tranquility. Bright colors, such as red, stimulate our senses and wake us up. Red is an example of a "vibrant" color. Let's examine how vibrant colors can shift the mood in your space.
Colors Have a Psychological Effect
Colors aren't just colors; they have a psychological effect. For example, if you have chosen to decorate your house in mainly browns and blues, but you want to heighten your mood, vibrant colors can do it. The browns and the blues can make you feel calm. But let's say you are feeling lazy with such subdued colors. Vibrant colors can brighten up the area and change the room's mood and your mood.
Saturation and Brightness Are Important
The saturation, or how pure a color is, and the brightness produces a color. Therefore, the perfect combination of saturation and brightness is needed to get the color you want. For example, a bright green containing less saturation can make you feel calm. However, a highly saturated, bright blue can make you feel energized.
There Are Positives and Negatives to Vibrant Colors
You want to raise the energy in a room. So you decide to go with the color red. Red is a strong or vibrant color. Therefore, a little goes a long way. If you choose to go with red, it's best not to use it as a base color because too much red can create hostility and irritability feelings. It is, therefore, better to use it as an accent color.
Orange is considered a vibrant color that is warm and inviting. It promotes extroverted behavior and is suitable for relationship building. However, like red, too much orange can create adverse reactions rather than positive ones.
When it is bright, yellow is a vibrant color that invokes optimism and mental clarity. It's hard to feel depressed when you are looking at bright yellow. However, over-exposure to yellows can cause hyperactivity, irritability, and crying. Violet is another vibrant color. It ignites artistic and creative ability. However, too much of it can result in feelings of insecurity.
What Colors Are Good for Specific Rooms?
What are the colors that are good for specific rooms? The answer is that it's a personal choice. Therefore, it's best to decide what colors would be suitable for you for your living quarters.
Do you want a relaxation room or an energetic room? If you wish to feel energized and cheerful in the kitchen, you can go with reds, oranges, or yellows. To create tranquility in your bathroom, colors like blue and green help to create a personal retreat feel. For ease and security in your living room, colors like brown, tan, and taupe can produce it. (To separate the brown colors from feeling bland, introducing a mauve color, for example, can break up the flow.) If you want mystery and imagination in your bathroom, the combination of black and purple can create it.
Make Sure Colors Suit You and Your Family
Never choose a color theme for your home without determining how you want the color to impact you. A color that affects a person one way does not mean that it will affect another person the same way. One way to do that is to write down the colors you're interested in and then write down your initial feelings about the color. What colors give you a knee-jerk positive emotion, and what colors give you a knee-jerk negative emotion? Also, if other people live in your household, be sure you consider their opinions.
You can completely redo your color scheme or add accent colors to your space. You can make changes entirely on your own, or you can hire a professional. Suppose your color changes are based on paint. In that case, once you've chosen the colors for your home, a professional painter should achieve anything that involves paint unless you are highly skilled at interior house painting. This ensures that the paint you choose is appropriately applied.