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The Color Of A Room And Your Mood

By now, you’ve heard me wax poetically about the magnificence of color, and the roles they play in our lives.  We simply cannot help but stop when we see a colorful exhibit, a bright billboard that catches the eye, or that perfect color for the walls in our dining room.  Colors shape our perceptions of the world in which we live.

While many of us don’t spend time obsessing over color (imagine that?), it is important to understand just how important colors are in our lives.  In fact, colors are directly attributed to our mood.  Room colors can influence how we feel and what we think.  Based on our gender, age, or ethnicity; the colors we tend to surround ourselves cause us to react in various ways.

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The color red is fiery, sinful, exciting, playful and invigorating.  While the color can evoke a passionate response, it may not be the most suitable color for a bedroom.  If you’re bedroom is supposed to be your sanctuary — a place for rest and relaxation.  Red may be a bit too busy for some in the bedroom, but moods may vary.

The color blue has a clean, crisp and calming quality to it and  may more suited to a bedroom or sitting room.  Blue tones and hues tend to evoke relaxation and earthy qualities that soothe.  See for yourself:

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I’d love to hear from you about this topic.  What are some ways colors affect your mood?  Which colors provoke the biggest changes in you?

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