Designing with Color!
To continue on our Friday blog series we would like to dedicate this week’s fun blog to color!
A simple question: what color are you looking for today? This question can dive deeper than you ever imagined. Color psychology plays a major role in your mood and overall disposition. For example, the color you paint your kitchen can psychologically alter your eating habits.
Warmer colors such as red, orange, and yellow tend to make people hungry. They are associated with a lot of foods (i.e. tomatoes, cherries, bananas, peppers, etc…) and they also tend to being forth excitement and energy. This is why a lot of fast food establishments implement the usage of red, orange, and yellow in their logos. If you want people to get excited about your food and bring forth a hearty appetite you should paint your kitchen an exciting shade of red.
Using Benjamin Moore’s Personal Color Viewer you can preview what your kitchen/dining room would look like in a warm shade.
Some of my favorite Benjamin Moore warm colors are: Tomato Red, Million Dollar Red, Calypso Orange, and Sun Porch.
Cooler colors such as blue, green, light purple, gray, and white tend to be more tranquil. They can be reminiscent of nature and as such are the perfect color palette for any room that you wish to relax in. If given the chance to redecorate my bathroom it would probably look very similar to this:
I love the use of grays and blues together. It reminds me of a relaxing overcast day at the beach. Some of my favorite Benjamin Moore cool colors are: Blue Flower, Harbor Fog, Marina Bay, and Stone White.
Neutral colors bring forth a sense of sophistication and elegance. Using tones of browns, blacks, and grays can elevate a room’s overall design aesthetic. You can make a living room feel more formal by incorporating all neutral colors into the surroundings.
Neutral colors also assist in making vibrant accents pop. Notice the Tuscan orange curtains and wall art on the image above. The neutral palette gives them the perfect backdrop. Some of my favorite Benjamin Moore neutral colors are: Durango, Natural Elements, Smoke Gray, and Old Prairie.
So the next time you go to redecorate a room think about the deeper meaning of your color choice.
Blog Sources: Colors That Cause Hunger/Art Therapy/Color Meaning/Color Theory For Designers