Learn to Play with Colors for Your Home Decor



We often hear red color is thought to increase circulation, orange is used to increase energy and blue to soothe pain. Colors affect our mental and emotional constitution.  Wikipedia describes color psychology as "the study of hues as a determinant of human behavior." No doubt colors used in projects affect a person' s mood, state of mind and overall energy. Different colors create different moods in your home by communicating diverse feelings such as excitement, passion, serenity or mystery. By understanding color theory in interior design you can create just the right mood you are looking for. No matter what culture you belong to, everyone responds to colors.

Bringing this psychological effect of color into account Interior designers in Lahore are bringing forward new themes and effects. Be it school, office or a house, colors are bringing forward a unique theme resulting in more energetic and productive environment. Here I would like to discuss the effects of some basic colors on the human mindset:
  • Red is the color of fire, passion, danger and strength. This bold color stimulates and excites. It can be warm and inviting and can also make you feel energetic. Avoid using too much red as it can be over-stimulating in the home.
  • People who love red but are not too fond of its aggressive impact can replace it safely with orange. This fun, energetic color is ideal for kid' s room, dining room, office, and even the living room. It symbolizes courage and hospitality and also makes you feel energetic, adventurous and friendly.
  • Yellow is the color of warmth, wisdom, prosperity, sympathy and cowardice. A room colored in yellow can look cheerful, friendly and airy.
  • Blue is an important color in interior design theory and it affects the human mind profoundly. There is a reason why blue is the perfect color for bedrooms. It instills a sense of serenity and peace and can be a very soothing color.
  • Green is the color of nature. It also symbolizes hope, good luck and abundance. It is a cool friendly color and can be used in living rooms, bedrooms and offices.
Colors can be active, passive or neutral. Neutrals include black, gray, white and brown and these colors are often used to establish balance in a décor that includes both active and passive shades. Light colors make the room feel large and airy while dark colors make a room feel warm and cozy. Interior designers in Lahore keep these color psychologies and client' s personal preference on top while designing a house or an office. Depending on the space and usage you can now use colors to give your space the feel you desire.

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