How do you feel about color hues? Do you like neutral toned walls or do you prefer each room to have their own unique color?? This article showcases how color can work better in certain rooms throughout the house. I love the blue toned office for productivity and the white toned living rooms for relaxation!
Originally posted by Jenny Mason via Houzz.com
When choosing which color to paint a room, most of us first consider our favorite shades or the ones we believe work aesthetically. Here’s another consideration to throw into the mix: the color that is optimal for each room’s purpose, be it a calming hue in the bedroom or a hunger inducer in the dining room.
You will likely spend about a third of your life in your bedroom. It’s where you rest, sleep, dream, snuggle, stretch and cuddle. Where you rest is a very important place — and so is the color you choose for this retreat.
“Green is often associated with nature, comfort, calmness and relaxation, which works well as a color of choice for a bedroom,” she says. “If you lead a busy and hectic life, adding some soothing green to a bedroom can provide an energy balance and bring a sense of healing, helping you to relax and recharge after a good night’s sleep.”
Tip: Remember that a bedroom is all about you and that decorating it isn’t just about wall color. Bedding, pillows and other accessories also add your signature.
An optimal study or office is a space with no interruptions and an atmosphere that allows calm focus. This is a place for you to concentrate, expand on ideas and complete your work, be it creative or analytical. An office is supposed to nurture your line of thought and support action.
Blue boosts productivity. Blue is versatile — it helps you feel calm and productive. A University of Texas study found that blue increases productivity by helping to lower your heart rate and allow you to focus.
Enjoying a meal with friends and family is not only about the food, but it’s also about creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. And hunger for the meal ahead adds to its enjoyment.
Red can whet the appetite. Red is an exciting, energizing and warm color. It is associated with love, roses, danger and passion. Marketers believe that the color red makes people hungry: Think of popular fast-food logos.
Food prep areas should be warm and cheerful spaces where you can be creative, work up an appetite and enjoy the aromas of beautiful meals in the making.
Yellow adds to joyful cooking. Yellow is a bright, warm and happy color. Think about bright yellow things. They are generally positive and fresh — lemons, bananas, sunflowers and the sun itself.
The living or family room is where your household will come to unwind. It is a social space and the place you go to switch off after a long day.
White living spaces foster relaxation. White walls make a space appear larger by reflecting light. Many beautiful aspects of nature are also white, such as clouds, sand on a beach, shells, waves, rocks and cliffs. White is often associated with purity and cleanliness. It contributes to a great lounge space.
OK, so this room goes way beyond what most of us use for watching our favorite shows, but it makes the point: The best media rooms allow you watch films, sports and your must-see TV programs in comfort and with a total focus on the screen.