The Emotions of Color
Color is generally the most exciting, the most immediately noticeable and the least expensive element in decoration. It arouses strong emotional response, affects the proportions and light in a room, and can make the same space seem cool, warm, restful or stimulating — depending on the color choices we make.
We turn to color to brighten our moods, to get us out of the doldrums, to inspire us, to make us feel safe and secure.
We see or perceive colors differently based on many factors — family history and traditions, religion, ethnicity, physical age. Where we live also plays a role in how we see and select the colors we have around us.
We want colors that fit our moods, realizing that our mood may change by tomorrow! We want colors that make us feel good, secure and happy, that help us forget the outside world.
We can change our relationship to color frequently, realizing that selecting colors for our home is not a lifetime commitment but a statement of style that evolves as we grow.
Color has the power to alter our moods. It soothes, it excites, it calms, it provokes, it stabilizes, it creates havoc. Playing with color is playing with emotions!
Don't be afraid of color — be inspired by the colors around you! Notice how colors are displayed in stores. Learn to use different combinations of colors. You know what colors look best on you as clothes — apply the same rules to your home. Experiment — Visit our Virtual Decorator to see the many colors available. If you don't like the results, change them until you find the colors made just for you.