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How Colors Affect Our Emotions: Greyed Colors At Home

by CustomHomes on Wednesday, October 9, 2013

It has long been known certain colors affect the behaviors of people especially children. Homeowners who have a custom home built need to consider the paint they use in their home. Each color negatively or positively affects the occupants’ mood and behavior.

Red is increases blood pressure, anger and irritablilty. Medical professionals should never wear the color red in hospitals and medical facilities. Lighter shades of red relax the muscles.

Orange, relieves self-pity, helps to build one’s immunity, heals the digestive system, and affects emotions much as an antidepressant.

Yellow increases alertness, energy,heightens the lymph system, uplifts the spirits, clears the thinking process, increases memory, sharpens judgment, organizes, helps one understand others, builds self-confidence, increases optimism. Avoid dull yellow colors.

Green with nature, helps the heart, relaxes the body, soothes emotions, and helps to balance the body, triggers comfort, and calmness. Avoid gray greens, dark greens and olive green, associated with ‘turning green’ as the saying goes when one is ill. Brown, tans, and beige are in this category of earth colors, offering security and stability of home.

Certain blues lower the blood pressure, cools, calms, relaxs occupants for a restful, quiet and relaxing night’s sleep, inspires and helps one to create. Lighter blues carries one away in a dream state. Too many of a good thing is never good, and this can apply to darker blue hues causing depression in some people.

Purple, violet, and indigo have a purifying, antiseptic effect on people and patients. It suppresses hunger, helps to balance the body and mind, eliminate fears and quiets obsessions, gives peace, spirituality and compassion. Researchers in Texas found light purple to act as an anesthesia. It seems to have a narcotic or numbing effect on pre-operative patients.

Black the color of mystery, offers comfort, quiet, and protection. Death, associated with black, can prevent the growth in life.

White gives feelings of cleanliness, purity, peace, freedom, and comfort. Too many whites can cause feelings of isolation.

Gray provides independence, separation and sometimes loneliness. Gray is the fine line between white and black. Many builders of custom homes find gray a negative color, much the same as the color white. Gray, white and light brown or beige is safe colors for a home. Homeowners can decorate around these colors more easily than any other color. Homes sell better with safe interior colors.

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com