How to Make Colors Work for You
Now that you know how to make colors work for you, it’s time to put them to work. Here are some ways you can use color psychology in your home:
Paint a room in a way that’s not typical for the season. For example, you might paint a room with fall colors in the spring or winter, or paint a room with summer colors in the fall or winter.
Choose colors based on how they make you feel. Are you feeling angry? Maybe choose red. Are you feeling like dancing? Try purple. The sky is the limit!
Choose your favorite color and then use that color in as many ways as possible throughout your home (for example, red pillows, red curtains, red accessories).
And don’t forget to choose your colors based on the meaning of the color and the color’s effect on you.
Rethink your use of color. As you decorate your home, you might be tempted to follow trends or stick with what you’ve always done. But by using color psychology, you can create a room that will help you feel calm and energized—or whatever else you need in your life at that moment.
Use the power of colors to change your mood. You might not think that a paint job can do much for your emotional state, but it can! The colors in a room affect our moods—whether we realize it or not.
When choosing paint colors for a room, keep this fact in mind: different colors evoke different emotions in us and can make us feel happy, calm, peaceful, energetic, or sad—or any other emotion we want to feel!
So use color psychology as a tool to help yourself relax or feel energized when needed.
Think about how different colors affect others around you too. For example, if someone is feeling angry or aggressive, red may be just the right color to soothe him or her (although red isn’t the best color for someone who is depressed).