Color in home design is very subjective.
What evokes one reaction in one person, can evoke a very different reaction in others.
Color theory is a science in itself. Studying how colors affect different people, is a path some people build their careers on.
There’s a lot to it.
Something as simple as changing the exact hue or saturation of a color can evoke a completely different feeling.
Cultural differences mean that something that’s happy and uplifting in one country can be depressing in another.
“The power of color is that it can completely alter your experience,” says interior designer Shannon Kaye. “You always want to ask yourself how you want to look and feel in a space.”
Adding color can be as simple as window decor.
Orange: Offers a jolt of energy and innovation. Use warm colors in your designs to reflect passion, happiness, enthusiasm, and energy.
Blue: Perpetuates feelings of calm and freshness. It’s a good fit for high traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms.
Purple: Connotes royalty and luxury. Purple is a great choice for formal living rooms or master bedrooms because it adds an air of lush sophistication.
Pillows and Stationary side panels.
Yellow: Associated with happiness, creation, and creativity. It works well in combination with a calming neutral and in rooms with lots of natural light to create a peaceful environment.
Red:Symbolizes power and passion. It can be used to warm up spaces and make them feel more intimate.