Monday, January 18, 2016

Color Therapy for the Bedroom

Many studies have proven that colors affect our mood. In interior decor, colors are used to evoke a certain atmosphere. 

Using the colors to improve the bedroom is doubly important. The bedroom is your sanctuary, a place for rest and for your most intimate moments. If you need to de-stress, or if you're looking for a change in energy, use these colors for their therapeutic effect. 


Yellow
Feeling down? If you need a pick-me-up, redecorate with yellow, yellow, and more yellow. Yellow is a joyful color; it is often associated with sunny and summery days. Deck your bedroom in yellow to stimulate your senses and wake up to a happier morning each day. Pair it with light, neutral colors like beige and white to get that uplifting atmosphere just right.


Green
Green is a restful color. It combines yellow's zest and cheerful energy with blue's serenity and calming effect. To strike this delicate balance, choose your bedroom furniture and furnishings in mid-range shades of green, neither too bright nor too deep. Faded green walls will also encourage the mind to calm down as you're falling asleep. The effect stems from how green reminds the human psyche of forests, and of a tranquility of being surrounded by a vast span of trees. For ultimate comfort, use green with elegant and neutral colors like beige, off-white and taupe. 


Blue
Get the rest you deserve with blue. Like a clear blue sky, or an expanse of ocean, blue in the bedroom will calm and relax the senses. It will ease your mind into deeper slumber, and welcome you with the same vibe of inner peace when you open your eyes the next day. Blue is also delightfully versatile -- you can pair it with lighter colors or dark grays and deep, rich types of wood, whether you opt for light blue or its deeper shades.


Red
Red is a rich, heady color, apt for a couple looking for an atmosphere that incites love and passion. Fabrics in red will lend to a cozy and intimate atmosphere. Choose curtains, rugs, carpets, and bedsheets in sultry shades of red to get the full effect. 


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