The Impact Of Color In Our Lives

The world around us is drenched with color. It influences how we respond physically and psychologically to what we see. One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a color is the ongoing impact it will have on your emotions and thought processes.

Color has the power to effect the whole mood and feel of a room. When trying to put a color scheme together, look to the color experts who have already done the work for you. For example: a piece of fabric whose colors have been blended by a textile designer or a piece of artwork that evokes the mood and feel that you are trying to capture. Anything that creates a pleasant emotional response can be the perfect inspiration piece to get you started.

When you want to make a small room look larger, avoid using high contrasts in your color choices. Keep the values, i.e. light value vs. dark value of the colors in the room the same.

Tip submitted by:

Diane Garvey, IRN

Refined Spaces, Charlotte, NC