The impact colors can contribute to design is unrivaled by any other element. All colors call imbue complex subconscious responses. We may not recognize it at the time, but psychologically, color can affect our moods, behaviors, and reactions. This can be extremely beneficial when creating your space. Design goes beyond the room’s physical aesthetics and functionality but can also be how the room is interpreted. How a room makes you feel is an extremely vital part of the design. Learning how to facilitate different colors for your room’s ambiance can be beneficial when creating your dream oasis. Follow our journey, as we continue to explore the colors of the rainbow and their influences on the mind. Let’s take a look!
The warm hues begin to slowly take a turn into cooler times as we move down the rainbow into the color green. This emerald gem is in the middle of the rainbow and classified as the most common decorating color, perhaps because it is the easiest color on the eyes. It promotes energy and authentic growth. It can be affiliated commonly with wealth, nature, and conservative. When applied to abundantly in design, it can suggest greed and envy. By simply balancing the color with other hues, you can create a calm, nurturing atmosphere.
Blue is the third and final primary color. Blue is a cool tone and can create a tranquil, relaxed atmosphere. This relaxed tone symbolizes trust and intellect in a direct application; however, when overused, it feels more isolated and unwelcoming. It contrasts against red; therefore, finding a balance can neutralize both effects on an environment.
Indigo is the bond between its sister colors blue and violet. Indigo pulls some of the softer associations of both colors without an overly aggressive flair. Use indigo in your design for a spiritually or more intuitive feeling atmosphere. Indigo is affiliated with mysterious, surreal, and dramatic vibes as well. Mystique can contribute well to a design in the right environment. Determine the vibes you are trying to associate with your room and use the color accordingly.
Finishing off the color spectrum is violet. Another cool tone to apply to your design. Violet amplifies the mysterious and spiritual influence indigo begins to bring to design. Violet or purple can also be associated with royalty. This can be a deep tone used to enrich your environment. When over-applied, it can feel boastful. By finding harmony in this color choice, you can make a creative, authentic space.
Application is key. The rainbow is full of colors and combinations, hues, and tones can create even more psychological effects.