|My Own Family Room|
You Guessed It, Warmth is the Theme
Understanding the psychology of color and knowing what to choose can be a difficult, even stressful process. Whether it's seasonal colors or simply our own taste, it's not easy to finally decide which colors to go with.
If you're doubting that, think about a time you decided to redecorate a space and how long it took you to choose the colors to use ... as well as the planning it took to incorporate those color choices with new or existing furnishings.
The biggest problem with color choice is that we often decide to choose a color before we understand the mood we want people to feel when they walk in.
Warm Tones & Cool Tones & Which Ones Fit the Mood We Want Our Room to Have
WARMTH: If you're looking to decorate a room using warm tones, then you'll want to focus on color tones in these families:
- Red Tones - Evoke warmth and passion and are the hottest of all the warm tones
- Yellow Tones - It's warmth is used to liven up a space, giving a room intellectual happiness (Yes, believe it or not, yellow is associated with intellect)
- Orange Tones - It's a conversation piece that spurs creativity making it an ideal choice for encouragement. Kitchens are often painted in orange. Picture sitting around the kitchen table, interacting, laughing and sharing with friends and family.
- Blue Tones - Blue, the color of water, is a wise choice when you're looking to create a spa-like atmosphere in your space.
- Violet & Indigo Tones - Choose these tones to create a meditative, spiritual environment. Any room where the purity of calmness is your aim, you'll want to be in this color family.
- Green Tones - The color of nature is a calming cool color and a common choice for bedrooms and baths.
Remember the most important thing: These are general guidelines. Have fun choosing your colors and make choices based on color schemes you and your family prefer.
- White is used for purity and intellect, and when used proportionally with other colors in a room, white is great for offices, places of study or an environment where you need to do some thinking.
- Blacks and Browns are normally used as grounding colors and you'll usually find them in various places in a home. As an example, the black TV and white window frames in my family room featured above acts as a grounding color for the space - as do the the lamp bases.
After all, it's your space, and first and foremost, you need to be happy and comfortable.
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