Colors are an intrinsic part of our life. If everything were to be colorless and dull imagine how boring and uninteresting our lives would be. But it is wrong to think that colors are limited to adding a factor of fun and dynamism in our lives. Colors have a therapeutic role too. When used correctly, each color in coherence with its innate nature, will result is a home full of positivity. Therapeutic colors alone cannot achieve results though! The kind of lighting that goes with them plays an important role. Hence, it is the color and lighting together that generate a mood or an ambience in a particular space. Hence, when you say your room is peach, it should be peach as a result of room color plus the lighting. Here is a list of colors and their therapeutic qualities. Lets use therapeutic colors to their best:)
Wellness: Therapeutic Colors For Your Home’s Interiors
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Pink Hues for your Interiors
Pink is a soothing color that stimulates unconditional love. No wonder it finds a perfect fit in your child’s bedroom. It is a nurturing color, the one that dissolves anger and promotes love, no wonder it is the choice to make for children spaces.
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Turquoise Give Hints of the Sea
Turquoise is a color that cools. It basically calms down your nervous system. It’s apt for most spaces but don’t use it in areas that require a lot of activity, like game rooms, because of it’s settling down properties.
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Violet is a color that has a calming effect on mind. It is healing in the sense that it purifies the surroundings and your mind. Best used in mediative spaces, it is one of those therapeutic colors that enhance the bigger purpose behind things. So, if you have a little meditation space in your house, violet in its pastel tone is the best color to use.
Indigo is the color of divine knowledge and intuition. One might also add that it has a sort of sedative effect on mind. It’s pastel tones hence, might find a good place in bedrooms and the quiet parts of your home. The color indigo and its shades are also very effective in treatment spaces, libraries and study rooms, well not for its sedative qualities but for the fact that it promotes the yearning for knowledge and puts your intuition to a good use in that respect.
Peach Hues Can be Feminine & Light
Peach, which one may classify as a pastel tone of red, is the one that promotes activity. It’s an energizing color that excites emotions and stimulates appetite. No wonder there are so many peach dining rooms around.
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Yellow stimulates mental activity and keeps the mind alert. It also symbolizes confidence. It’s a good color choice for high activity areas of your house like entrances or entertaining areas, however, keep it away from bedrooms as too much yellow can create mental restlessness.
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Green Gives Balance of Nature
Green is a harmonizing color. It’s qualities include balancing, promoting understanding and hospitality. It can be used almost anywhere. Its pastel tones find a good use in any part of your home.
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Blue Sends a Tranquil Feeling
Blue calms, relaxes and heals minus the sedative effects of indigo. Its a also a color that promotes communication and socializing. Try not to use it in the high activity areas. Anywhere else, it’s a perfect hit:)
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White is a result of putting all colors together. As a color it symbolizes simplicity, purity and clarity. It forms a good base to work upon. You can use as much white as you want anywhere, but to some it might become boring, so it’s wise to have some interludes of colors.
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Black Doesn’t Have to Feel Dark
Black symbolizes energy. It also symbolizes a strong state of self reflection and self contemplation. It’s advisable to use this color sparsely and not to paint your entire room black. This color actually has a very strong effect on ones psyche and mind.
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Therapeutic colors, have big role to play in our home decor as they have a pronounced effect on our moods and being. I would suggest that if you are using any of the above mentioned colors in your home, then try to go in for a pastel tone of that color. Dark colors can have an overwhelming effect on you and might cause a lot of anxiety in the longer run. Of course you can have dark feature walls and use these colors as accent colors but don’t go overboard. Do share what you think about the use of therapeutic colors in your home:)
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