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This post launches a sub-series on the effects of color of your mood and how you feel.
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It’s remarkable how we as humans respond to the colors in our environment.
We can create interesting effects by the effective use of color:
- Make a room feel larger
- Make a large room feel smaller
- Create the feeling of more space in one direction
- Make the room feel warmer
- Make the room feel cooler
- The next ones may seem odd, but they’re true. With color we can stimulate:
- Metabolism (seriously)
- Increased appetite
I know some of the statements above seem odd, but this stuff if backed by science.
The effect of colors, or patterns of colors, unquestionable influences our perception of the room. The psychological basis of this is something called “anchoring”.
Have you ever been taken back somewhere by a smell that made you feel a certain way? Perhaps the smell of pipe tobacco takes you back to happy memories of your grandfather who smoked a pipe. The smell of the tobacco is an anchor.
Visual anchors work the same way. What are the color patterns of standing out in an open field? Green or brown ground? Blue looking down the horizon? White clouds above? Want your bathroom to feel larger? Use that color scheme.
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