Sean's Personal Color References
Color works magic by communicating with our emotions. Color inspires, energizes, soothes, and enlivens. See how switching from a warm color scheme to a cool one changes the mood of a living room. The sun-drenched shades of red, yellow, and orange are warm, cheery, and intimate. Because warm colors seem to advance, they make small rooms appear smaller and large rooms more cozy. Cool Color Scheme Nature's fresh, spring shades of blue, green, and purple are known as cool colors. These serene hues calm and soothe and appear to recede, making a room seem larger. Of all hues, green is considered the most neutral color in terms of temperature. Because these tones can make a room feel colder, these colors make sense for a sunny room where the brightness needs to be held in check. Against the green backdrop, the tabletop accessories stand out as individual elements because cool colors reinforce their outlines. Colors And Mood You can use colors to change your mood. Experts now suggest that we feel color, rather than see it. Look here for ways to balance your emotions, calm your fears and heat up your love life. Scientists, doctors and mental health professionals have been studying the correlation between color and mood for years. Many now believe that colors cannot only cause emotional reactions, but can also correct mood and well being. Recent studies suggest that we don't actually see color, but "feel" it instead. Scientists now believe that each individual "feels" color in their heart, and not their head. Colors behave in three basic ways: active, passive and neutral. If you rememberer the basics between these three actions, you can decorate and dress for success.


Active colors are warm colors, including yellow, orange and red. These colors inspire positive feeling and exude confidence from extroverts. Warm colors can also inspire conversation and upbeat attitudes. Wake up a person and get them excited with fire engine red or warm them with deep maroon. Yellows and golden colors unleash creative activity for educational sites.


Cool colors pacify, blues, greens and purples can build trust.


Think of neutralizing colors as "uncolors." Beiges, grays, whites and taupes do not activate or pacify. Instead, they work together with the other colors to bridge and provide transition. Colors such as pale gray, taupe and beige, send a restful message to your brain. Neutral colors can actually "destress" individuals.


To create a feeling of warmth and coziness in a room, use bright, warm colors like yellows, oranges and reds. These colors make good choices for rooms that appear cool due to limited, natural sunlight. Mixing several different shades of warm colors evokes positive, cheerful reactions.


Yellow color schemes add cheeriness to dull rooms. Therapists often use colors with the yellow scheme to boost mood. You can achieve the same effect by adding yellows to rooms which are not associated with happy thoughts, such as kitchens and laundry rooms. Yellows can also be used to increase energy.


In rooms where there's plenty of sunshine, cool colors can provide a calming ambience. Sage greens and sky blues are perfect for bedrooms, playrooms and activity areas. Other cool colors, such as blues and greens, can evoke quiet moods and even sadness. For this reason, cool colors aren't generally used in large areas.


Let your playful side come out by painting with the primary colors. Young, playful moods are brought to the surface with primary colors. Children's bedrooms are a great area to use primary colors in.


Red is a power color, often used to invigorate your environment. Red is also said to stimulate and symbolize passion. Remember that red hot date dress?
Sean Marcellus
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