Color Palettes for ADHD and Depression

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We all know that when we see color, it makes us feel a certain way. Blue and green is very calming, red, yellow and orange have more energy, pink is relaxing and purple may make us feel fun and flirty or Spiritual. All these feelings depend on you as an individual and the experiences and memories you’ve had with these hues, however, if you have medical issues there are some colors that will help and some colors that will hinder.

Over the years I’ve had several clients who had special color needs. One client had lost a child, several clients suffered from depression and ADHD, some clients had drug addictions and on the lighter note, even Doctors sought my advice for colors for their offices.

So you see, color is not just pigment on the wall but an element in the home that can help our mind and body heal.

For example. I’d use high energy colors such as red and orange very sparingly if you have ADHD or a child with Autism. It’s just visually too much to process. For them, I’d stick to blues and greens just to mention a few colors, but you’d have to find out if can can use warm or cool hues. That will be based on how the client reacts when they see the color.

I actually had a client to had to feel the color chips as I suggested colors to her so having large color swatches with me at my consultations is a must.

Here are some other colors that have general healing properties but again, they will change depending on how YOU feel when YOU see them.

Now I don’t claim to be a Doctor of any sort but I do know color and after working with it for over 30 years, I do know which colors “feel” better for clients who have special color needs. Here are a few that will lift your spirits and at the very least, should make you smile 🙂

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2 Responses to Color Palettes for ADHD and Depression

  1. I enjoy you blog so much! When I looked at your depression colors ,I was totally wowed!! For years I wanted my husband to paint our dark cabinets and finally we went to a Model home and we saw cream cabinets and he was wowed so we redid kitchen and I have been so much happier !!!

  2. Donna Frasca says:

    Isn’t it AMAZING what the right colors can do? Color is SO personalized and this is why I was having a conniption when the gray trend came in and stayed and stayed and stayed. There are SO many people who can not tolerate that hue. Let’s get the RIGHT colors into our homes. Thank you Donna, I get your homes feels great ❤

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