Call in the Color Doctor because color will make you feel good!
Look at these colors. What would you say about them? Join me as I talk about why each of these colors will help you feel better – really!
YELLOW: I really wish more people would put yellow in their home. I try and try and it’s just not a color that sells well in the home.
Yellow would be great for the summer home or cottage but most of us who live in a regal home, just can’t find a place for this hue to reside.
Let me try to change your mind.
Yellow is a warm, healing color. It’s like a piece of sunshine in your home. Who doesn’t want that?
The problem with yellow is that there are VERY few perfect yellows out there. The one you see above is one I just designed myself. It’s warm yet not too gold. People are afraid of gold too but that is another hue that is a must have in the home. It’s one of those colors that you don’t know how good it feels until you have it in your home.
TEAL: It’s not blue and it’s not green – this is good! Blue had been around for a really long time and it’s nice to tweak it just a bit.
The coastal blue, baby blue, sky blue – whatever you want call is amazing yes but let’s add a little green to it.
Teal is another feel good color. It reminds us of what? The beach right? Sure, and that’s a great feeling so have in the home because it connects color to a memory. When we do this, it triggers the “feel good” mechanism in our brains and instantly makes us feel good. See where I’m going with this?
CREAM: Notice I didn’t way white? White is one color that I protest in the home. It reminds me of the hospital or doctors office. I was just talking about memories right? How wants to be reminded of hospitals in their home? Not me!!!! Remove it.
Take a look at Westhighland White by Sherwin Williams. That is as white as I get and it’s really more like a very pale yellow or cream rather than a white. It’s soft and you should see how amazing it looks next to any color. I know it’s a neutral but since it’s creamy, there isn’t a big contrast when you put it next to a substantial color. People also feel contrast in colors and to me, that feels jarring.
So don’t you think that cream is a better choice rather than white? I know there are some people that just LOVE a white kitchen but I just don’t feel it. So much better to sit at the table a feel warm colors on the wall instead of starkness.
GREEN: It’s the color of the Heart Chakra so yes, it’s going to make you feel amazing!!!! That is another reason why I love green so much – because of the way it feels. Can you tell I’m a bit of am Empath? Lol.
Green is another color that is VERY hard to find – a good one at least. Like the yellow, it’s either too yellow like Pea Green or too saturated. I find that Valspar has the best greens. Go take a look.
GRAY: Surprised I have gray in this color palette? Gray is another color I don’t like BUT look at what it represents.
Gray is a combo of white and black. It’s smack in the middle of those two colors. Why should we use gray?
Let’s say there is a room in the home that both you and your partner use. I’m not saying the bedroom, that’s different. What about the office?
Here you have a room that will be used by two or more people. What color should you choose when everyone wants a different look?
It’s all about compromise which is what gray is. It’s neutral and in the middle, neither here nor there. With gray, you can add any color decor you wish to throughout the year to make everyone happy.
What does this have to do with feeling good? Stress. You just relieved it by choosing a color that is universal for everyone.