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Colour Therapy

As Summer is long gone and we drift deeper and deeper into Fall many people struggle with the shorter days and colder weather. So I did some research on how to get through the dark months. One thing that came up that really surprised me is “colours have an effect on our moods”. But as I kept reading it began to make more and more sense.

Here let me explain, do you feel anxious in a yellow room? Does the color blue make you feel calm and relaxed? Artists and interior designers have long believed that colour can dramatically affect moods, feelings, and emotions. Colour is a powerful communication tool and can be used to indicate action, influence mood, and even effect physiological reactions. Certain colours have been associated with increased blood pressure, increased metabolism, and eye strain.

For example white represents purity or innocence. A bride wearing white is often thought to convey the bride's virginity, blue was once a traditional colour worn by brides to symbolize purity. Designers often use the colour white to make rooms seem brighter to refleact light as well as larger and more spacious. However if you prefer bold colours, why not include them in your decor?

By keeping the basic elements of the room simple it provides the opportunity to spice the room up with colourful accents. For example, linen, pillowcases and curtains can have red or orange colours in their design. Doing this is a great way to use bold colours for accent pieces as it protects you from the colour scheme going out of style too quickly. A cheap an inexspensive way to be trendy and add an air of serenity to ones mind and home.

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