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Do The Colors In Your House Really Affect Your Mood?

By Aladdin Modjarrad

If you change the curtains in your living room from taupe to yellow can you really change your own mood when entering the room? Do the colors we use to decorate our homes really make a difference to the way we feel when we are in them? Interior decorating experts say yes.

Just like beauty, color can be very much in the eye of the beholder. Certain people may love their red drapes because of their stimulating and warming effect while others may loathe the look because it is just too intense for their taste.

Sometimes color choices can even be affected by a childhood memory. i have a friend whose yellow kitchen many people find a little odd. She however loves it because it evokes warm memories of picking daffodils with her mother as a child.

Color perception is also very much a cultural thing. In the West white is the color of innocence, purity and the top choice for brides. But in Japan it is a color associated with loneliness and sadness and is usually worn at funerals.

Even world events can change the ways people perceive colors. In the Great Depression what designers call the “taupe age” was ushered in, partly because few people were in the mood for jolly bright colors around their homes.

By the same token the post war optimism of the 1950s brought splashed of bright color back into home decorating incorporating “happy ” colors like pink and green.

What colors inspire you? What colors seem to put you in a better mood? Determining which these are can help you when you are planning the look of the rooms in your home.

Whether you are shopping for new carpets, new window treatments or perhaps even new ceramic tile for the bathroom if the colors you chose make you happier then you will certainly get more enjoyment out of your home in general.

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