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How Colors Affect Mood

Psychological research shows that humans link colors to emotional categories, which can affect one’s mood. If you’re in the process of painting or decorating your home, think about the mood you want to evoke when selecting colors. Warmer tones like red and yellow create stimulating feelings like warmth and excitement. Cooler colors like blue and green have calming, grounding effects. Psychologists and interior designers agree that different colors should be used depending on the room. In designing a bedroom, cooler hues promote relaxation and better sleep. In an office or playroom, however, the warmer colors can increase blood flow and create an energetic atmosphere. Your attachment and emotional response to colors is personal and a reflection of your mental state. To figure out the color that is best for your situation, think about what you are trying to achieve in the room and what color can best guide you to that goal.

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