Light is absorbed by our eyes and transformed into another type of energy that allows us to recognize color. This energy influences our behavior and can be perceived even by people who are visually challenged. Light energy accelerates the pineal and pituitary glands that control hormones and other body systems.
So, the choice of color on your furniture reflects your mood and personality. Below are the different colors and its effect – you may want to check them out before you purchase your new furniture:
Red – the color of blood and fire – intensifies, invigorates and stimulates the body, boosts the heart rate, brain waves and respiration. Kids’ furniture with solid or strikes of red will stimulate learning and activity. However, if your kids are prone to tantrums, red finishes might be a bad idea.
Blue – the color of ocean and sky– is a soothing color. Pleasant and wonderful dreams can soothe your night if the interior of your bedroom is in styles and shades of blue. Unlike red, blue lowers blood pressure, respiration and heart rate. Blue furniture should be picked out by those who are living in warm places. Some studies show that blue furniture in the classroom can help school kids. Children with tantrums are found to be calmer after staying in a classroom painted with blue and furnished with blue student desks. Pink is another calming color and can also soothe the body and mood. Pink beds, sofas or sectionals provide tranquility and peace of mind.
Orange – the color of citrus and carrots – helps in appetite. Are your kids picky on what they eat? Choose orange kitchen furniture or those with maple and light wood finishes. Orange and wood finishes boosts appetite and reduces stress and fatigue. So if you are on a strict diet, avoid orange.
Yellow – the color of egg yolks and sunflowers – boosts memory. Furniture with yellow finishes stimulates recall. If you often forget your car keys or wallet, a touch of yellow in your living room might help you remember. Yellow also increases heart rate but milder than red does.
Green – the color of spring – reminds us of new beginnings. Like blue and pink, green relaxes the body and mind since it conjures tranquility and hope. Scientific studies suggest that green is good in controlling the anxiety related with the strict control of restraining yourself from over eating. So, that green curio might be a good idea.
Now that you know more about which colors bring what moods, you will find it easier narrowing your options for your new furniture.