The Effects Of Color In Interior Design
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COOL COLORS

VIOLET BLUE GREEN

Most all colors are based on nature, but like nature blue has a calming and The restful color of green can also be applied in many healthcare spaces. This color has a tranquil feel that soothes the nerves and mind.

Green used in operating rooms to neutralize the images of the bright red blood and muscles. Green is a splendid color to apply in a residential interior. It is relaxing and comforting to the hard working resident. Any room is accepting or a shade or tint or green.

Violet is less used as a primary color than the other colors mentioned. It adds elegance and affection to any interior, and can irradiate a marvellous richness. Many shy away from a large area of the shades of violet, yet have seen it used very effectively in both residential and commercial applications. Most of the time violet is reserved for the dining space, where task lighting is provided. Offices will use violet as accents with their neutrals and greens.

NEUTRALS

These colors range from shades of grays, whites and blacks to shades of browns and tans. These are great colors for spaces that desire flexibility. You have the option of change and addition of new and bold colors. The drawback is that without the emphasis of additional colors the room can become depressing and drab. These colors are used in penal institutions to keep excitement at a minimum.

Color application all comes down to personal preference. Any color can be used as long as that colors suites the resident. In commercial design color becomes less of a chose. Color must stimulate when stimulation is required and calm when relaxation is desired. The employment of color can have a tremendous effect on our physical mind. Many don’t notice way a restaurant is romantic. The deep red and violet walls never caught their attention, nor do they realize that the green and blue color scheme in the waiting room seemed to quiet their nerves. And, I’ll bet that the blue, orange and yellow walls of the children’s classroom weren’t thanked for the stimulation that aided their kids learning. Color will go unnoticed and only be subliminally picked up. But. sometimes that’s the point.

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