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Selecting a Color Theme for Your Bedroom

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When it comes to personal favorites, we are usually ready to fight ourselves to the ground to have a bedroom painted the color we want. Unlike the more public parts of your house (like the living room) your bedroom often represents your personal likes, with particular color schemes.

Do Colors Actually Affect Moods?

The effect of color on the psyche is a widely debated topic  and color psychology has demonstrated that perception, thoughts, and our reactions are influenced by the colors around us. It is believed that every color has its own impact on us. For example, the color red: Its effect is physical as it stimulates us and raises the pulse rate. It is strong and very basic, lacking subtlety. It is stimulating and lively, very friendly. At the same time, it can be perceived as demanding and aggressive, whereas yellow is perceived to be the strongest color psychologically.

Choosing colors that evoke a soothing, relaxing mood is important when it comes to bedrooms, instead of intense, glaring colors that may seem unsettling or daunting.

Decorate your Space Dark to Light:

Being as close to nature as possible is bound to be soothing to humans. “Any interior space that replicates the outside world,” the renowned designer Mark McCauley says. “The exterior environment is generally darker below our feet (the earth itself), medium-valued as you look straight ahead (buildings/trees) and lighter values skyward.” Coloring your floors dark, walls medium and the ceilings light will help you achieve that effect.

Keep in Mind the Architecture.

The color scheme is the dependent variable and one thing it depends on is architecture. Your choice of colors of your rooms should be according to the architecture, in order to prevent it from looking off. If you have a small bedroom in your house, don’t paint it white to make it seem bigger. Let your big rooms expand with light, and your small rooms snug and homely to seem cozy according to the architecture.

Incorporate Your Personal Taste:

If you decorate honestly, according to your aesthetic sense, you will not only pull off an idiosyncratic look, people will appreciate it because it reflects you. That means if you want to make every room in your house red, white and blue, go for it. That’s the way of achieving individuality, and what’s better than having people walk in your house and exclaim how it reflects your personality! Also, something that is completely according to your taste is naturally bound to be homely and restful for you.

Lighting:

Lighting should be considered as an added and inevitable part of the color scheme. Why? It accents and compliments your color scheme. Having a great color scheme but lighting that doesn’t go with it would be a total waste. Choose the lights that not only look nice with the colors of your bedroom but positively make it shine.