Array
Decorating

Did You Know That Color Can Control Your Mood?

Believe it or not, your paint choices play a huge role in how you feel

Shares
Photography: Koket (Main Photo)

Visual color stimulation plays a big role in interior design. Our chosen color combinations can elicit emotions and reactions, and even control functions of those who live in our homes. To give you an overview, industrial-organizational psychologist Karen Sacdalan and opthalmologist Dr. Asid Molina share these suggestions, per color type: 

1. Light tints, greens, and blues can help you relax.

"Light colors usually relax the mental processes. So it is best to convey colors that represent a more scenic and tranquil picture," says Karen. "Blue, green, and purple are some of the best choices if, for example, you want a bedroom to be cozy and conducive to rest and relaxation."

2. Bright colors are no-fail stimulants and energizers.

"Color-appropriateness is crucial to function. For example, if you want a stimulating activity for a particular room like a family room, various attractive and heavy colors of red, pink, green and yellow are colors that promote excitement and happiness," explains Karen. 

3. Say no to contrasting primaries.

Dr. Asid shares that a blue-and-red color combination can strain the eyes. "Yung color spectrum, one end is blue, and the other one is red. So nasa dalawang extremes sila, at pinagsama mo sila in a particular object, yung contrasting colors, nagkakaroon ng tinatawag na chromatic aberration, so nahihirapan ang mata natin na mag-cope doon sa difference ng kulay." 

This snippet originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of Real Living Magazine. Main photo by Koket.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

What Is A Sunroom And How Do You Make One At Home?

Build a special, relaxing little sunroom for your home with the help of these five pieces

Cainta Is Opening A Skate Park Soon

It will definitely add a new facet to the municipality

South Folks, Expect Heavier Traffic Along SLEX in the Coming Months

It's part of another #BuildBuildBuild project.

How To Choose The Right Pieces For Your Living Room

Whether you're looking for a sofa, an armchair, or much more, get ideas from this newly launched BGC store

6 Common Kitchen Organizing Mistakes and How to Solve Them

Stop hoarding pretty dinnerware!

How Much Do Filipinos Plan to Spend this Holiday Season?

Mobile shoppers are likely to splurge more, according to a survey conducted by Facebook Philippines

Check Out This Colorful Beach Resort in Baler

Presenting the location of your next fun weekend escape with the gang

4 Simple Things You Can Do To Lessen Your Aircon Usage

You don't always have to turn on your AC to bring the heat down in your home

6 Wonderful, Under the Radar Things to Do in Bohol

Whether you're a single traveler, on vacation with a partner or with your family, try these underrated experiences in Bohol.

Ask Yourself These 3 Important Questions Before Starting A Home Garden

Building your own indoor garden is about more than just aesthetics; it requires a lot of responsibility

Kitchen Specialty Stores, Ranked From Budget To Luxe

Here are one-stop-shops around the metro, from budget to break-the-bank, to help you create your dream kitchen

5 Places Where You Can Buy Beautiful Baskets

More than just a part of our décor, these must-haves can be used as storage, too
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!