Summer colors-Paint the town

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Summer-Day

Birds flying high, sun in the sky, breeze drifting on by, fish in the sea, blossom on the tree, sleep in peace as it is a summer day. It is time of the year when nature opens up, when colors are painted on this beautiful canvas of summer sky.

Colors play a vital role in our everyday life from influencing  our moods, to feelings and emotions. They also influence  our actions and how we respond to people, situations and ideas.We often use terms like, ‘feeling blue’, ‘in a black mood’, ‘green with envy’ or ‘seeing red’, without really thinking of the meaning behind the words.We find some colors uplifting and exciting while others depressing and draining that’s the extent of impact colors have on us.summer_day-wallpaper-1024x768

The colors of summer can be bright sky blue and other rich shades of blue. Olive and Mint green colors which help creating cheerful spaces.For calm and elegant spaces colors like mustard and grey play a key role.Rich color like tropical flowers or juicy mango reflect the color of summers.summer_day-wallpaper-1024x768

Let’s try and look at colors from three different perspective Psychology, color schemes and Vastu

Psychology

Color can change the way we perceive

On hot summer day its not just the Sun that can make one feel hotter warm colors, such as orange, red and yellow can cause people to think that its hot whereas  Cool colors, such as blue, green and light purple cause people to think that it is cool inside.warm-cool-colors

Linkage of Colors and emotions

Certain colors can activate different parts of our brains and this can vary according to belief’s of different cultures.Like the color red evokes the emotional response of rage/anger.Different hue of green can evoke response of admiration and acceptance.In Business scenario’s the color of meeting rooms , in household color of a kids bedroom can be linked on the basis of the emotional response required to be evoked.

Color orange is associated with good values,color pink is known for easing and calming people down no wonder it is linked with females who are known it have more patience (I can see a woman smiling behind the screen :p).

The chart below indicates the emotional response linked with different colors

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Color Schemes

Complementary Color Scheme
Complementary colors are across from each other on the color wheel, such as red and green, blue and yellow, or purple and orange. Rooms with a complementary color scheme  provide a clear separation of colors and often are more formal . So it is best used in area’s such as the living room or dining room.paul-raeside---5196

Analogous Color Scheme
Analogous colors are next to each other on the color wheel, such as yellow and green, blue and violet, or red and orange. Rooms using an analogous color scheme typically are more causal, restful. This color scheme is best used in the more informal settings such as  Family rooms, dens and bedrooms — places where you’re searching for rest and peace at the end of the day

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Vastu

~As per Vastu color has healing power like color red can help simulate brain waves and help in curing heat and blood pressure related issues

~Color white on the ceiling is for attracting positive energy

~Bright colors are not considered very auspicious compared to the cool and light hues

~Study room in light orange can help simulate memory power

~Green helps in eliminating negative energy and help create a positive aura

One of the best things about color is that you can change wall color often. Think carefully before you paint your space about how you want people to feel and perform. Although the wall color can’t perform miracles, it can certainly give you a boost in the right direction.

So go paint the town in your color :)cf4c96676074432ee10e4a6b44478e69

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