Colors affect our minds, our physiologies, and our social interactions. The colors you choose when decorating a room can have an effect on any occasion that you hold there. The dining room is a place of delicate social situations that occurs between the most intimate of relationships. By first considering the psychological effects of the following colors, one can help to make the dining room a more relaxing place to eat and gather.
The first thing to consider when choosing a dining rooms colors, are the effects they will have on appetite. The color blue is a well known appetite suppressant. This is because there is very little blue food found in nature. The color blue isn’t exactly a weight loss program; it simply causes a slight psychological change that makes people feel less hungry. Avoiding this color will help guests to better enjoy they’re meals.
Recognized as a stimulant, red color is inherently exciting and the amount of red is directly related to the level of energy perceived. Use red to grab attention and to get people to take action! Red draws attention and a keen use of red as an accent can immediately focus attention on a particular element. There are various shades of the color red: scarlet, crimson, vermillion, carmine, maroon, burgundy, ruby, rose, madder, rouge, brick, blood red, blush, fire engine red, cinnabar, russet, rust, Venetian red, flame, Indian red, tomato…
Red is the color of passion, but if you’re too passionate about the color you may be seeing red (literally) in your home. “Red can go everywhere from cheery and happy to angry and aggressive,” says designer Don Raney. “That’s what you’ve got to keep in mind when using red in a room. When is too much too much and when is it not enough.”
A quiet, comfortable and harmonious – is this description of the ideal home that we all envision and desire? These are first associations when you think about the interior of neutral colors. Therefore, it is always useful to use this color scheme in home decoration.
Neutral colors are beige, ivory, taupe, black, gray, and white. All shades of gray and brown are suitable for unpretentious decorated sitting corner, but the impression can be completely changed with some glamorous details, such as tufted carpets, modern and impressive glass table or decorative mirror. Similar atmosphere can be achieved in the bedroom, where matt surfaces and soft light enhances the impression of peace and harmony, while fans of a minimalistic luxury will choose blankets and cushions of neutral colors.