When it comes to design, color is an incredibly powerful tool. For example, do you ever notice how many fast food companies use the color red in their logo? Or, have you stopped to wonder why so many social media platforms feature the color blue? Different hues evoke different associations and reactions – like red’s energy boosting and hunger-inducing effects, or blue’s associations with safety and dependability.
You too can harness the power of color – right in your own new home! Whether by painting the walls or including pops of unique hues in your décor, incorporating the effects of color psychology in your space is a great way to help create the right “feel” in your home’s various rooms. Unsure of where to start? Read on for a few ways that color in interior design can influence your mood!
Create a Calm Oasis
Dealing with the hustle and bustle of everyday life makes a strong case for needing to come home to serene surroundings. Good news – there’s easy ways to incorporate calming colors into your home décor! Start super simple – white is a perfect neutral color to create a blissful, clean-slate space. White walls help to create an open feeling to rooms, creating the illusion of extra spaciousness, as well. There’s a reason why you see so many pristine, white, spa-like luxury bathrooms for this reason!
If you’re hoping to get in more color, however, there’s plenty of other options. Blue is a classic choice – drawing associations with nature through water and sky. This soothing hue has a calming effect and is even associated with healing, tranquility, and stability. A soft blue palette could be the perfect choice for a serene bedroom, while a darker, bolder, sapphire blue could create the perfect stylish living room. Alternatively, try a shade of green! Associated with nature, growth, and freshness, decorating with green and evoke a sense of restfulness and stress relief for the perfect place to rest your head.
Energize Your Space
Keeping calm is plenty important – but, sometimes, when we’re feeling sluggish, we need a change of scenery and mindset to kick our day into gear. What better way to do this than to incorporate some bold pops of color? To start, consider a bold touch of red – this shade comes with associations of passion, love, strength, and energy. If a full coat of red paint feels a bit too intense for your tastes, try adding it in small doses with some accent pillows, fun artwork, a rug, or a piece of furniture – your options are endless!
Orange is red’s zesty neighbor – a bit toned down, but very fresh, exciting, and warm. If you’re decorating new homes in Palm Coast Florida, incorporating a touch of orange might be a great way to pay homage to our state’s favorite fruit! Alternatively, a home in the Sunshine State would be incomplete without a touch of happiness-inducing yellow – a great choice to liven up a kitchen or dining room with an optimistic feel.
Boost Your Creativity
Feeling stuck in a creative rut? Blank-slate, new construction surroundings probably aren’t helping – so adding some fun colors associated with uniqueness, playfulness, and creativity can be a great way to put you into a new frame of mind! What are your best options? Start with a pop of purple – this creativity-associated hue can also add a luxurious touch to your space, with a hint of drama and mystery. This might be perfect for a living room or special entryway, setting the tone for your home right from the door.
Pink is another great choice, and offers various options – a lighter, blush tone can be a subtle way to add some sweetness and inspiration to a space, while more bold, hot pink or magenta pops can be dramatic and artsy. The energy of orange and yellow can also serve as a creativity boost in your space – and any of these hues can be incorporated easily into a hobby room, home office, sitting area, or anywhere else you need a imaginative spark!
With a few of these color associations in your back pocket, you’ll be well on your way to shaping your space to meet your lifestyle needs – whether you’re looking to get that extra early morning boost or to find a peaceful resting spot when the day is done. Vanacore Homes is excited to see you achieve your dream space – and that’s why we’re here to help! Now is the perfect time to explore crafting your new space in Palm Coast or Ormond Beach new homes. As the winners of multiple awards for our quality home designs, we’re prepared to tailor a home to meet your needs. Contact us today to learn more about our homebuilding services and communities to begin the process of building the custom home of your dreams!