No matter where your home décor preferences lie, there are certain colors that you may want to consider using as accents around the home, because they can actually help boost your mood and make you happier.
There is scientific evidence to back it up.
Science says yellow and green home decor can help to make you happier when spending time at home.
According to research done at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, Netherlands, one study showed that adults felt happier when in the presence of yellow and green. Since these two colors remind us of sunshine and grassy green fields, we’re not surprised at these findings. After all, studies suggest that spending time in nature helps to fight depression.
“We all have natural reactions to color – a clear blue sky can make us feel more peaceful; a bunch of daffodils, more optimistic. So it’s no surprise that the colors in your home can have an impact on your mood, too. Red, for instance, tends to be stimulating, and blue, calming”, says color researcher Nancy J. Stone, PhD, a professor of psychology at Creighton University. How pure and bright a color’s shade is can come into play, too, as well as personal associations with the color. Here’s how you can tap into the power of color to feel happier, calmer, or more inspired – without a huge paint job.
Blue for calm, good for bedroom, bath*
Red and violet help boost energy — good for the home office. You would think red and violet would also be good for kitchens.
Maybe I’ll paint our kitchen red & violet and see if the energy boost helps me lose weight.