Posts tagged "colors"
How the Psychology of Colors Can Improve Your Home

How the Psychology of Colors Can Improve Your Home

Colors are important. We don’t need to tell you that. They affect our mood in different ways and alter how we see things. From the color of the walls to the color of your accent pieces, your artwork, color is important in everything! We’ve got some examples of what colors to use in which rooms and why, featuring Design Seeds!

Blue is the most productive color! Which means this color should go into your office. It’s the color that invokes serenity and productivity and it’s the most used color for offices, conference rooms, and study rooms. It also helps curb your appetite! Blue is often most used in corporate business logos because its constructive and not invasive.

 

Green means tranquility and health. Green is the color of health, nature and money money money money! Use greens in your bedroom to achieve that tranquility you so rightly deserve. Green is also known for helping people heal better when they have a cold or a stomach ache. Green has always been a color that represents fertility and was actually a wedding gown color choice back in the day, like 15th century! Notice that the green M&M is the hottest one….

 

 

Pink is calming, soothing and warm. But also invokes sweetness! Duh. This is a great color for a kid’s bedroom between newborn and 5 years old. For a wall color, this keeps the room bright and calm even in the middle of winter! Pink is also a color that represents love and romance when paired with red and most often used during that one holiday…Pink’s seen as a pretty feminine color so it’s used in a lot brands specific to women like Victoria’s Secret and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Yellow increases the metabolism, brightens the room and gives you energy! So that means this color is PERFECT for the kitchen! Yellow is such a cheerful color that gives off a sunshine vibe that everyone needs. Do NOT put this in your baby’s room because apparently yellow makes babies cry :/ Don’t overuse yellow! The best ways to bring yellow into the kitchen are potted sunflowers, dishes, curtains and maybe a hint of color in the walls!

Lavender calms the nerves and induces relaxation. It’s why lavender tea is good for chilling you out. A perfect color the living room! It’s a bit unconventional for the living room but why not try it out? Start small with a ru But lavender and hues like it have been known to represent royalty, wealth, success and wisdom. Notice something? These are all attributes people strive to achieve in their life. Color is so powerful it can help you out more than you realize!

Red encourages your appetite! So it is the best fit for a dining room! If you’re too afraid to paint the walls red, get dining chairs in red, add a red centerpiece, a red rug! Red evokes strong emotions, intense passion. Why do you think so many restaurants use red in their logos? From McDonald’s to Applebee’s to KFC, red is a subtle poke to your stomach. We’re hungry right now just looking at it! So limit your red to the kitchen or dining room where appetites can be be satisfied!

 

 

 

 

Source

From blah to BAM: adding color into your home

From blah to BAM: adding color into your home

Injecting some color into a bland room can seem very daunting. But it’s important for the spring to add a little BAM to your home! We’ve some examples and tips...

Read More ›
March Color Challenge: Scuba Blue & Tangerine!

March Color Challenge: Scuba Blue & Tangerine!

We don’t know if you noticed but March is ALL ABOUT COLOR!! We’ve been having a lot of fun with Pantone’s Spring 2015 colors so we decided to ask a...

Read More ›
Scuba Blue & Tangerine + VCF’s Avenue Sofa= Neoclassical Bohemian

Scuba Blue & Tangerine + VCF’s Avenue Sofa= Neoclassical Bohemian

The first thing we noticed about the about the VCF Avenue Sofa was this subtle pairing of styles. The sofa is clearly a nod to danish modern designs of the...

Read More ›
Color Combos for Every Room!

Color Combos for Every Room!

When decorating your home sometimes you don’t know which colors go best with that new sofa you just got or whether you should add in accent pillows or plants because...

Read More ›
Light VS Dark Walls: Who wins?

Light VS Dark Walls: Who wins?

When you’re moving into a home, you have a million things to think about and consider. One of them is the choice between light or dark walls and how to...

Read More ›
Back to Black: Everyone's favorite neutral

Back to Black: Everyone’s favorite neutral

Color is every home’s best friend. But never forget your neutrals, for they are the foundation of your home. Black is a neutral that never gets old. So fasten your...

Read More ›
Into the future: 2015's hottest home trends!

Into the future: 2015′s hottest home trends!

Out with the old and in with the newest trends of 2015! From sapphire to copper, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite trends for the new year. Take a look!...

Read More ›

Shopping Guide: Getting the right gift by personality

Shopping for people can be particularly hard. Especially if you may not know too much about them. But the best thing to do is find at least one thing that they like to talk about or check for context clues whether its on their desk at work, in the room, what they’re wearing or what they post about on social media. We’ve made a little starter kit for people who need a little help getting started on gift buying with these gifts tailored to a personality!

 

If your friend is a traveller, they just might LOVE our Britannia Collection or our Eiffel Tower print. Something that reminds them of their wanderlust and need for exploration.

Or maybe your buddy is a fierce animal lover with a passion for fashionable prints and a need to have it everywhere. That Zebra Accent Chest would be the perfect gift for them. Or maybe the Safari Cube Ottoman to really get into their wild side?

 

Everyone knows an artist, someone who loves the abstract beauty of lines and color. Why not get them the Black Hole wall piece, it looks like it’s floating in midair! Or even the aesthetically pleasing Olympia table would be a good fit.

Wine lovers are easy to please, we always say. Get them warm colored pieces and plenty of storage units to house their multitude of bottles. The Vegas Bar is one of our favorite pieces because it’s simple and chic. Your buddy will love it.

 

Everyone knows a bookworm, you might even be one yourself! The Camryn bookcase is the king of bookcases, it’s gorgeous and will go with anything. Once they grab their book, they can fall back on the Camino chair with a nice throw. Wonderful.

Mixing warms & cools for a stimulating look

Mixing warms & cools for a stimulating look

Color = power. It stimulates the mind. It wakes you up. No hate to those who love an all-white, crisp room but color is healing and it can change the...

Read More ›
Add Color to Complete Your Home's Story

Add Color to Complete Your Home’s Story

Dare to add color to your home! We’re not talking about just adding random colors everywhere all willy nilly. We’re talking about adding just the right amount and shade of...

Read More ›
Infusing Autumn into Your Home

Infusing Autumn into Your Home

Summer is winding down and fall is quickly approaching. Mild days mean it’ll soon be time to bring the sweaters out of storage and shake out your favorite quilt as...

Read More ›