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Color Psychology: How Emotions Are Associated With Colors

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Did you know the colors in your home can transform your energy and emotions?

That's right! Colors can have a profound effect on us psychologically, often transforming our own feelings and emotions when in a space. Those emotions can range from feeling energetic and enthusiastic to calm and collected.

Colors can also affect our bodies. Some colors can increase our heart rates, while others can slow it down. Certain colors can even encourage brain activity and increase creativity and thoughtfulness.

Given that color has such extensive capabilities to transform us, selecting the right color for your home can really make all the difference in your well-being and health.


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And maybe you’re thinking to yourself, “But have you seen how many options are out there? Paint swatches alone are endless!” Yes, trust me, I have seen the endless amount of possibilities, but I’m here to help you narrow it down to colors that speak to you, and find the ones that evoke the emotions you want in your home.

In order to help you on your journey to find peace within your home and feel a greater sense of balance, I’m laying out what emotions are typically tied to each of the seven main colors found on the color spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet (or Roy G Biv if you remember that fun acronym from school days!).

I’ll be covering these topics:

A brief history of color therapy

The individual and color association

Colors and their psychological and physiological effects: