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Colors Decorating

The best colors for a perfect home

Do you want to decorate your home to make yourself as well as other people feel comfortable, happy or energetic when they enter every single room? Then you should learn more about how to use colors to make the most out of your home. Different colors have different meanings, but you shouldn’t just pick a color by reading about their meanings, you should also follow your heart and choose the colors you prefer to have around you.

I really like the colors on the photo shown above. I think white and light blue are very beautiful together, and I could definitely see myself bring these colors into my house. I do have one concern though, and that’s the warm and welcoming issue. Is light blue and white really warm and welcoming? Beautiful, yes absolutely! But warm and welcoming? Not sure. I do however think that they solved this issue in a great way in the room shown above as they’ve used a few other colors as well to soften things up a bit, and that’s all you need. It makes the room look a lot warmer, don’t you think?

What does the colors mean?

If you’re stuck with white and can’t decide what color to use in the home, you may want to figure out what different colors mean, and I’ve decided to give you a short color guide.

Yellow is a very popular color in the home decorating genre this year, and it’s easy to understand why as it’s a happy and quite cheerful color which brings life into any room.

Orange can be a good color to use in rooms where you plan to have many guests, and where you plan to hold parties and dinners as orange improves social behavior.

Pink is a color with two different faces. You can choose a soft pink color and get a soft and gentle and soothing feeling, but you can also go for a sharper pink and get a very vibrant and stimulating feeling.

Green is a color coming from the nature, and the good thing is that it can be used with almost any color as it’s quite neutral. It may also have a calming effect, just like various blue shades.

When you’re going to change the colors at home you need to consider the effect from the various colors. What effect would you like to get? Would you like to calm down after a busy day at work? Then you should consider choosing a lavender shade, as this has a calming effect, and allows you to relax completely. Is it your home office that you’re going to re-decorate? Then you may want to go with some kind of blue, as blue tend to improve the productivity. Blue is not only a color that is good to use in the office though. Blue also has a calming effect, and it’s said to decrease the blood pressure and the heart rate as well. Light blue shades are more effective if it’s the calming effect you’re after.

Yellow is known to provide more energy, which is of course great in many cases. You may want to paint the kitchen walls yellow, as yellow is supposed to improve your metabolism. Maybe something for everyone who’s trying to lose some weight.

It’s interesting, don’t you think? The more I read about colors, the more I realize that the room above is probably quite perfect, as the colour is as light as a blue can be, and therefore very calming as well as stylish.