**Re-blog of an older story that got deleted when my site crashed**
I am a woman that has always dealt with high stress, in my daily life. In the last years of my twenties, I focused on learning ways to help unwind at the end of a stress filled day. Now, in my early 30’s, I know where [what I call] my “Peace Place” is.
When I say “home”, I don’t necessarily mean being cooped up. No. I just mean that your home should be a tranquil retreat from negativity and chaos. A place that when you turn your key in the lock, you open a door to happiness, calm, and a visual display of what makes you feel at your best.
In my case, I love luxury. In the form of fresh whites, silvers, golds, and unexpected pops of color throughout. As far as my design style, I love and use a mix of Art Deco, Contemporary, and Eclectic, in my own home.
The Psychological Effect of Color in Your Personal Space
In art school, I studied color psychology and how certain hues can alter our moods. Not everyone will react the same way with all colors. For me, a red wall (depending on it’s shade) can cause me to feel uneasy or a sense of chaos, in a space.
I could not have a red wall or too much red incorporated in my personal space. I wear it (my lipstick is usually red), but I couldn’t go to sleep in a room with red walls. This is something that you should think about, when designing your personal space. Especially a space where you will spend most of your time, or even if it’s just your space that you plan to use as your “peace place”.
Look at color swatches and visualize them in your home. Think about how you feel while looking at them. Do you feel like they would make you calm, energized, angry, or passionate? What emotion do you want to feel in each space of your home? You don’t have to follow the same theme in every room, but make sure that you have spaces devoted to your needs.
For my home office, I prefer to feel more energized and creative. For that, I like using; white, yellow, orange, purple, gold, or pink (still, no red). One thing that you need to know is that this is all depending on your own moods and needs for good vibes.
Color can indeed influence a person; however, it is important to remember that these effects differ between people. Factors such as gender, age, and culture can influence how an individual perceives color. For example, males reported that red colored outfits made women seem more attractive, while women answered that the color of a male’s outfit did not affect his attractiveness. Wikipedia