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Violet-It has long been associated with spirituality. It acts on the subconscious, lending the individual spiritual strength and opening up intuitiveness. Violet should be ideally be used in bedrooms and treatment rooms. Some people find its calming effects helpful for study so you could use as part of your study/library décor. Violet is not ideal for entertainment areas.
Blue-It is the colour associated with peace and infinity. It is widely regarded as a cold colour due to its relaxing effect. The colour is indicated in chromo therapy to heal complaints involving congestion, pain, suppuration and plethora. Its calming effects can also be harnessed to help calm down hyperactive children. Blue can be used in any room in the house except those used for physical play or other activities.
Green-This is the colour of nature and is regarded as being a neutral factor. It is neither astringent nor relaxing in its impact. It promotes harmony and balance and in essence, creates a soothing influence in both body and mind. Depending on the shade, green can be used in most areas of the home. It should however be combined well with other colors otherwise harmony and balance could quickly turn into indecision and inactivity.
Yellow-It helps strengthen the nerves, awakens mental inspiration and stimulates higher mental activity. It promotes a feeling of confidence and has been known to be helpful for study as it helps one stay alert. Yellow is ideal for entrance halls and activity rooms. Avoid using yellow in the bedroom since it can keep your mind "switched on" thus interfering with sleep.
Orange- It promotes joy and happiness. It is indicated if you have persistent feeling of pessimism, depression, fear and psychosis. Orange can also stimulate creativity and it is the colour associated with fun and sociability. It can be used in any creative or activity areas in the house.
Red- It simulates energizing and exciting emotions. It also stimulates appetite. It can be used in any activity area but the chosen tone and depth must reflect the space within which it is used. Variations of red can make spaces seem warm and cozy hence its popularity in restaurants.
White- A mixture of all the colors. It emphasizes purity and illuminates our thoughts, giving them clarity. Though white can be used in any room, some people find it intimidating and it should ideally be broken up with other decoration/ornaments/pictures/plants etc.
Colour therapy, also known as chromotherapy, draws on the positive effects of various colors to balance your body's energy centers. So it's not a bad idea to keep in mind the influence of your colour choices when picking the paint for your home.
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