Science says that just looking at colours can relax you…. Did you know?
Colour has a huge impact on us, psychologically, emotionally and even physically. For example, red can trigger your stress response, making you anxious, whilst other colours can calm you down. When you are feeling stressed, you can use colour to help ground you.
To help you with this, here’s my top 7 relaxing colours to suit your mood! and a stress-free living.
Peaceful, calm and gentle, it has huge power to help with stress. It’s a very soothing colour that can help calm your mind, slow down your heart rate, lower your blood pressure and reduce anxiety. Blue is also believed to have an astringent effect. When choosing blue for the home, it’s best to look at softer shades for a calming effect.
Green reflects quiet and harmonious (think a quiet walk in the woods). It is one of the most comforting colours that brings feelings of harmony, these feelings can help diffuse anxiety and keep us calm and refreshed. Beige greens and pale yellow-greens are the most stress-reducing shades in the green family.
Pink is another colour that promotes peace and tranquility. Many believe pink soothes strong energies in a room and keeps them understated. It’s peacefulness promotes a balance of energies. And, although pink is considered feminine and is often seen in a baby girl’s nursery room, it’s energy is universal and the right shade of pink can look beautiful in any room.
White brings freshness and clarity. It is perfect to be surrounded with in times of stress and will help you clarify your thoughts. When painting a white room, remember that whilst white needs to be a clean, bright white it also needs to not be too stark because if it looks dirty and dull, your emotions can mirror the same dullness. Careful not to use too much white in any one area as it can be over stimulating.
Violet brings strength, peace and wisdom. It helps to bring balance and inner peace. It is said to be good for bone growth by helping to maintain the potassium and sodium balance of the body. Many consider violet to create a peaceful environment and studies even suggest that the power of meditation can be much greater under violet light (up to 10x!). If all-violet is too strong, try placing a flower in a visual place or use a Violet coloured decoration.
Many of us think of grey as a dull, boring and a bit depressing colour. But actually grey has a very soothing and cooling presence. When paired with blue or white it can create a nice relaxing atmosphere or even helps intensify other colours like yellow.
There’s something very positive about yellow that makes you feel lively and energetic as soon as you see it. It is said that people in a yellow room are more active and conscious then people in other coloured rooms. To begin your day with energy, try painting your kitchen or breakfast area yellow (in full or parts) or for a more subtle look, keep something yellow in a visual place, a vase of flowers perhaps.
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