How certain colors can affect your mood 

Red - evokes a sense of energy and power and is a great color to make a bold statement. Try using it as an accent color with accessories or on one wall of a room to draw the attention to a fireplace or great piece of art.

There are many studies out there that prove color can significantly affect one’s emotions, so how do you know what colors to use in your home? Understanding your own feelings can help you decide what colors to use in different rooms throughout the house. Here are some common color associations to keep in mind when perusing for the perfect hue:

Red evokes a sense of energy and power, and is a great color to make a bold statement. Try using it as an accent color in a room or on a highlight wall. This no-nonsense color can also draw the attention to a central room feature like the fireplace or great piece of art.

Orange makes people feel happy and is a great inviting color that promotes extroverted behavior. The kitchen is an excellent place for orange because it’s often a social gathering space. Who couldn’t use a little extra friendliness? If orange is too bold for your walls, try accenting with orange decor on your tabletops and kitchen cabinets.

Yellow often evokes feelings of optimism and mental clarity. Try using it in the office space to keep you focused and pleasantly productive.

Green is a very healing color as it draws thoughts back to nature. It’s a great color to use in bathrooms to create a spa-like feel. If the color itself isn’t pleasing on the wall, plants are a great option to bring some greenery into the home.

Blue has a very calming effect on people. Shades of blue are great colors to use in the bedroom because they promote deep relaxation, imagination and intuitive thinking.

Purple is another color that can promote creativity and help stimulate artistic ability. This lovely tone would be ideal for an artists’ studio, office space or craft room.