Psychology of Color

Color Emotion

We definitely feel different emotions when we perceive various colors.
The frequencies emitted from the shade or hue observed can leave a lasting impression on us.
  We each have colors that ‘move’ us. We like, or even love, some more than others. It is a very real emotional response; if not an exact science. The psychology of color is well documented already.
These are just a few examples:
Red…yes, red does evoke several strong reactions from most of us!
Passion, and even anger can be strirred in the sensitive soul by many of the various shades of red we find in our every day life. It can be a good color to paint at least one wall in a bedroom to elicit a more active love life, so says my sister Bridget who is a very successful Florida interior decorator. The high energy given off by a bright red is vibrant! Who has not reacted to the bright candy apple red of a sports car on occasion?
Blue can be as calming as water itself. It can be dark and contemplative, or pale and serene. Each shade, hue, and value has its own ‘language’ and can speak in volumes. A royal color to add to any pallette of paint, fabric, or accessory.
Yellow, so bright and cheerful, is an appealing color to bring more light into a room, a dish, or a wardrobe/ensemble. It can ‘talk’ to us in an uplifting voice to say the way this day is made to be rejoiced!
These are merely the primary colors and when you add them together to make millions of various tones of purple, green, orange and more; you get an idea of the variety of emotions we humans are capable of feeling…hundreds if not thousands of combinations to play with and consider.
Have fun with it! This thing called color can be a real joy!

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Create your space so as to love it!

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By the way…this home was unlivable two years ago so it was purchased for a song…only a fraction of its true value and all the hard work has certainly been worth it. I love the beach so i have used a theme of ‘shabby chic’ and the colors to correspond with this.

Wood Carvers

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The Carvers

Sit quietly, contemplate; before solitary work begins
Earnestly find truthful studies, subjects learned of
See the flow, ways grains grow in each piece offered
Any tree, once alive, though its sap has quelled and dried…
Gains a new chance, some formed function in conjuntion with life

Begin by removal of all excess, slivers shaved away
Uncover all housed under; beneath blocks or slabs
Sticks chosen have figures hidden under surfaces
Release the secret suns, stars to shine, new moons
Feathered birds appear to fly high when made right

Smoothed surfaces decorated, painted and stained
Carved detail etched, extemporous shards whittled
Away with any mess, you bet; so others see clearly
Beauty is created here for anothers enjoyment also
Excitement grows, pride may swell, work done well

God helps creativity escape from our fingers freed
Weathered hands, yea, tell stories silently: a creed
Blessed, become more well known, through a need
Gab and laugh while we share experiences in deed
Lifetimes multiplied through company others lead

Sharp knives shape lives, cut into depths of wood
Aged flesh and bone begin to sing that spoken of
Stone sharpens awls, tools make grooves, lighten
Forms break through to enlighten ever more often
Experiences given, shared; repeats so many lessons
Learned as written, told in person, willing to listen
For better to hear, see, and feel together, revelation

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