Does green refresh you? Here's why. Color Psychology - Part 6 in Deocorate with Color Series

Updated: May 17

Green = calm is considered the most restful color for the eye.


Combining the refreshing quality of blue and the cheerfulness of yellow, green is suited for almost any room of the house. In the kitchen, green cools things down; in a family room or living room, it encourages unwinding, but has enough warmth to promote comfort and togetherness.


Green also has a calming effect when used as a main color for accessorizing. The psychology behind the color is believed to relieve stress by helping people relax.


Color psychology - green in home decor

You'll find blue-green combinations relaxing and restful.

This combination has a way of cooling things down.

Colors next to each other on the color wheel are called analogous color schemes.


Color psychology - power of complimentary colors

Compare the harmony of blue--green above, to below. The complimentary of green, orange, on the color wheel, livens up green, giving it more excitement!


Color psychology - softer analogous colors

Whereas adding yellow, puts green into between the energy of the complimentary of green-orange and analogous colors of blue-green like above.




Color psychology - green with pink for contemporary fun

Bright colors create their own energy. It's fun to pair the cool color of green with the 'hot' color of pink. Things almost start to sizzle!


Color Psychology - green to fit your personality

Finding your balance in the right amount and the right shades of green is the secret.


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