When choosing a color for your space it is important to think about what will work aesthetically, but it's also helpful to take into account the evocative nature of the color you choose. You may want to paint your office a soothing blue, for it's relaxing traits, but too much blue in a space can be depressing. So to compliment the blue in a space and add balance it might be good to add a Pop color like Yellow, which promotes hope and intellectual focus.
Feng Shui, an Eastern methodology, which deals with the interaction of a person and his or her space. I refer to feng shui for tips to achieve the desired energy in my space or when I am trying to reach a certain goal in my life or in a relationship. Feng Shui offers insight into colors, their energy and the impact colors can make in a space and in your activities. I recommend the book, Feng Shui with What You Have, if you're new to the method and interested in using Feng Shui concepts in your home or office space.
Here's a little insight on color according to the Feng Shui tradition:
Blue: Soothing, relaxing, decreases appetite
Red: Stimulates, motivates, increases appetite
Orange: Warm and welcoming, promotes interaction
Yellow: Promotes cheerfulness, hope, compassion
Green: Soothing, healing, and peaceful
Purple: Color of spirituality, lends to creativity and higher consciousness
Brown: Represents security, groundedness, status quo
Black: Seen as sophisticated, mysterious, powerful
White: Signifies cleanliness, order
Color can completely alter the spirit of the space not only when used in paint color but in the selection of accessories and decor of a space.
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