I am sure you know that every very colour can trigger a different mood, emotion or feeling in your space – so picking the right colour for you at the beginning is key. But did you know certain colours are believed to improve your health – both physically and mentally? Below is a brief guide outlining how each colour is believed to help both your physical and mental health, so you can pick the right colour for you – and your space.
Blue – Known to help lower blood pressure!
A calming colour that can make you feel centred, relaxed and serene. It is known to help lower blood pressure, clear the mind and help steady a person’s breathing. Be careful as pastel blues can come across as cold. Light, warm blues are great and are easily balanced with warm hues and furnishing.
Yellow – Increases your energy
Brightens your mood and increases your energy. Yellow can catch the sunlight and leave you with an uplifting feeling of joy.
White – Leaves you feeling clean
Not necessarily an energy nor calm inducing colour, white gives a happy medium that leaves you feeling clean. White rooms give an automatic feel of cleanliness and purity. The colour white itself stands for protection, innocence and goodness.
Green – Helps to reduce anxiety
This is a great colour for a home office as it symbolises prosperity and helps to reduce anxiety. It is one of the most restful colours for your eyes and is known to be restorative, mind-clearing and encourages composure. It can also creates an outdoorsy, natural feel if mixed with plenty of plants and matching decoration.
Purple – Great for sparking creativity
Orange – Brings bursts of energy
Red – Known to raise blood pressure
Pink – Relieves feelings of anger