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Improve your health and mentality with colour

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

A rich and dramatic colour that creates a romantic, mysterious and luxurious vibe and is great for sparking creativity. Paler colours such as lavender and lilac are calming and light.

 

Orange – Brings bursts of energy

An exciting colour that brings bursts of energy and enthusiasm. It’s a great colour to exercise around, but not so good for rooms in which we need to calm down and focus.

 

Red – Known to raise blood pressure

Bold and intense, red is known to raise blood pressure, heartbeat and cause irritability, but it is a great colour to use for rooms where you plan to socialise.

 

Pink – Relieves feelings of anger

Pink can have a calming effect on the nerves and helps relieve feelings of anger, aggression and neglect. It is said that the longer that you are exposed to pink the calmer you become.

 

 

 

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