Your bedroom is starting to look a little bland from years of use. maybe it's time for a new coat of paint, a new color to liven things up. Instead of the boring, cream color it was before, you want to cover it with a nice, bold red. Seems like a decent color for a bedroom, a spicy color. What you need to know is that the mind works in amazing ways, and is easily influenced by the colors in any room, even while sleeping. What you need to know, is which colors to choose for which room, and how it will affect your daily life.
Colors That Influence Your Emotions
What color should your bedroom be? living room? What you don't know about choosing your favorite color, is that one wrong choice could have a drastic affect on your emotions.
The Subconscious Of The Brain
While you sleep...
Tidbit about the subconscious brain
The subconscious of your brain is just another part of your mind, but you use is far more than your conscious brain. During the day, you are constantly using your brain; mathematical problems, driving to work etc. but do you know that behind all that thought, there is another state of mind chugging away, executing all those plans you have in store?
Conscious vs. Subconscious
Even though you are using most areas of your brain all day; the left (logical) side and the right (creative) side, your subconscious never stops. That's right, it is still working even as you sleep, creating patterns and symbols in your dreams, but it also like another level of consciousness.
Ever hear that saying, "sleep with one eye open"? Well, if you think about it, everybody already does. In your sleep, when the conscious part of your brain is deactivated, that other part is detecting various lights and sounds in your bedroom. If you need light on when you sleep, use a nightlight, or something very soft so as to not disrupt your REM (Retinal Eye Motion). The same goes for noise; it is tolerated while you sleep, but only at a low level. If you need music to relax you while you sleep, go for it! As long as it is kept as a very soft level, you should be fine.
The subconscious also picks up colors as well, reflecting on your mood when you first wake up in the morning. A change in scenery will greatly change your usual morning temperance.
Do You like peace and quiet, or a little music when you sleep?
Can't sleep with the lights on!
What Colors Are Recommended For The Bedroom?
Definitely softer blues, creams and whites. When you wake up in the morning, how do you wish to feel? Calm and relaxed? At peace?
Blue is a calming color that has a representation of the night. Dark blue has a sedative effect on the mind, while light blue makes us feel quiet and protected. As you sleep, don't you want to feel like you are safe and secure in your own bed chamber? There is nothing more peaceful than the feeling of security.
White evokes truth and purity. It also repairs the shock and despair of your emotions.
Before you start painting, put some thought into the color of choice other than how it will fit with the décor.
What Colors Are Recommended For The Living Room?
It all depends on the placement of your living room. Before you choose a color, there are some factors that you need to take into consideration:
Is there a lot of sunlight streaming in? A multi-purpose room, man-cave or just a TV room? All these factors take part in the mood desired in daily life.
If it is an open, brightly lit room I would suggest Orange, or even yellow. Orange is a joyful color that brings out happiness and cheer. It's like a toxin for your emotions and helps to rid all your negative thoughts like self-pity or lack of worth. An overall spirit lifter, it is a great picker up when you are having a bummed day.
Yellow is very similar to Orange in many ways, as it is also a very cheerful and uplifting color. It is full of energy and creativity that enhances your ability to think creatively. Encouraging an optimistic attitude, yellow also helps to think clearly, make decisions and come up with new ideas.
Green is a restful color that represents nature and wellbeing. If you ever have difficulty deciding which color to choose, use green. It is mostly used to feel comfortable and calm.
Open Living Room
Bright, cheery yellow
The Last Step In The Process Of Your Decorating
Okay, you have read all about the different colors and the effects they have. You know what your subconscious mind does as you sleep and you now have an idea what to paint that room you have been eyeing that past week.
Now there is only one thing left for you to do, and I'm afraid I can't help you with this last step. You are on your own with this one... It's time to figure out from where you will buy that paint!