White reminds us of a clean and crisp landscape.
Yellow conjures images of sunny days.
|DailyMail--online; photo: by Corbis|
While, blue is refreshing and soothing to the spirit.
|from moallima's blog|
How did these stereotypes gain acceptance? The pinch of truth in each generalization sets it in cement. So, when determining a color scheme for any particular room, don't fight what the color is saying. Rather, let the stereotype reinforce the atmosphere.
Remember the clean decembral scene? Subtly, I think, white kitchen cabinets imply that the establishment would pass a Food and Drug Administration inspection. ;)
Following this logic, a happy color intensifies the atmosphere in a sun-room, reminding the occupant of bright, light-filled days.
Maybe nature's lead is why I like a soft green for a more elaborately layered room.
Just as a crackling fire heats a body, a warm color welcomes a guest.
In contrast, a sea-foam color reinforces tranquility in a bathroom, making it feel like a spa.
Neutrals diffuse intensity and say, "Come in and dial down the anxiety."
Then, just as a foreboding sky foreshadows a crashing thunderstorm, so the darkest color, black, strikes a note of drama!