Meaning and Emotion of Color!!

Home Stager with Abella Home Staging & Redesign

Did you know that color has meaning and emotions? No? Well they do!! Many companies will spent thousands of dollars on a color specialist to get the right color for their products or office/building. That's how important color is!

I though it would be fun to give you some insight behind each color.

  • Red. Strong color that can pump the adrenaline and increase your appetite.That's why traditional red was commonly used in dining rooms. Brick reds are much more classic, warm and have an earthier feel. Cherry red, think energy and romance! Whichever color red you choose, red commands attention. Did you know that the reason surgeons wear blue scrubs is to give their eyes rest while working on the inside of the human body?!!
  • Orange. Enthusiasm, creativity, and warmth! It's also the one color that is most often used in fast food advertising!!
  • Yellow. Sunny, bright, and welcoming. Yellow will lighten your mood and lifts the spirits. Although yellow is a happy color, intense yellow can be difficult on the eyes. It's that very reason that you should avoid using intense yellow in a young child's room. Soft yellow however, are easy to live with and can co-ordinate with every color.
  • Green. Think nature. Can also be restful, balancing, tranquil and invigorating. Most medical facilities will use green to comfort patients. In the entertaining world, many people will wait in a "green" room prior to a performance. Dark green has a more conservative, traditional feel, while light green have a more natural and soothing earth tone feel to them. Green will work well with almost every color.
  • Blue. Calm, meditative, and clear thinking (surgeon's scrubs). Blue also invokes clarity, honesty, and loyalty. Blue is the color most often used in bedrooms.
  • Purple. Luxury, wealth, romance, royalty and sophistication. Purple is often associated with being magical and mysterious.Purple was heavily used during the Victorian age due to its quiet elegance and formal look. Lighter purples convey femininity, splendor and even romance! Light purples are great in children's bedroom!!
  • White. Think purity and freshness.
  • Black. Elegance, power and strength.
  • Brown. Comfort (earth), stability, and security!
As owner of Abella Home Staging & Redesign, I am a certified color specialist. I have seen first hand what the wrong color can do to a room! If you choose the wrong color, then everything else that follows, will not work. It's really that simply!! If you're not sure which color to choose, consider hiring a certified color specialist. I guarantee the price you pay for the consultation is worth more the the price you pay if you make a mistake!! 

Comments (6)

Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Hmmm...interesting.   Will be asking people what their favourite colour is, today.

Feb 04, 2013 03:48 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Carmela- I love purple but end up wearing a lot of black.  It's fun to read about color!

Feb 04, 2013 03:52 AM
Carmela Abella
Abella Home Staging & Redesign - Port Jefferson Station, NY

Well next time Kathy perhaps you should wear purple!!

Feb 04, 2013 04:21 AM
Carmela Abella
Abella Home Staging & Redesign - Port Jefferson Station, NY

Eeveryone always has a favorite color. But it depends on where the color is going doesn't it?

Feb 04, 2013 04:22 AM
Karen Gray Plaisted
Design Solutions KGP~ Home Staging and Interior Decor - Warwick, NY
Staging Spaces, Renewing Places, NY

Carmela fun post!  The language of color is endless, in other cultures colors can mean something altogether different than what you mentioned here. As you said, picking the wrong color can affect more than meets the eye! Thanks for posting

Feb 06, 2013 05:08 AM
Carmela Abella
Abella Home Staging & Redesign - Port Jefferson Station, NY

Thanks karen. It's alway fun learning about color!! I alway tell me clients, everything starts with color!!

Feb 06, 2013 05:14 AM