The Positive side of white creates barriers (different from black) but it can be a strain. White carries a touch me not feel. White has been perceived as purity and sterility and gives a heightened perception of your space.
The Negative side of white are the perceptions it is sterile cold has barriers and can feel unfriendly even elitist. White can make other colours seem garish. If you’re using “winter” colours, strong bold and dramatic, stark white is the answer. If you’re using “spring” or “summer” colours then a softer white is in order creating a unified effect. Having said that, as I mentioned previously, I used stark white with “sage” green and the green popped. For me, this is very much a personal choice. Since white has many nuances, again, choose one paint company and stick with them throughout so your white won’t change colour and become “off” white comparatively.
The Positive implications of brown (which usually consists of red and yellow with a large amount of black) creates the same seriousness as black but warmer and softer. Brown can also create warmth and is perceived as solid reliable since it’s the colour of the earth and the natural world. (Oh, did I mention fun? Chocolate, coffee)
The negative impact of brown is the perception by some that it is suppressive rather than supportive because again, it is perceived as lacking in humour, heavy and lacking in sophistication. “Winter” people often detest brown and any shade thereof while “summer, spring and autumn” people welcome its versatility and find it warm and soothing.
In the past, centuries ago, the following examples are how colour was used.
Red was used to stimulate the body and mind and increase circulation
Yellow was thought to stimulate nerves and purify the body
Orange was used to heal the lungs and increase energy levels
Blue was believed to soothe illnesses and treat pain
Indigo shades were thought to alleviate skin problems
I can only speak from personal experience to say, I find red stimulating, yellow (unless a specific yellow unwelcome), orange energetic, blue soothing and calming while Indigo I am in love with (all its shades).
I hope that when you’re surrounded by colour, you’ll delve deeper into how it makes you feel whether its effect is positive or negative. If negative emotions prevail, perhaps a colour change is in order. Enjoy your
I hope this look into colour assists you in choosing your best colours and helps you surround yourself with colours that create a positive effect and introduce a little bit of fun to your environment. If you are still concerned regarding colour, perhaps massive vase of flours, a few of each colour available will spark an interest and captivate your attention. Besides they are always a wonderful way to liven up a room.