How the color of your artwork affects your mood

Why do we gravitate towards a certain colors in artwork— is it based on our personal tastes or the color trends for that season? Or is the color of our artwork framing and matting more closely aligned to the psychological impact and the specific benefits it can bring?

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Yellow

Yellow is often associated with happiness, and this energizing and vibrant tone is fantastic for living areas and kitchens. It is an extremely warm and welcoming shade and so it also works well in hallways, lifting the mood as soon as you enter the space.

26x40 on paper 

 

Blue

As the color of the sky and the ocean, the naturally cooling and calming effects of blue work well to inspire tranquility  in bedrooms and bathrooms. Lighter, brighter blues work better to encourage a calming environment than deeper regal and navy tones. The color is also associated with intelligence and productivity, and is therefore a good choice for an office.

40x60 original on canvas 

 

Red

 Unlike pink, red is bold and often associated with aggression. Used within the home however, it makes a strong statement and can work particularly well in the dining room as the color is said to stimulate the appetite. As the symbol of passion and energy, it is a great color in spaces where one would entertain as it naturally encourages conversation, but would probably be too intense for the bedroom where colors should evoke a feel of calm and relaxation.

24x24 on paper 

 

Green

Green naturally brings to mind health and wellbeing, and is a natural stress reliever. This color resonates with nature and the outdoors, making it both calming and invigorating. This color works well in most rooms within the home, and is a great statement color for the bedroom. Introduce green into the home with the use of plants and lush greenery, which will further add to the innate serenity of the hue.

22x30 on paper 


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