Use the psychological effects of the color yellow to create a bright, optimistic feel for your home.
"Yellow never works", said a seasoned interior designer to me a little while ago. I'm not sure I agree!
However, the color yellow is definitely a force to be reckoned with.
People respond strongly to it; they usually either love yellow or they hate it.
Whatever you think of this color, you'll probably admit that ...
... yellow can add a burst of sunshine to any room!
Yellow is often described as an optimistic, life-affirming color that reminds us of sunshine and stimulates our mind, body and emotions.
Some people also find that it helps them with concentration.
This page is about the effects of yellow color ...
... for more info about color psychology, please go to the general psychology of color article.
The effect of the color yellow obviously varies with its intensity and hue.
A pale, atmospheric tint of yellow on walls or ceiling can add 'sunshine' to a room, while saturated, intense yellows might make you feel cranky after a while.
Because opinions about this color are so divided, I suggest you don't worry too much about how the color yellow affects others - unless you share a home with them, of course.
Your personal response to all things yellow will help you get the most out of this color. (Here are some ideas for yellow color combinations!)
You may not necessarily want it on a wall in your home, but there are other ways of utilizing the psychological effects of the color yellow.
For example, yellow makes for great "highlights".
You could use smaller doses of it in accessories, flowers, or pictures to brighten up darker areas and make them 'smile at you'.
To check out the psychological effects of other colors, take your pick from the following links:
Alternatively, return from Psychological Effects Color Yellow to the main Color Psychology information page, or to the
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