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Can the color of your room affect your mood?

Many experts believe that the color of your room might affect your mood. Thinking about painting your bedroom fiery red to welcome the holiday season? That may sound like a festive idea, but it could possibly put a damper on your sleep.
“Room color, particularly in your home, can dramatically affect moods, feelings and emotions,” explains psychiatrist Dr. Julia Shugar of Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in New York. “When it comes to decorating, it is important to choose wisely. Of course, perceptions of color are somewhat subjective. Your feelings about color are often deeply personal and rooted in your own experience or culture.”
As a homeowner, you know that selecting the right color of paint for a particular room can be a daunting task. You can make the task a bit more user friendly just by analyzing how a certain color makes you feel, rather than sticking to the latest design trends.
“Emotional responses to color depend on their saturation and brightness, while cultures have association to particular hues,” explains Dr. Sally Augustin, a fellow at the American Psychological Association. “Colors that are less saturated and relatively bright, such as sage green, are relaxing to look at. Meanwhile, colors that are saturated and not very bright, like a rich sapphire blue, are energizing to look at.”
Here are some thoughts from the experts about popular colors:
Red paint
“Red is happy and stimulating,” says Debbie Wiener of My Designing Solutions. “That’s why so many restaurants choose it. It’s tough to be a wallflower in a red room.”
blue paint
“Blues are known as the cool, soothing color,” says Jenna Pizzigati-Coppola, owner and founder of Pizzigati Designs. “It’s known to be conductive to aid in sleep and provide calmness.”
“When we see green, our mind traces back to the abundance of green shades found in nature, evoking a restorative, quieting emotion,” says Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “Green also evokes tranquility and composure.”
Check out this article on FOX News Magazine to find out what else the experts have to say about how the color of your room might affect your mood. If buying or selling your home in Montecito is affecting your mood, then please let me help. Just give me a call at 805.886.9378 or email me at and I’ll happily put my more than 20 years in the industry, consistently rated in the top 1% of Sotheby’s International Realty nationwide, to work on your behalf. I have the experience, contacts and enthusiasm to help you find or sell the perfect home.

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