Colors have a strong influence on us. They can change our moods or have a stimulating or blocking effects. Each color triggers different reactions. At home, it is important to choose the right colors to give your rooms that special something and provide the right feeling of cosiness. The wrong color can spoil a space.
Most of the information that humans get comes from our eyes. Gor this reason, it isn't surprising that people have always occupied themselves with colors. This is true for scientists as well as artists. Lately, psychologists have also shown an interest in colors and their effects.
Throughout history there have been many people who have tried to arrange colors into a system. One of the first was Leonardo da Vinci. In the 15th century, he co-founded of the theory of color.
The famous physicist Isaac Newton investigated colors in the 18th century. He directed light rays through a prism to show the three basic colors.
Artists are also interested in color theory. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe designed a theory using six basic colors that has been the basis for many more color theories.
Today red, yellow and blue are set as the primary colors. All other secondary and tertiary colors can be derived from these colors.
How colors are:
gives rooms length and clarity
optimal "background" for other colors and accents
perfect in combination with gray and black
happy and cheerful
gives a room a positive atmosphere
stimulating and invigorating for the body and mind
ideal for rooms for working or studying
vivid, bold and stimulating
gives rooms warmth and width
perfect for kitchens and dining rooms
soothes and relieves aggression
the best color for the bedroom
powerful, dynamic, eye-catching
red areas appear warmer
do not add too much red in one room -> can cause restlessness and irritability
do not use in rooms where you want to rest
soothes and balances
has a relaxing effect
very good for the bathroom, rooms for studying and creativity
Turquoise / Cyan blue
stronger than blue alone
creates cool distance
calm, serious, cool and clean
soothes and relaxes
perfect for the bedroom
makes small rooms feel larger
blue areas feel cool
a mystical and uplifting color
soothes and promotes emotional stability
with white, it gives a room an elegant and noble touch