Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Mood of Purple

It has been found that certain colors have an effect on our mood.  Colors at the red end of the spectrum are considered warm while the blue shades are cool.  We will deal with the color purple which is contains both a warm red and a cool blue. Talk about mixed emotions!  Are you a red purple or a blue purple?

Red is a warm color and  associated with strong emotions such as love and anger.

.  It is said to stimulate the appetite when used in the dining room or kitchen.

Doesn't that look appetizing?

At the other end of the color spectrum is blue which has a cooling and calming effect.  Imagine how it makes you feel to look out at a cloudless light blue sky.  It is also associated with intelligence and productivity.   For this reason it is often used to decorate the office
I could certainly spend a lot of time in here!!

In the center of this color wheel we find the color purple which is most often associated with wealth and royalty.   According to some authorities on color psychology the color purple is a balance between the two primary colors of red and blue. So, one would expect it to have a stabilizing effect on our emotions.  

Irritability and arrogance, it is believed, are brought on by too much purple, even making one impatient with others

 This much purple certainly makes me irritable!!  How about you?

So, are you as confused as I am when it comes to decorating your home or office with purple?  Do you like to wear purple?  I started this blog with the intention of blending the moods evoked by red and blue into one blended mood associated with purple.  I only became more confused.

  In closing it appears that one should keep in mind the different shades of purple when using them in the color scheme.   It seems that you can have purple in any room of the house or even wear all the purple you want.   Just be mindful of the effect certain  shades can have on the mood.

Please leave your comments.  How do you feel about decorating your home with purple?

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