How Color Affects Us

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Did you know a bright pink room might alleviate anger? Or that yellow could raise your blood pressure? We love thinking about how color affects us- our thoughts, behavior, and even our appetite. Based on what we know, there are a number of things you might want to consider when choosing the wall color for your home... Yellow and red are stimulating and energetic, while painting a room blue might help your kids open up their creative side.

We have a thing for white walls, but Divine Caroline tells us, "A 1999 study showed that employees working in white-walled offices experienced nausea and headaches more than employees in red or blue work spaces." Hmmm, nausea and headaches is not what we're going for, but perhaps as long as there's some color elsewhere in the room.

Of course, none of the studies are definitive, and colors may affect everyone slightly differently depending on the person.

How does color affect you?

Read the full article over at Divine Caroline.

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