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Colors for a StudyWhen it comes to a room like a study, the colors really aren’t important in terms of color trends.  What is important is your personality, the emotion you want to evoke when someone enters that room and most importantly?  Color psychology.  Did you actually know that colors can create certain emotions or feelings in a person?  Crazy, but true!  While color trends are going to come and go and you will most likely make yourself dizzy trying to keep the colors up to date in each room, color psychology is never going to change, it’s always going to stay the same no matter if it’s today, tomorrow, or 10 years from now.  So in order to consider the top colors for a study, first you have to consider what you want the room to look as well as feel like.  Below, there are a few pieces of information about color psychology, as well as some top choices for a study – which is probably going to be mostly used as a place to read, do homework, do workplace projects, etc.  In that case, you are probably going to want something relaxing, something that will help you concentrate or something that will keep you motivated.  I think we have just the perfect colors for these specific things.

Understanding Colors

When it comes to the colors of the rainbow, and everything in between, colors behave in 3 different ways – active, neutral or passive.  Active colors include bright and bold colors.  Active colors are often enthusiastic, strong or create a sense of lightness.  Think vibrant, bold and colorful.  Things like purples, reds, blues and oranges are all active colors.  On the other hand passive colors are often muted color tones.  They tend to be more calming and relaxing than active color tones.  Passive colors include things like silver, gold, cream, pastels and beige.  Lastly, we have neutral colors.  Neutral colors are usually tones without any color changes like white, black, and gray.  However, they can also include other colors like taupe, ivory, peach, etc.

Red Colors and Tones

Red is one of those colors that go great in a study, because it tends to evoke energy and excitement.  But, if you have a study where you need to concentrate, red might not be your color choice.  That’s okay though, because there are a few other choices below.  Red is known to raise your blood pressure and heart rate – it’s also a popular color for bedrooms, if you get my drift!  Red tends to draw people into the room and helps stimulate conversations.  It’s a great color if you want to make a good first impression or a long lasting impression.  Red is also one of those colors that works whether you have artificial light, natural light or in some cases no light in the room – such as at night.

Yellow = Happiness

Most people will tell you that a yellow room or a room with yellow accents can make you feel happy, positive, and even optimistic.  This is the reason why people that are looking for house painting in Northern NJ want to add yellow to a study room.  Yellow is a very uplifting and energizing color.  It’s not especially good in bedrooms since that’s a place where you sleep, but it does go quite well in a study. Note:  When it comes to painting a room this color, be sure that you don’t paint the entire room that color.  Studies show that a room that is painted entirely yellow can create an emotion that is annoyed, angry or frustrated.  Not exactly the emotions you want to evoke in a place where you are working, writing or reading!  Instead, use yellow as an accent color, or use it for certain pieces of furniture or accessories.

Blue For Relaxation

When you talk about the color blue, some people think of this as literally being a blue i.e.; sad color.  But, actually, blue can create a very relaxing feeling to anyone that enters the room.  It’s one of the reasons why it’s a great color for a study or a library.  When it comes to the color blue, be careful which options you choose though.  A paint chip that looks good in the store, might have an adverse effect in the room once you paint the wall because in the store, you don’t have all of the same factors as you do in your room; natural or artificial light, other colors, furniture patterns, etc.  If you choose the wrong color, it will create a chilly or unpleasant feeling for the room.  If possible, get a few different paint chips, bring them home and see which ones look the best on your walls.  Check out hues such as cerulean, turquoise or even periwinkle for your study.

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