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Color & What It Means – Part 2

Yellow and Green!  Two very cheerful colors, but did you know one of these colors can cause you to loose your temper… try to guess which one it is!

Hello Sunshine! (Yellow)

Fun Fact:  Did you know that babies will often cry more in yellow rooms? Or that partners tend to fight more in yellow rooms?  You may not want to paint your nursery yellow or the master bedroom that color… just saying…  On a positive note, some say that exposure to yellow may speed up the metabolism.

A cheerful, sunny yellow is definitely an attention-getter and can communicate happiness. While most folks consider it an optimistic color, people do tend to lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms.   It is the most difficult color for the eye to absorb, so it can be overpowering if overused.  Yellow is also the strongest color, psychologically.  So, if you have a short temper, maybe yellow isn’t the best color for you.

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Yellow enhances concentration (what a great color for sticky note pads!) so kitchens are a good place to have yellow.  It energizes and uplifts, so in dinning rooms, bathrooms, hallways or small spaces, yellow can help expand a room and also make it feel welcoming.  Keep in mind,  in large amounts, this color tends to create feelings of frustration and anger.  But don’t let that scare you! When used correctly it is a very happy and inviting color that will bring a warm smile to your face!

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Balance (Green)

Fun Fact: If you don’t know already, Green is the Pantone Color for 2017.  I’ve also heard that green can improve reading!  Apparently, some students have said if you lay a piece of transparent green paper over reading material it can increase their reading speed and comprehension.  How about reading outside on a blanket next to lush grass?  Always better!

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Combining a refreshing blue and a cheery yellow, green is really suited for almost any room in the house.  Green is the most restful color for your eyes. It requires no adjusting.  If you’re like me and working on the computer all the time, then green is a great desktop color to reduce eye strain. Green symbolizes nature, balance, refreshment, rest, reassurance, environmental awareness, peace, comfort and fertility (bedroom!).  Doesn’t that sound lovely?  I knew there was a reason I have so many plants in my home! 😉  It is really an essential color, more than we realize…  When the world is green that tells us life is balanced and healthy (enough water, no famine).  It also means tranquility & good luck.  Green waiting rooms, hallways and bedrooms are perfect places to feel relaxed, but really it’s a color that can work in many spaces.

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When the color is incorrectly used, (you know the saying, “too much of a good thing”) too much green can cause boredom, depression (if it’s too dark), stagnation and can make a room very bland.  It can also mean jealousy!

So, there you have it!  

Was it a surprise that Miss Sweet Sunshiny Yellow could make you lose your temper?  Who knew?!?

So what’s your favorite? Do you like yellow or green rooms?



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  • Emily
    April 18, 2017 at 7:07 am

    I love those green stairs!

    • Melessa
      April 18, 2017 at 7:17 am

      I know it! I would love to have a set of stairs to paint like that.

  • Liz
    April 18, 2017 at 7:10 am

    It all makes sense now. My sister and I would always fight in her yellow bedroom! Crazy!

    • Melessa
      April 18, 2017 at 7:19 am

      Ha, Ha! Now you know. Bedrooms can have yellow accents but the wall color may be too much.

  • Leann
    April 18, 2017 at 7:13 am

    I love both colors as accents just how you’ve shown them in your pics. Well, I think I like green more. I really love the green couch with the moody navy walls! So pretty!💕

    • Melessa
      April 18, 2017 at 7:24 am

      Me too!

    • Melessa
      April 18, 2017 at 7:25 am

      I love moody colors too! With bold color tones accents are the way to go.

  • Kim
    April 18, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Nice photos! I want to paint.

    • Melessa
      April 18, 2017 at 7:27 am

      Go for it! I’m glad this is inspiring you!

  • Allison T.
    April 18, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Oh my gosh, I love the color green!! I also love the color yellow! Beautiful pictures as always!

    • Melessa
      April 20, 2017 at 11:00 am

      I know I love them too!

  • Elane
    April 18, 2017 at 11:52 am

    I should have read this article when I had the twins. I painted their room bright yellow. Maybe that is why I didn’t sleep for 4 years. I did it right on my room this last time around. I have a soft green room that I have LOVED. I feel relaxed when I just walk in the door. It is like my blood pressure just drops. Thanks for your knowledge and ideas. LOVE THIS

    • Melessa
      April 20, 2017 at 11:02 am

      It’s amazing how color can make you feel. I’m glad the post is helpful.

  • Martha
    April 20, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Decorating it’s my dream. Beautiful all!!!!

    • Melessa
      April 20, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      I’d love to help you decorate!

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