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Color Can Enhance Your Mood

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* Colors symbolize certain emotions culturally
* Colors can reflect our personality and impact our mood
* Make use of color psychology in your own home

Why not use the power of color to add your own personality to your home and improve your mood

6 Home Decor Colors to Enhance Your Mood

Red

Red’s wavelength can trigger the adrenal glands to secrete adrenaline, which may explain why the color is commonly associated with passion, romance and vitality. Scarlet reds can have a stimulating effect on the senses and the appetite, making it a nice addition to dining areas. Red is also great addition to bedrooms, powder rooms, or as an accent color to liven up a neutral space.

Blue

Blue is one of the most well-liked colors, associated with tranquility, balance and security. Many office spaces often use blue in interior design because it’s thought to encourage greater productivity. It’s also one of the least appetizing of colors, which is why some diet plans suggest eating off of blue plates to aid portion control. Pale blues are great in the bedroom to promote relaxation and restful sleep.

Purple

Associated with wisdom, royalty, and intellect, purple is linked with increased creativity and contemplation. It possesses the strongest electromagnetic wavelength, so it’s often used in optical illusions. Historically, purple was once the most expensive color to make, perhaps explaining why it’s commonly associated with luxury, wealth, royalty and the like. Deeper shades of purple like wine and eggplant will add a rich texture to your space, while lilac and lavender will add a whimsical touch.

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Orange

A popular hue of the popular Mid Century Modern style, orange conjures feelings of heightened awareness, energy and excitement. It’s a great color choice for areas where social engagement takes place, as it’s linked with promoting conversation. Gyms also embrace orange as a motivational tool, because the warm tone helps spike alertness and is thought to increase energy levels.

Green

Green is considered to be one of the most relaxing colors to the eye because of its connection to nature and the environment. Like blue, it’s a low-wavelength color, so it may promote relaxation, calmness and safety. In fact, the U.S. Intelligence Department used green to signify a low threat level for terrorist attacks. Culturally, green is associated with money and financial security, which adds to its calming effect to the senses. Because green is a mix of yellow and blue, however, it’s associated with balance and stability. Hence, while it can be soothing, it can also promote greater concentration and focus.

Pink

In the past, pink was associated with femininity and childhood, but thanks to the millennial pink trend, this calming color has proved that it’s all grown up. Kendall Jenner reportedly painted her bathroom pink, citing it’s appetite-suppressing effects, but research has pointed to its possible ability to reduce aggressive behavior. Some prisons and correctional facilities have even painted the cells baker-miller pink to harness the color’s relaxing effect. If you’re intimidated by a vibrant bubble gum hue, try a more refined dusty rose or an on-trend blush.

 

Banksy Supports Syria

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Banksy Extends His Support To Syria By Doing What He Does Best

There is always hope, the elusive stencil artist joins forces with charities around the world to mark three long years of war for Syria.

A new image from the British street artist evokes both the cost of the conflict and the hope for peace.

That’s why I was excited to hear that the world’s best-known street artist, Banksy, has teamed up with Oxfam and other groups this week to highlight the third anniversary of the conflict in Syria. Of course, the anonymous British provocateur is much more than a graffiti artist—his playful, confrontational stencils have become iconic online and in print, too, challenging us to redefine the limits of the genre.

Banksy’s new graphic, a reworking of his famous image of a girl holding a red, heart-shaped balloon, evokes a sense both of hope and of loss. It’s an appropriate image at a time when the crisis in Syria has reached staggering proportions. More than 100,000 people have been killed. Millions more have been driven from their homes. Oxfam is helping more than 900,000 people across Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan with lifesaving essentials, but the needs of families remain enormous.

Still, hope for peace remains strong. This week, Syrian voices have joined a coalition of more than 50 humanitarian and human rights groups from all over the world—including Oxfam, Save the Children, Amnesty International, and the International Rescue Committee–to simultaneously call on world leaders to commit to making this the last anniversary marked by bloodshed.

The campaign, which uses the hashtag #WithSyria, calls for urgent action to ensure that Syrians in need (including civilians in areas under siege) can access aid. Oxfam’s also calling for the voices of ordinary Syrians to be heard and heeded in reconvened peace talks.

Supporters will be organizing candlelit vigils at prominent locations around the world this week—in Zaatari Camp in Jordan, in front of the US Capitol, in London’s Trafalgar Square, and at the Eiffel Tower, among other sites–to show their solidarity with Syrians affected by the conflict. Even if you can’t attend a vigil, you can help by donating to Oxfam’s relief effort and by spreading the word about the #WithSyria campaign on social media.

MDC says, The women, men, and children of Syria are clamoring for their right to live free from violence. From Banksy to everyday people like us, it’s time to join them and bring an end to conflict.

Our dear friend Banksy has posted this on his personal site;

On the 6th March 2011 in the Syrian town of Daraa, fifteen children
were arrested and tortured for painting anti-authoritarian graffiti.
The protests that followed their detention led to an outbreak of violence
across the country that would see a domestic uprising transform into a
civil war displacing 9.3 million people from their homes. #withsyria

Color Psychology

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What is Color Psychology?

Colors are all around us and they affect us in many ways. They can trigger certain emotions and moods. Research explains how colors can affect your customer or visitor behavior towards a brand. In simple terms, we can influence the way people respond to our design.

Let’s look at some popular colors and the impact they tend to create:

1: Blue

Skype uses saturated blue and green to evoke a sense of trust, calmness and energy

Inspires: Trust, Responsibility, Security and Friendliness.
Used By: Facebook, PayPal, Skype, Ford

2: Green

Inspires: Nature, Money, Balance, Energy, and Health.
Used By: Starbucks, Animal Planet, John Deere

3: Orange

Inspires: Joy, Excitement, Aggression and Action.
Used by: Fanta, Nickelodeon, Soundcloud

4: Brown

Inspires: Comfort, Organic, Friendliness, and Dependable.
Used By: Hershey’s, Organickidz, UPS

5: Black

Inspires: Power, Class, Elegance, Grief and Prestige.
Used by: Johnnie Walker, Chanel, Nike

6: Pink

Inspires: Femininity, Love, Gentleness and Romance.
Used by: Victoria’s secret, Barbie, SUPRÉ

7: Purple

Inspires: Creativity, Dignity, Authority and Wisdom.
Used By: Yahoo, Hallmark, Cadbury

8: Red

Inspires: Passion, Anger, Danger, Energy and Attention.
Used by: CocaCola, Canon, Levi’s, Virgin

Now we can get a sense for how the emotions we evoke using colors could help to increase the conversion rate of our design.