Sep 08, 2017 - 08:52 PM
Finding the right color for your study room can be quite frustrating, especially when you want to apply the rules of color psychology. According to color psychology, every color can have a certain effect on a person’s mood. For example, orange is a color that is highly used in restaurants because of its tendency to cause an increase in appetite.
When it comes to study rooms or offices, I have found that the four best colors you can use are Blue, Yellow, Green, and Red.
Blue is a great choice for study rooms because it emits a calming vibe. It was also observed to cause an increase in productivity. Still, you should stay away from pale shades of blue as it may cause a stagnant mood.
Light shades of blue are the best choice to emit focus. Darker shades of blue on the other hand may cause you to generate clear thoughts. If you feel like your mind is constantly filled with disorganized thoughts, painting your study room or office with a couple shades of blue may help you attain a clearer train of thought.
Yellow and Green, on the other hand, are found to have similar effects on people. They both have the capability to trigger a more creative mood.
Yellow, being the brightest of all colors, can trigger your creativity in terms of logical thinking. Light shades of yellow can stimulate your mind and help you create new ideas from a new perspective. Moreover, it can help you concentrate and recall information better. However, too much yellow may cause you to feel agitated and anxious.
As for green, it is a combination of the colors yellow and blue, making it a truly ideal choice for enhancing mental clarity. If yellow brings out your creativity when it comes to seeing things from a new perspective, the color green uses your creativity to see every side of a problem or a story. Its effects are a bit similar with yellow, but unlike yellow, the color green may trigger you to choose the moral stand when it comes to making the right decisions.
Lime Green and a warm shade of yellow are the best shades to choose especially if your work relies on your creativity to get through analytical problems.
As for Red, it is said to help stimulate the brain and blood circulation in the body, which may make you feel more awake and lively. Furthermore, the color red is often used to trigger action and movement. This effect can be very useful if you are usually trying to meet a deadline.
Try to choose dark shades of red to avoid getting too energized. Paint your study room Brick red or Maroon to get the perfect balance between stimulation and focus.
Now, this doesn’t mean that you’d have to pick just one color to get the best results from your study or work time. In fact, I believe that using a combination of these colors will provide you with the perfect balance of calmness, focus, and creativity.