We all make color choices every day whether we are aware of it or not. We jump up, shower, get ready and choose clothes out of our closet… a shirt, pants, a dress. It is like second nature for everyone, seems like we subconsciously throw something on and go. Did you ever stop to wonder why some days you are more in the mood and grab the red dress versus the blue pants?
Different colors influence the way we feel, our mood and our even our environment.
Colors are everywhere we look in our home, office or public and personal spaces. The colors out in nature make us feel serene and have been known to have a calming effect on people and animals.
Children’s toys are made with bright, active colors while spa environments use light green and quiet earthy tones to invoke a different response. Designers make these choices thoughtfully while creating objects and environments so the people using the item or entering the space “feel” what the designer intended…. happy, active, excited, calm, peaceful, relaxed.
Studies have been done that show how colors affect us.
Here are some of the findings:
Energetic, focused, vital, and competitive
Compassionate, affectionate, cooperative, loving
Inner balance, visionary, spiritual, individualistic
Sensitive, organized, quiet, relaxed
Dreamy, optimistic, aware, and communicative
Harmonious, contented, understanding, cautious
Sociable, courageous, intellectual, warm
Excitable, outgoing, joyous, and confident
This is just a taste of how colors can make us feel. Imagine the colors of your walls at home or the office and think about consciously choosing artwork with the color that will invoke the “feelings” you would like in your space. You can be the creator of your environment by choosing art that makes your space evoke the feelings you desire.
I work with people to create custom paintings tailored specifically for them and the way they want their space to feel. I can customize paintings by size, color scheme and crystals used, i.e. pink quartz for love energy or pyrite for prosperity energy. Each painting comes with a card explaining the energy or properties of the crystals used in the painting.
Why not help create and influence the vibes you would like by surrounding yourself with custom artwork?
Marie Aldrich, Artist
(If my art resonates with you and you’re interested, please feel free to contact me at 908-499-5049.)