At long last, the arctic winds have started to subside and the sun has begun to linger in the sky. Soon the tulips will begin to peak through what was just frozen ground. As Spring approaches, I am thrilled to share tips and trends for refreshing your space. In this week’s blog, we will look at how using bright colors in your home can have a significant impact on your mood and emotions. Get ready to embrace one of my favorite seasons with new room inspirations and exciting products that my team and I have curated just for you!
Blessings, Christa O’Leary
How To: Refresh Your Space for Spring
One of the tools in my “Home in Harmony Toolbox” is the ability to assess a home or office through the lens of psychology. As your natural environment changes from winter to spring, your mind and body begin to feel this shift. It is beneficial to attune your space to be aligned with the natural world.
Using bright colors in your home can have a significant impact on your mood and emotions. Bright colors can create a sense of energy and excitement in a room, making it feel more lively and vibrant. Colors can also evoke feelings of happiness and positivity, which can improve mood and well-being. Blue sky, green grass and pink tulips can create a cascade of happy hormones in your body that impact your level of contentment. Using those colors in your home can have a similar effect.
You might be wondering what the color trends are for spring 2023. Sarah Dimarco of Veranda Magazine explains that “The era of vibrancy is upon us.” Some of the popular colors this year include the many shades of green as well as the bright and bold hues of oranges and magenta.
When selecting bright colors, consider the psychological association of each hue. For example, red can be energizing and passionate, while yellow can be cheerful and optimistic. Decide what you want to feel in your space and how it will best serve you and your circumstances. Do you need more intensity or do you need more joy in your life? Assessing where you are and where you want to be will help you determine what colors are best to incorporate in your space.
Remember, ultimately the colors you choose for your home should reflect your personal style and you feel comfortable and happy in your space.
Simple Solution: If your walls are gray, add a pop of your favorite color to liven up the space with accent side tables or bold lamps in your favorite hue.