colorblindpostCreating a space that nourishes, supports and stimulates us, especially after the difficult transition of divorce, is the first step to going from just a house to a home.

Our immediate mood, comfort level, and physical energy are ruled by either the right or wrong color choices.

How does COLOR impact us?


RED This is a high-energy color, bold and stimulating. It can make you feel hungry, amorous, raise your blood pressure or agitate you. Deeper hues of red seem elegant, while pinks induce a sense of joy and whimsy.

ORANGE Welcoming, exciting and invigorating, orange is a bold warm statement. Quieter versions like peach are flattering to most skin tones, while rusts are cozy and create a sense of well being.

YELLOW Promotes a cheery sunny disposition. It is uplifting and hopeful. Deep yellow hues are as exotic as saffron, and pale tints feel uncluttered and soothing. Yellow in its purest form may be too bright to live with so take it down a notch.

BLUE Blue does the opposite of red by lowering your blood pressure, and produces a feeling of calm. Warmer blues are soothing, comforting and homey, while cooler blues can be icy and sterile.

GREEN This is the color of spring. Green is fresh, wholesome and begins the process of growth. It is the color that represents rejuvenation in its most natural form. It promotes rest and reflection.

PURPLE Purple is the color of royalty and elegance. It is sophisticated, yet it can also be fun and fanciful depending on what it is paired with. The lighter shades can be calming and meditative.

NEUTRALS White, black, gray, brown and beige are the great equalizers in the world of color. When combined with pale or deep colors a sophisticated color scheme is born. On their own, neutrals are cleansing and refreshing.