Spruce Up Your Space With The Color Of Healthy Living

March 19, 2021



Shan Arcega

Teal, chartreuse, turquoise, cyan, forest. All these shades of green can serve as the home’s very own antioxidant, proving that color is crucial in decorating a space.

Colors are timeless elements that can rarely be out of a human’s daily life. With decades of study, it’s a clear fact that colors can affect a human’s psychology and mood. With most people cocooned inside their homes as the pandemic, unfortunately, flourishes, finding something soothing to look at is now a small but effective way to help stave off creeping mental health issues. Taking a look at colors and incorporating them into our interiors may be the easiest way to brighten one’s mood. 

Among the many colors in the color wheel, green is most probably the most gentle and soothing shade there is. Universally, it represents healthy living and conjures images of nature, freshness, and freedom. So, it wouldn’t be surprising to see that many people end up using the color as a visual relaxant. According to many studies in color therapy, green shades can help lift depression and reduce anxiety and nervous energy.  

In interior design, green is primarily a restorative effect for spaces. With an adequate amount, it can easily make for a good background or central color. And if used in certain areas of a room, it can truly be a soothing visual. If painted on the ceiling, a not too dark or bright shade of green can give off a protective feeling. Green-toned walls meanwhile will cool and calm the eyes, and green floors can recreate the soft and relaxing atmosphere that can maybe mirror the refreshing effect of actual grass.

Fortunately, green is an easy color to use for any room. Provided that it doesn’t flood the room with the shade. 

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If used as an accent color in communal areas like the living room, it can give the space a more modern and fresh look. This can be highlighted by using the color on pillows, rugs, and other decor. 

Mixing it with subtle shades of blue is also said to lower blood pressure and heart rates, so places that need tranquility, like study areas and bedrooms are great places to use this shade on.

As a color that can also invigorate one’s appetite, it’s also a great shade for dining rooms and kitchens. Simply mix it with other colors, or use it for a palette on small pieces like dishes, bottles, and even tile accents.

Regardless of where one sees the color green, the eyes associate the color with nature’s greenery and give people the sensation of being in natural settings. 

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