Many of us react to color before we even think about what we are looking at. We may see the same exact style of chair and love the one in red but hate it in yellow. Why is that? Our response to color in instantaneous, many of our shopping decisions are based on that first impression. Color permeates our lives whether we realize it or not, it can be especially evident in our homes. Color can stimulate or relax and should be used in the home to create the feeling and mood that you most want your family to experience as they go about their daily lives.
At Schneiderman’s Furniture, we have an impressive selection of fabric choices and special ordering opportunities so that you can really take your color choices and preferences to a place that describes you and your desires in a very unique and specific way.
There are hundreds of colors out there but I’m going to focus on just a few in the next few weeks, with help from our very own Chad VanKekerix, I hope to provide some insight into what you can convey with color.
Spicy! Red is a stimulant and the hottest of the warm colors. Studies show that red can have a physical effect, increasing the rate of respiration and raising blood pressure. Use the color red to grab attention and to get people to take action. It can be dynamic and exciting. In a room, a little bit of red goes a long way. Small doses can often be more effective than large amounts of this strong hue. Used strategically as an accent, red can focus attention on a particular element or area of a room. Possibly with a few red pillows in an otherwise neutral room, or a striking red painting on the wall to create a focal point. Red can also imply happiness and joyfulness, particularly when combined with multiple shades of reds, pinks, and oranges. It can be a very cheerful or a very dramatic palette. To invite prosperity into your home, Feng Shui recommends painting your front door red. A bedroom….maybe not.
Look at the way red creates a focal point on this table and on the walls, the varying shades and warm tones create a happy, vibrant dining area.