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Colour Me Happy... While everyone views colour in a different way, certain colours or groups of colours tend to get a similar reaction from most people. So when it comes to decorating, it is important to choose wisely. Each colour has a psychological value. Think about how colours make you feel — they can enhance any feeling from tranquility to rage. Some colors in large amounts will have just the opposite affect on you and your loved ones’ moods to the peace, tranquility and harmony you wish for at home. Red raises a room’s energy level. Yellow communicates happiness, but even though yellow is a cheery colour, it is not a good main colour scheme. Studies show people are more likely to lose their temper in a yellow interior and babies cry more in a yellow room. Blue is said to lower blood pressure and heart rate. Green has a calming effect when used as a main colour for decorating. Purple is associated as creativity. Crimson can invoke feels of rage and hostility Colour choice is a very personal matter and you are the one who has to live with your new paint colour, so choose a hue that suits you, your family and your lifestyle. n

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While the colours of your rooms may portray your personality, they also influence moods and thoughts.

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