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Ideas for Dorm Rooms - Bright and Colorful
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Believe it or not, but the color of your dorm room is doing more than just showing off your personal style, it may be effecting your studying habits, attitude, and stress level. In interior design, as well as other visual arts, there is a school of thought that employees a body of practical guidance to mix various colors for achieving certain reactions. Based off Isaac Newton's theory of color and the nature of so-called primary colors, Color Theory creates a logical structure for color - and in turn gives us the ability to use color to affect mood. That's right, you may think all that red is making your room look chic but it may be causing you to be a little distracted. So, let break the primary colors down, shall we.


The color red will raise the energy in a room. It is a great color for living and dinning rooms - red will pull people in and stimulates conversation. The color red is very intense and is great for pumping up your adrenaline like no other hue.


Invoking the joy and the warmth of sunshine, yellow is an excellent color for those rooms in which you want to energize. Rooms such as kitchens, dining rooms, and bathrooms are excellent rooms to paint yellow.


Calm, relaxing, and restful. Using green is a great way to make a room feel more relaxed and comfortable. The color green promotes unwinding and togetherness - so if stress relief and relaxation is what you need, then green is the color you want to use.


Black, gray, white, and brown - you basic color in any designer's toolbox. Using neutrals is a great way to maintain a consistent look within a room, but it also offers you the option of adding other "pops" of colors that can't be changed at any time.


Proven to decrease blood pressure and slow respiration and heart rate, blue is an excellent color for any room that you want to feel clam, relaxed, and serene. Which is why most color theorist will say that it is an ideal color for a home office. But, if you are going to use blue to paint your walls - make sure that you don't choose a dark shades of blue - those have a tendency to evoke a feeling of sadness. Instead, go with a lighter shade of blue, such as periwinkle, or bright blues, such as cerulean or turquoise.

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