Monday, March 9, 2015

Are You Feeling Blue? Or Brown?

“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. ” Oscar Wilde is attributed with saying that quote (or Abraham Lincoln, depending on where you look for your quotes on the internet...I'm pretty sure ol' Abe must have said everything that is on the internet and it must be true because it's on the internet, right?).  Color creates feelings whether we want it to or not.  When we walk into a doctor's office that is painted warm tones, like browns, chocolates, and tans, it can inspire feelings of being welcomed, secure and solid in our environment.  Isn't that how you want to feel when you are seeing a doctor for a health issue?  I do.  How about blues?  Blues can evoke feelings of trust, calm, peacefulness, confidence, or exhilaration depending on which shade you choose.
There is such a wide range of emotions that colors can cause us to feel.  Even if we choose something light or neutral, it can still incite unintended emotions.  White can elicit feelings of innocence and purity, or sterile, clinical coldness.  So if you're thinking, 

"I don't want to choose a color, I'll just stick with white," you're still getting a color response.  Sorry.  It's just how our brains are wired to work.  Not to worry.  If you're local to me, I can come help you choose color for your space.  That's part of what I do.  (Did you notice the name of the blog??  Jen's Walls Talk...Hello??) If you are not local to me, then I can walk you through the process online or via phone.
What if you are thinking you want one simple color for your walls, and then pops of color here and there to make it feel personalized and homey?  Uppercase Living is perfect for that, too.  You don't have to repaint your entire house, you can just add a vinyl expression for a bit of color here and there.  Simple.  Here are some of the colors that are available:
 Jen's Walls Talk

See?  There's a little something for everyone.  Comment below with what emotions you'd like your home to give to your guests as they enter.

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