Why are spas blue? Why do restaurants decorate with red? Why are legal pads yellow? (Blue is relaxing, red is stimulating, and yellow-while unnerving in large doses-helps us concentrate better.) For an instant mood booster, dress up your white walls or beige blouse with a splash of color.
Get cool. Blues, lavenders and greens calm your senses. Why do you think celebs sit in a “green room” before they go onstage?
Go warm. Reds, oranges and yellows excite and stimulate. Try displaying a bowl of
fresh lemons or tossing orange throw pillows onto your sofa. Feeling more daring? Paint your kitchen cabinets fire-engine red.
Wear your color. Whether you don a fuchsia scarf (fun!), a red dress (sexy!) or a black suit (in control!), the color you wear sends a message about who you are.