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The Power of Colors

Colourful room

Colors make the world beautiful and make us appreciate life more. Colors too have certain powers that if used properly can create a desired effect on the mood or in the aspect of designing. We see colours everywhere and we can easily change and incorporate different color schemes in our homes through the use of paints, wallpapering and different pieces of furniture at home.
If you want to make the room appear larger, you will need to choose cool colors like blue and green. Cool colors give you an impression that they are receding or backing away from you. Whereas warm colors like orange and red make you feel that they advance or approach you, thus they are used to make the room seem smaller.
Suppose you want to lighten the color of the wall or its effect in a room, choose accessories and furniture which require contrast as you look at them. For instance you painted your wall with striking brick red, the effect can be balanced with furniture in antique-white paint. A sky blue wall can be enhanced by using accessories with golden yellow color.
To brighten a room with inadequate light, paint the room white that can bounce off light and illuminate the area. If a room is entirely painted with white, you can choose virtually any accent as white is a neutral color that will not clash with other shades. To prevent a too sterile appearance, choose accents with rich colors. You can also get your house painter to pick a colors that’s easier on the eyes. Like a clean off-white color instead of pure white to create a softer effect.
Red is a very stimulating color so it would be best not to paint the whole room with red. In a room painted entirely with red, you will find that your heart rate as well as your respiration will be increased due to the effect of red on the mood. Better use red paint to create accents on your painting. Pink is the color you may want to use if you want to make the room more relaxing but not so much that you would feel exhausted. Blue is the paint color to choose to create a peaceful ambiance. Green is for calming, yellow can be stimulating while brown is for masculinity, purple is for creating a romantic effect.


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Venitian blind.

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Window treatments are additions to the windows which may add to the functionality and aesthetic quality of the window. The most common window treatment that we know of and use are curtains. Drapes come in various fabrics with different colors and styles that can help create a casual to elegant ambiance.

Aside from curtains, other window treatment alternatives are also available. For instance there’s the honeycomb or cellular blinds. They help maximize your home’s energy efficiency and help insulate the home or room. Honeycomb blinds are available in light to dark colored fabrics.

There are also window blinds made of faux wood. Such blinds that come in many wood tones and colors look like real wood but are made extra durable and less expensive than real wood. They are suitable in places where humidity level is high.

The venetian blind will probably spark your interest if you are looking for a wide variety of colors and flexible window treatments that can go well with almost any home décor.

For your picture windows or sliding doors, there’s the panel track or sliding panels. Aside from being a window treatment, it can also be used as a room divider. Sliding panels really are flexible, simple and chic solution to be used for the house.

Pleated shades are also available in the market if you want a fashionable window treatment at such lower price. They may also be enhanced with liners that allow light and privacy control.

There are also vertical blinds which can also be used in sliding doors and really huge glass windows.

Shades are not only used in indoor spaces but also in outdoor areas. The outdoor shades are great for use in patios. The blinds can stack to the left or to the right or it may also split equally from the center. You can choose venetians blinds made of vinyl, fabric or aluminum materials.

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