Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Colour for Your Home and Your Life with Wo-Built Inc.

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Further to our previous articles on colour trends Wo-Built would like to expand on the importance of colour in your life and how it can work for you in your home.

Choosing a Colour Scheme For Your Home

When choosing a colour scheme for your home, the colour wheel can be your best friend in helping you to harmonize your colours and to create the mood that you are looking for. In the following weeks we will explore the history, psychology and different colour schemes to help you choose the right colour combinations that will work for your space!

A Brief History of the Colour Wheel

Colour theory is a set of principles used to create complementary colour combinations. Colour relationships can be visually represented with a colour wheel, the colour spectrum wrapped into a circle. The first colour wheel has been attributed to Sir. Isaac Newton, who in 1706 arranged red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet into a natural progression on a rotating disk. As the disk spins, the colours blur together so rapidly that the human eye sees white. From that point the organization of colour has taken many forms, from tables and charts to triangles and wheels.

Psychology of Colour

Can colours change how we think, feel and perceive things? Most definitely! Colour plays a vital role in the world in which we live. Colour can change the way we think, change actions, and cause reactions. It can irritate or soothe your eyes, raise your blood pressure or suppress your appetite.

The power of colour is something that most people are unaware of. It is important that we live with the colours that best suit our personalities so that we can enjoy a more contented and healthier life.

Lonya is the staff writer for Wo-Built Inc.

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