We have heard this psychological fact that your favorite choices reflect your personality type, traits and it somehow compartmentalizes you into categories of people who are similar kinds. Now, you can apply same logic when it comes to decorating your space by selecting colors that you like and each having a characteristic to itself, defining the kind of person you are. Not that it’s necessarily true, but if that is the case, then let’s reveal and combine psychology with art and make use of classic color preferences along with determining its utility in various ways.
White: You are neat and immaculate in your appearance, in the presentation of your home almost to the point of being fanatical. You are far-sighted, with a positive and optimistic nature. You are well balanced, sensible, discreet and wise. You can be very critical of yourself and others. You are self-sufficient and a loner. You may appear to be shy, but you do have strong beliefs about most things and love the opportunity to air those beliefs. You can use this color very comfortably on walls, curtains and flooring. It will help you enhance your space, glorify its appeal and allow other décor elements to take attention conveniently. You do not need to think before using this color in terms of proportion because it’s very bright and simple in itself to be used.
Red: You are extroverted and optimistic. You are action oriented and physically active. You like to be the center of attention. You are ambitious and competitive. You are impulsive. Patience is not one of your strong points. You can be aggressive and easy to anger, often exhibiting a violent temper. You do not hold a grudge. You can be quite determined when you want something, but tend to have a short attention span. Being a bold color, one can use this either on a particular wall or for upholstery and décor elements instead.
YELLOW: You’ve a happy disposition and are cheerful and fun to be with. You are creative, often being the one who comes up with new ideas. You analyze everything, all the time, and are methodical in your thinking. You tend to hide your emotions, putting on a brave face in times of adversity. You have a modern outlook. You communicate well on a mental level with like-minded people, but can become bitter and sharp-tongued if crossed. You are good at networking and getting information out of others. You are good at anything that involves the mind, rather than physical pursuits. This being a bright color will look very good in areas where you can just splash it away like throw pillows, rugs, bed sheet or even on wall art with other colors.
GREY: You are neutral about life, often to the point of being indifferent. If you love grey, you are trying to protect yourself from the chaotic outside world, even to the point of isolating yourself from others. You will usually compromise in order to keep the balance and stability. You are practical and calm, do not like to attract attention and are simply seeking a contented life You like to be in control of your emotions and avoid experiencing emotional pain by shutting off from your emotions. You tend to make fair and balanced judgments, and may be a good critic, because of your emotional detachment. You prefer to not get involved – you are quite independent and may be quite individual in your attitude, although you lack imagination. Being an intense color, one can use this anywhere in small proportions, more like a highlighting option.
BROWN: Having a personality color brown means you are honest, down-to-earth and wholesome, with both feet planted firmly on the ground. You are steady and reliable and quietly confident. You are friendly and approachable, genuine and sincere. You have a keen sense of duty and responsibility. You like a structured life with everything in its place, although you are not a perfectionist by any means. You may suppress your emotions at times, retreating from the outside world. You have a strong need for security and a sense of belonging, which is why your family is so important to you. You do everything in moderation and with restraint. You tend to be quite frugal. You prefer to stay in your own safe little world. This color can be played around anywhere like furniture color, walls, tiling etc. It can even have various hues in it at one place together.
GREEN: You are practical, down-to-earth person. You are stable and well balanced. You are kind, generous and compassionate. You are a loyal friend and a faithful partner, gentle but not passionate. You are strong-willed and do not like to be told what to do by others. You do like to win arguments and do not concede defeat easily. You are not a risk-taker and not action orientated, rather more of an observer. Detail bores you. You process information quickly and prefer to develop an idea, organize a plan and then delegate the rest to someone else. You can welcome this color in your home by adding some plants in your home along with playing with it in curtains and upholstery section.
BLUE: You are conservative, reliable and trustworthy. You are not impulsive. You take time to process and share your feelings. You are genuine and sincere, and you take your responsibilities seriously. You have a deep need for peace and harmony in your everyday life. You appear to be confident and self-controlled, but may be hiding your vulnerable side. You are sensitive to the needs of others. While you are friendly and sociable, you prefer the company of your own close group of friends. You are a rescuer and love to be needed. You can be rigid. You have a thirst for knowledge in order to gain wisdom and appear knowledgeable in whatever area interests you. You can be too cautious and worry about every little thing. This color is pertinent to upholstery choices or one can use it for wall décor and soft interior designing options.
So, next time when you pick a color, match your character along and style your home.
About the Author:
Sagar Datta heads and operates an interior design consultancy firm, Casa interio.