It’s the start of Spring and that means life is about to get way more colorful, and that’s something we can get behind! Choosing the right color for your space or to represent your brand can be sooooo overwhelming – so this month we wanted to take some time to talk about color in the context of a workplace versus home and also talk a little about what each color represents. Enjoy!
The beautiful ancient practice of Feng Shui introduces us to Yin and Yang. What does it mean and what does it represent? So many things! But in the context of color, YANG colors fall on the brighter more vibrant spectrum of light. Think of bright reds, oranges and yellows. These are all considered to be YANG, high energy colors and best suited for areas where you want to feel awake and productive. So for an office, these colors work great.
However, color is super powerful and has a huge effect on us. Not only do we take it in through our eyes, but through our skin as well. So it’s important not to use too much color in a space where people spend long amounts of time in because it can have adverse effects on the inhabitants.
We love painting an office all white and then painting a focal wall in a bright color or using a graphic to infuse color into an office without it being too overpowering.
When it comes to designing homes we are big believers in creating pockets of peace and sanctuary so clients have a place they can seek refuge from today’s crazy world. One of the ways we do this is by being super intentional about the color palette we use. A Yin color palette is comprised of soft tonal colors like light beiges, pinks and oranges. These colors are soft, calming and soothing on inhabitants and are great for areas of rest and relaxation.
So when deciding what colors to paint in your home, think about what purpose each room has and choose colors based on room function. Below is a chart of how each individual color has the potential to affect us.
Gala Magriñá Design works with clients that understand the importance of creating a beautiful space and want to work with a no-nonsense design team that is able to clearly chart the best way forward. What separates or approach from other designers is our extensive knowledge of how people live and how best to create a customized space that nurtures that. We aim to merge cool and beautiful interiors with a holistic, mindful and intuitive approach to design that results in powerful, healthy spaces that elevate and transform people’s lives. For more information please visit www.galamagrinadesign.com.