Color Therapy at Home: How to Use Hues to Create a Calm and Happy Space

There is no doubt that neutral tones such as white, black beige, brown and gray create a soothing atmosphere and a certain elegance.  However, this same effect can be achieved by adding color.  

Are you looking to add some positivity and good vibes to your home? One simple way to do this is by incorporating color into your decor. Different colors have different effects on our moods and emotions, and choosing the right colors can help create a space that feels welcoming, relaxing, and energizing. Here are some tips on how to use color to evoke positive vibes in your home.

  1. Use warm colors: Warm colors like red, orange, and yellow can create a cozy, inviting atmosphere in a room. Consider adding a warm-colored accent wall or incorporating warm-toned furniture or accessories.

  2. Choose calming colors: Cool colors like blue, green, and lavender can have a calming effect on the mind and body. Consider using these colors in a bedroom or other spaces where relaxation is key.

  3. Play with patterns: Mixing and matching colors and patterns can create a fun and playful atmosphere in a room. Consider using bold, colorful prints in throw pillows or curtains, or mixing and matching different patterned textiles.

  4. Add pops of color: Even just a few bright and bold accents can help bring a sense of positivity to a room. Consider adding colorful vases, artwork, or rugs to your space to add some energy and excitement.

  5. Use natural elements: Natural materials like wood, stone, and plants can add a sense of calm and tranquility to a room. Consider adding plants or natural wood accents to your decor to create a connection with the natural world.

  6. Experiment with different shades: Different shades of the same color can have different effects on our moods. For example, a bright yellow can be energizing, while a softer, pastel yellow can be calming. Experiment with different shades to find the right balance for your space.

Remember that the goal is to create a space that feels welcoming, comfortable, and positive. Don't be afraid to get creative and experiment with different colors and styles until you find the right balance for you. By incorporating color into your home decor, you can create a space that feels energizing, calming, and full of positive vibes.

 Below, we look at some colors to see how adding these colors can evoke certain emotions. 

 Red:  Red is the hottest and most dynamic color. It is activating, stimulating, passionate and powerful. In home decorating, red is best used as a pop color.  For example, an accent wall, accent pillows, accent chair, decorative statutes & figurines.  Check these out

Accent Pillows:

Accent Chair:

Orange: Not as overwhelming as Red.  Orange brings balance, it’s vibrant, energetic, friendly and inviting. Like red, orange can be used as a pop of color, especially for the Spring & Summer.  Check these out

Bedding: Duvet

Accent Pillow:

Area Rug

Teal:  A deep, cyan-green shade that is a favorite for interior designers because of it's striking appeal.  Teal can be used to create both a calming and energizing atmosphere in an interior space.  Check these out

Accent Chair

Accent Pillow



Green:  We love green.  Green inspires positivity and represents stability. Calming, balancing and rejuvenating. There are so many shades of Green that you can find to had to your home.  Here are a few:

 Area Rugs

Accent Pillow

Accent Chair


Blue: We love blue too. Blue decor symbolizes calm and spirituality, dependability, trustworthiness and security.

 Accent Chair

Scalloped Edge Performance Velvet Accent Armchair, Navy – Home Décor & Things Are Us (

Accent Pillow

Litchfield Square Pillow, Navy Blue & Ivory - 26 x 26 in. – Home Décor & Things Are Us (

Comforter Set

Karye 20 Piece Comforter Set, Navy - Queen – Home Décor & Things Are Us (

Decorative Decor 

Aqua Demeter Candleholder Set – Home Décor & Things Are Us (




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