Updated: Feb 18
Good interior design and decor elevate your quality of life by creating a sanctuary away from the outside world where you can relax your mind, relieve some stress and live better. This is the fundamental concept behind Camp Copeland Studio. To help you live a mindful life with fewer, better things that are made to last and can be handed down as your next family heirloom. We take our mission very seriously. Every object that we design has been done deliberately to best serve you through functionality, but also psychologically. For instance, we offer handmade home goods that provide a service such as a glass spoon rest or self-draining soap dish. The design elements, such as patterns and colors, are meaningfully chosen as well to best promote a healthy lifestyle through psychological perception. Choosing to use a specific color in your design style can influence how you interact with your interior spaces. Today is the second in a series of articles about color theory and its effect on psychology. I’ll talk about what is, in my opinion, the most popular and versatile color in the world of interior design and decor. The color blue. I’ll specifically explore the three shades that we’ve chosen to offer as handmade home goods options and why.
A Brief Overview Of The Psychology Of The Color Blue
Blue is the most popular color in the world with close to 4 in 10 people calling it their favorite hue. Men regard it as their favorite more than women, although it leads both groups. It is generally a nonconfrontational color, unlike red, which is why we often associate it with calm, tranquility, and serenity. It’s been shown to lower body temperature and pulse rate which can decrease stress. Depending on the specific shade, blues can even boost energy, creativity, inspiration, and morale. People that work in blue rooms have been shown to be more productive. Unfortunately, some shades of blue can also induce feelings of sadness, depression, and isolation, as well as being viewed as unappetizing. It is a versatile and rich color that offers any number of influences on our psychology based on the shade used in interior design. From a vibrant accent or a subtle pop of color to a calming atmosphere, in our opinion, no color comes close to blues versatility. At Camp Copeland Studio we use three distinct shades for their positive effects on psychology to help you live a more mindful life.
Powder Blue To Promote Contentment and Finding Balance In Life
The first blue we began using for our handmade home goods when we started Camp Copeland Studio almost 6 years ago was powder blue. Often a symbol of the sky and water, the color is thought to bring about feelings of openness, opportunity, and inspiration to the viewer. These are the qualities that drew us to it. A pure light blue that has enough pop to be an accent piece in a lightly colored room, but also is desaturated enough so that it can blend in and be its own neutral as well. Our first thought when choosing to use the color was balanced interior design. Powder blue is a color of contentment to help you live a more conscious life. An example of how we use powder blue as an accent would be combined with chartreuse in our “balance” color block trays. Equal weight is given to each color to not overwhelm the environment, but both hues pop against the gray countertop in a non-aggressive neutral manner. As much as powder blue’s effect on our psychology is calming, our next shade of blue evokes feelings of liveliness and action.
Refreshing Turquoise To Invigorate Your Interior Spaces
Refreshing and sophisticated, turquoise symbolizes energy, wholeness, joy, friendship, and even immortality. A rich blue mixed with a touch of green, it is a lively color thought to bring good luck, spiritual grounding, and inspire creativity. It was only natural to add the turquoise to our offerings of home goods, design, and decor for mindful and conscious living. It is a wonderful accent color due to its vibrant nature. Its energizing psychological properties and evocation of crystal clear ocean waters naturally invigorate and rejuvenate your home's interior spaces as well as your mind. Two examples of how we use turquoise in our offerings are our “spruce” felted wool coasters and catchall bowls. Radiating and electric turquoise livens up both the dark and the light environment refreshing the mind of the viewer.
Experience A Moment of Stillness With The Color Indigo
Tranquility, confidence, and spiritual wisdom are natural references for the color indigo when incorporated into your home's interior design. Paint your walls and create a calming mediation space to spend a conscious minute. Display several smaller accent pieces around your home as focal points to inspire mindfulness. Adding the color indigo to a light Scandinavian minimalist interior design aesthetic is a great way to shift to Japandi style. An example of how we incorporate indigo as an accent piece into our offerings is our fused glass matcha tray.
Find Your Bliss With Blue
The best interior design is the one that allows you to find your bliss while at home. Color has a strong influence on us attaining that bliss and should be a top consideration when styling your interior spaces. The color theory behind blue can be one of calm and balance, but also invigorating and creative.
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Thanks for reading,
Alyssa and Drew