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Lesson 3 Psychology in action

1. Read the following newspaper article and try to use the given information in your life:

Each colour has a psychological effect on us. By coordinating colours rightly, you will be able to create your own space with your own style.

Violet.The hues of violet and purple suggest opulence and grandeur. They create rich and warm cocoons. Use them sparingly for most domestic decor for accents, such as durries and cushions. The lighter tones, like lilac, can be a refreshing change. Softer lilacs can be used effectively in the bedroom and the study.

Blueis an imperial colour. It suggests peace, can be cool and also provides a good contrast. The pastel tones of blue are subtle and can create a sense of light and space. The stronger shades, like cobalt, add a striking electric touch. Rich blues create a quiet drama. Light blue adds airiness to a space and creates an ambience for relaxing. It is perfect for bedrooms, bathrooms and the nurseries. Turquoise freshens up a space. It is ideal for small rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms and studies.

Greenis a soothing tone of nature. It makes rooms feel lighter and bigger. Greens can be fresh and minty or warm and relaxing. Most greens lend tranquillity. Its darker hues invoke forests. Use it in any place to give a feeling of outdoors.

Yellowis a stimulating colour. It is bright, lively and energetic. It freshens up a room and inspires happiness and creativity. Hence, it is apt not only for the living room but also the dining room and the kitchen. Cream yellow adds life to the bedroom and the study without being overwhelming. Orange yellow can be mellow. Greenish yellow, like lime, can be strong and striking. The other softer tones of yellow are also good decorating choices.

Redand its related colours are warm and vibrant. They create a sense of intimacy, add warmth and make a place feel cosier. Red is great for small spaces and for finishing touches. The shades of red should be used with care. Bright red stimulates the metabolism. It is a good accent for kitchens, exercise rooms and playrooms. Deep red works well in dining and living rooms. Pastels reflect light and feel cheerful. Deeper reds are more aristocratic.

Pink is a nurturing colour. It also encourages rest and relaxation. Use it in bedrooms and rooms for the elderly.

Orangeoffers an upbeat and friendly tone. Try it in halls, living rooms, playrooms, studies, dining rooms and kitchens. Peach tones are more suitable for any room where you want to look best.

White enhances and amplifies the effect of other colours. Pure white can be either stylish or stark. Works of art, collections and fabrics are best presented against a white backdrop. The right tone of grey, from charcoal or slate to soft dove, can be an ideal backdrop. It can be used as an accent on any colour. Gold adds sparkle, while silver signifies coolness.


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