Decorating with a color scheme based on blue is a subliminal indication that your psychological makeup is one based on a nurturing attitude. Don’t tell the godmother of Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck-Ayn Rand-but choosing to decorate in blue also means you are given to altruistic endeavors. Blue color schemes are a natural for those who are termed the Earth Mother Type. If this description does not fit you and you still want to decorate in blue, don’t fear. After all, it was a fallible human being who came up with this whole colorization of money nonsense.
Decorating with blue does tend to create what the Eagles liked to musically describe as a peaceful, easy feeling. Watery shades of blue evoke images of soft lakes beneath a cloudless sky. Midnight blue brings to mind the shrouded darkness of the evening sky and provokes one to reach for slumber. The biggest concern that you might face when choosing to decorate your room in blue is creating a sense of relaxation that verges into sedation. You can see why decorating your video game room in blue might be a good idea while decorating your home office is maybe not such a good idea.
You will want to properly balance your blues with a complementary color that shies away from the sedative effect. Neutral colors and wood grains are excellent choices. Another way to go is to paint walls in soft blues or go with soft blue wallpaper and then accessorize with more strikingly bold and vibrant hues.
Plants are a fantastic way to accessorize a room painted in blue. Avoid green plants because the effect of green plants against blue is just too bland. The plants you want to go for are the vivid colors that almost reach out to eat you alive. Look for plants with vibrantly colored oranges, reds and golds. Placing these in pots or hanging from the ceiling will bring out the comfort of your blue walls while allowing you to avoid the sedative dangers.
Bathrooms are a good place for a little experimentation when decorating with blue a color scheme. Turquoise can be overwhelming in a larger room, but can instill new life inside a dull bathroom. One good idea is to adding plain while tiles to the bottom half of the wall while painting the upper half a deep shade of aquamarine, turquoise or some other blue-green shade. To really bring out that bold color, do something really unusual: paint your toilet the same blue-green. Accessorize nautically for aquamarine or in a Southwestern style with turquoise and you’ve got yourself a blue bathroom that won’t give you the blues.
Because of the potentially relaxing effects of decorating with blue as dominant color, it makes good sense to consider a blue-themed room for hyperactive kids. Because these kids need an enhanced sense of structure and repetition, shy away from jus slapping some blue paint on the wall and instead use what gurus called a holistic approach. One good idea is to match up your wallpaper and bedspreads with the same pattern. Look for wallpaper that is dominated by blues and then get the same pattern on the sheets. This repetition of structure lends a very suggestive yet subliminal feeling of routine and expectation that will only help when raising a hyperactive kid. Consider investing in the same color of blue paint and stenciling a similar pattern type onto the floor.
Kitchens are very often decorated in powdery or sky blue colors because of the comfort aspects of these colors. Cooking is stressful enough without adding to the mixture by decorating in more vivid colors. Besides, it is said that the color red increases the appetite so you probably don’t want to paint your kitchen or dining room red. Blue, on the other hand, supposedly acts to suppress the appetite. There may be something in this that is associated with the fact that blue almost never occurs as a color of food naturally. Sure, we have blueberries, but most blueberries are really purple. Very few foods are unnaturally colored blue either, so painting your kitchen or dining room in blue may actually serve to help you lose weight. On the other hand, I personally cannot resist at least trying out a beverage colored blue, so consider that information as you will.