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Calming with Color

Calming with Color

Colors affect our emotions, our well-being, and our relationships.

We’ll tell you which colors will create more calm, serenity, and relaxation in your home, and a few ways to bring them in. After all, a peaceful home atmosphere can help you to keep the flame of Valentineís Day romance glowing now that the roses have faded, and will add to your everyday well-being like nothing else!

If you donít want to paint the walls with these colors, try introducing them in the form of area rugs, toss pillows, candles, artwork, photography, or other decorative accents.


Green Nature’s color, calming and gently energizing at the same time. Green is a harmonizing and balancing color for those in need of refreshment. Think rolling meadows, grass, the freshness of spring and summer leaves, sage, pine, celery, lettuce. And always remember that fresh potted plants are a perfect way to bring green into any room.

Blue Soothing, meditative, restful, peaceful, spiritual. Lowers blood pressure. Think cloudless skies, deep waters, sapphire, lapis lazuli, azure, cerulean.

Purple Comfort, protection, spirituality, calm. Think royal purple velvet, wizard capes, plums, clusters of ripe grapes.

Lavender or Violet Healing, calming. Think fields of French lavender and sweet-scented violets.

Read more: Spirit, Green Home Decor, Self-Help

By Annie B. Bond

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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6:22PM PST on Nov 16, 2013

Am in the process to change. Much needed change. Color is important for the spirit of the environment. Thank you for these colors and the reason for their effects. Keep the color schemes cool and calm.

2:20PM PST on Feb 20, 2013

my house is mostly blue

2:53PM PST on Feb 15, 2013

I live in a desert my fave is a Spring green .
Too much open blue sky...but love the blue/green color i.e. aqua in the Carribean Sea or a pool.

7:36PM PST on Feb 11, 2013

Cool, thank you for info.

7:35PM PST on Feb 11, 2013

Cool, thank you for info.

7:34PM PST on Feb 11, 2013

Cool, thank you for info.

7:34PM PST on Feb 11, 2013

Cool, thank you for info.

8:22AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Colours are delightful, so many to choose from for relaxation!

5:20AM PST on Dec 17, 2011

Although it sounds odd Red is a grounding colour.

5:37PM PDT on Aug 19, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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