Color is the single most important design element in creating spaces that
reflect mood and style. Without color, life would be very bleak. Color
surrounds us and defines our world. We are soothed by certain colors and
excited by others. We use color to describe our world . . . to change
a house into our home . . . to attract attention, make a statement, or
blend into a team. We may not always choose things for their color but
ultimately we select every item by its color. Color has forever fascinated
people, not only in nature but as a symbol and at times as a physical
Why do we choose the colors we do? How and when did we come to know which
is our favorite color? Do we love only colors that complement us physically?
How much are our preferences based on good and bad associations and memories
of a certain color at a certain time? Why is color such a personal decision
and what do our choices reveal about our true nature? Let's explore some
of the different colors in our world so you can look at how you think
you want each of your rooms to feel.
Portions reproduced from "COLORS
FOR YOUR EVERY MOOD" with the permission of Leatrice Eiseman.