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I’m an interior designer – the best color to paint your bedroom if you want to be calm, productive or eat less

COLORS are known to have varying effects on mood, and there are particular hues that can make you feel more than one thing at a time, according to an interior designer.

That said, the color you paint a room with should be an intentional decision.

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The color yellow is associated with happiness, optimism and funCredit: Getty
Green is known to have a calming effect on the eyes and mind, which can lead to increased productivity in workspaces

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Green is known to have a calming effect on the eyes and mind, which can lead to increased productivity in workspacesCredit: Getty

Speaking to the Sun, interior designer and founder of EverWallpaper Lily Wili has revealed which colors you should paint a room for varying mental results.

BLUE FOR PRODUCTIVITY AND APPETITE SUPPRESSION

“Blue is often said to be a really productive color because it’s associated with clarity, calm, and focus,” Wili explained.

“Blue has been shown in numerous studies to be a color that can improve productivity. People exposed to blue-colored walls often perform better at intelligence-related tasks and are more creative.

“It can also help create a peaceful and productive work environment.”

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Blue doesn’t stop at helping you focus. According to Wili, blue can also play a role in how much food you eat. Apparently blue is known to be able to suppress the appetite.

“So it could be useful to keep employees focused on their work instead of being distracted by food,” Wili said.

GREEN FOR CALM AND PRODUCTIVITY

The color green is often associated with growth and new beginnings.

“[Green] is known to have a calming effect on the eyes and the mind, which can lead to increased productivity in workspaces,” said Wili.

“The cool, refreshing hue is often considered restful and has been found to help with focus and concentration. Additionally, green is said to promote creativity and new ideas.”

According to Wili, researchers believe this may be because the color is associated with nature, which provides a sense of serenity and inspiration.

YELLOW FOR ENERGY AND INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY

The color yellow is associated with happiness, optimism and pleasure and this is probably due to the fact that yellow is the brightest color in the spectrum, and therefore associated with sunshine and joy, explained the expert in interior.

She detailed, “There are a few theories as to why yellow can be beneficial for productivity.

“Some believe color is stimulating and can boost energy levels, which can lead to increased productivity.

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“Others suggest that yellow is associated with satisfaction and positive emotions, which can also lead to a more productive work environment.

“Additionally, studies have shown that people are more likely to take risks when they’re in a positive mood, which could lead to more productive decision-making.”

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