Green With Envy: Delmar Project SpotlightColby Morrell
Color can alter a person’s mood, incite anger, evoke happiness, or call to mind feelings of indifference and sadness. Even so, most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the effects of color in their homes or offices. Yet, the color and design in our home should reflect the people who live inside, and designers and homeowners should use colors wisely to create the intended atmosphere in each space.
On this project, our client knew she wanted a bold and beautiful living room…we started with one of her favorite colors: green. Using green on the walls in this room was a no-brainer, especially given the psychological benefits of being surrounded by the hue.
Green is the color of nature. Considered the most restful color for the eye, it can transcend a sense of calmness and security when used in a room. Green symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility, and generally makes people feel emotionally safe. This is exactly the feeling we wanted to evoke in this home.
If you want to incorporate green into your own home, you don’t have to go all out by dedicating yourself to paint. Adding little touches such as pillows, curtains, an ottoman, or green accents will instill calmness and security into your space.