When anyone begins the process of even looking into a remodel, the key factors are usually price and how much they can recoup from the project if and when they decide to sell. What people don’t usually consider? How the finished product can impact their mood for years to come. Not only the way the space is designed, but even the color choices and how they coincide with each other can have a drastic yet subconscious effect on your day-to-day mood! Follow these tips to ensure you can choose the right design aspects for your space and how you want to feel when you live in it.
We all like certain colors, and we all lean towards our favorites when we re-decorate or re-design. What doesn’t automatically come to mind is how our favorite colors all over the walls might not be the best idea ever. It all depends on how you want to feel when you are in the space.
Blues are typically regarded as a calming color, but not all blues have the same effect! A cooler grey-blue or periwinkle might have more of a calming effect compared to a striking royal blue.
Reds have a very similar effect spectrum as blues. A soft mauve is a heck of a lot calmer than a bold red space. While a deep rust red gives the atmosphere an antique-y farmhouse feel. Fire engine red colors have actually been shown to drastically change moods to mad and angry subconsciously! Be thoughtful with the colors you’re accenting next to any base colors.
In essence, warmer vibrant colors are going to produce a more eccentric emotion. Toned down colors are the ticket for a calm atmosphere. Creating an overall inviting atmosphere? That’s where the planning comes in.
This is a big reason why many people come to us in the first place. It takes a decent amount of experience to understand why things work better in certain places, and it takes strong communication to understand how the space will be used. Functionality and aesthetics go hand in hand to ensure the space brings a smile to your face day in and day out, and that’s typically the end goal of any designer for their client. We’ve all heard the “work triangle”, we all know how to identify a “power spot”, and all the like; it is very personal to apply those aspects into a functional and cohesive spatial design.
Spatial design works similarly to how color can have subconscious effects over time. Changed your power spot to accommodate a complete kitchen remodel? You might feel a sense of confusion when cooking and not understand why. Is your work triangle no longer a triangle, and more of a straight line because you preferred that design in theory? It might take some time to get used to the drastic change in work space shape and methods. That’s why it is very important to have that open line of communication with your designer, so they can design your space specifically for your needs. But hey, that’s what we’re here for!
If you live in Southern Maryland and liked this article or would like professional advice on your kitchen or any other remodeling project, please contact Southern Maryland Kitchen, Bath, Floors and Design at 301-866-0337. You can also schedule a FREE consultation, measurement, and estimate with one of our experienced design consultants online at www.SoMDKitchenBathFloors.com. Feel free to visit our showroom in the Wildewood Shopping Center in California at any time, and see what we can do for YOU! We have experienced designers that will listen and experienced installers on staff to handle every step of the process.
On the other hand, if you are considering a bathroom remodel or updating over a kitchen or living space project, check out our previous blog post on bathroom fixture differences: Know the Difference Between Custom Tiled Showers & Acrylic Pan Showers