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January 9, 2012

ATLANTA INTERIOR DESIGNER: Positive & Negative Colors...

"I deeply believe that a beautiful decor can have a beneficial influence on our lives." Albert Hadley 

Here's my directory of colors & the positive or negative energy of them. I sincerely believe that colors affect our moods dramatically...and since this is the year we are returning to color I figured a little cheat sheet might be of some use!


Soothing & Calming. Powers of healing & relaxation. Since it is the color of the sea and sky, Feng Shui associates it with adventure and exploration. Navy blue is considered the color of intellect and wisdom.

Blue paint of the day:

Sherwin-Williams Blue Mosque

Black symbolizes money, income, power, and emotional protection. Great for careers...think it's perfect for a home office?!

Black paint of the day:

Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black

The color or organization and strengthens organization. Feng Shui uses this color to show a sense a purpose.

Orange paint of the day:

Sherwin-Williams Marquis Orange

Important  color in Feng Shui, since it's at the end of the spectrum. Tends to be the color of physical & mental healing.

Purple paint of the day:
Sherwin-Williams Plummy
Yellow represents sunbeams, warmth, motion, cheerfulness and friendliness. However, according to a noted 'Color Feng Shui' consultant, prolonged exposure to large amounts of intense yellow can cause anxiety. I have always been taught that yellow in a nursery can cause Colic and major anxiety. It's a little too intense for my taste... I would love to hear your thoughts.

Yellow paint of the day:

Sherwin-Williams June Day

The Feng Shui energy of color red is the energy of arousal and always signifies richness and luxury.. It is hot, passionate, rich and celebratory. Chinese color of luck. If used too much, though, it can bring restlessness, bursts of anger and over stimulation. (Much like yellow).

I've heard theories of why most fast food chains use red and/or yellow in their marketing. (Think McDonald's, Burger King, Chick-fil-a, Wendy's) One, because it makes you want to "hurry" and that red also makes you hungry. Hence "Fast-Food". Not sure how much truth there is to this but definitely goes along with what I've learned about these colors & what Feng Shui says...

Red paint of the day:
Sherwin-Williams Poinsettia
(This one is looking more pink on my screen than it actually is)

This week pay attention to the surrounding colors you live and work in daily, how to you think they affect your different moods or feelings? For more posts about Feng Shui click here.

Happy Designing!

Blue Room:
Black Room: ElleDecor
Orange Room:
Purple Room: Leslie Fine Interiors
Yellow room:
Red room:


  1. Great colors. I'm so drawn to blue and my house definitely reflects that.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Stopping by from SITS.

  2. Thank you! You must have a very soothing home :) I've seen so many great blue accessories lately- must be the color of the year. Thanks for visiting!