Choosing the right colors for our home environment can affect our moods, feelings and overall well-being. Read more about how color therapy can help you redecorate — and rejuvenate.
The beginning of a new year is prime time for seniors to move into assisted living — and it’s also a time when many of us decide to make changes in our day-to-day lives, from de-cluttering to redecorating. If you or a loved one is making the move to an assisted living apartment, or even if you’re just planning some much-needed updates to your current home environment, one of the most basic design considerations is color. Color choices in the home can express our personalities and preferences, of course. Beyond that, color can also affect our mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
On its most basic level, color therapy — also referred to as chromotherapy — is the use of color for therapeutic purposes.
The effects of color have been studied in a wide range of disciplines, from physics and optics to psychology and metaphysics. In scientific terms, the exact therapeutic effects of color are still up for debate, but it is clear that the use of different colors in our environment can influence mood, perception and even physical sensations.