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20 Ways to Use Color Psychology in Your Home

20 Ways to Use Color Psychology in Your Home
When you approach home design, you likely do so in a couple of different ways – choosing objects and colors that simply look attractive or using an existing pattern or decor theme to govern your decisions. However, color is a powerful tool that can be used to inspire emotions, create space illusions or simply set the mood and atmosphere for any particular room. Especially when used with interior and exterior painting, color psychology is a great way to create a healthy and beautiful home. The following are 20 ways to use color psychology in your home. 1.) Create the illusion of space with bright colors: If you want your home to look larger than it really is – especially when it is about to go on the market – you can use bright and vibrant colors like yellows and eggshells to add space to your home exterior. 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) 10.) 11.) 12.) 13.) 14.) 15.) 16.) 17.) 18.) 19.) 20.)

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20 design landmarks everyone should see before they die When looking for design inspiration, it’s common to look at other people’s websites, illustrations, or photography. But sometimes it’s good to mix things up a bit. Have you ever been hit with a bolt of creative inspiration just by walking down the street? Classic Car Living Room (10 pics) Inspired by their mutual obsession with the classic AC Cobra 427, a pair of Polish designers created this amazing living room collection made of American classic car parts from the 60’s. The pieces in the “Spirit of 427″ collection – the sofa, an armchair, a coffee table, office desk, and standing lamp – are all handcrafted from original and collector car parts such as bumpers, fuel inlets, lighthouses, and leather from Bentley and Ferrari factory stencils. "Our top priority was to make as high quality aluminum body as possible," says Andrzej Sapierzyński and Łukasz Siódmok of Poland-based LA Design Studio. "We wanted to create something really unique that has the real spirit of the 427!" Designers Łukasz Siódmok and Andrzej Sapierzyński LA Design Studio

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