That is when I started thinking, I don't know if everyone realizes the importance of color and how our minds react to the effects of color in our daily lives. Not everyone reacts to the same colors in the same manner. There are some that are energized by red, calmed by blue and green, and feel happy when decorating with yellows and oranges. Pinks can be peaceful as well as other pastels and bold colors are often thought of for day care centers and primary school.
Color has always been important to me. I am a very visual person and color affects how I feel. If I don't like a color I really don't like it. If I love it I feel so happy and excited about how much I like the color. If you are wanting an easy change to your living environment the easiest least expensive change is to add color. Many people are very afraid of paint! It is nothing to be afraid of. Just remember as easy as it is to put it on the wall, it's that easy to open another can of a different color and paint over what you just did. The only requirement would be if you are a renter check with your landlord before painting. Most actually do not have a problem with painting if you do a neat job and paint it back to the original off white before moving. Thus a good example of how easy it is to change or "erase" trial and error.
Next time you are walking through the store and see paint samples don't be afraid. Look at those paint samples and take a few home. Tape the samples to the wall where you are thinking of painting and see what you think and how the colors change during the course of the day in natural light and lamp light. Pay attention to how you feel when you look at a color. If a color makes you feel calm and at peace that would be good in a quiet bedroom or study. If you feel energized and excited and happy try that in the entertainment area's of your home or kitchen. However these are just suggestions. Maybe you want to feel energized and alert when you wake up first thing in the morning. Go with whatever works for you in your home. That is the most important thing to remember. You have to be happy in your own environment! So.... I would like to inspire and encourage those that haven't experimented with color in their living environments to give color a try!