Color Scheme

Choosing a color scheme for your house is one of the first steps we take when designing your house. They play a particularly important part in the Pacific Northwest, where weather plays a larger role in our day-to-day lives and moods.

Colors are non-verbal communication. They create a physical and emotional reaction. How a person relates to color will be different than others. Here’s a brief breakdown of the emotions each color evokes:

Red
Is a bright, warm color that evokes strong emotions. It is associated with power, love, warmth and comfort.

Yellow
A cheery and warm color, but people lose their tempers more when in yellow rooms and babies tend to cry more. Yellow is the most attention getting color, so best used in small amounts to draw attention to something.

Blue
The color most preferred by men and a favorite color of many! Blue is associated with calmness or serenity and is considered peaceful, tranquil, important, and intelligent. Research has shown people are more productive in blue rooms.

Green
The color symbolizes nature. It represents tranquility, good luck, health, and harmony. Researchers have found green can improve reading ability. A room in green will often have a calming effect and relieve stress.

Orange
A combination of yellow and red, it is considered an energetic color. It is a great color to be used to draw attention to something, it creates feelings of excitement, enthusiasm, and warmth.

Purple
Is the symbol of royalty and wealth. It often represents wisdom and spirituality.

Brown
A natural color which evokes a sense of strength and reliability. It can create feelings of sadness and isolation for some, but brings warmth, comfort, and security to others. It is described as conventional and a down to earth color, but can also be sophisticated.

Pink
Is sweet, nice, and delicate. It symbolizes romance, and playfulness.

Black
Black is the absence of color. In clothing visually slimming, in a room it appears to shrink its size. Black is conservative, sophisticated, sexy and mysterious. It goes well with almost any color, but the very dark colors.

White
It symbolizes cleanliness, purity, innocence, and softness. It can create a sense of largeness, and coolness. Like black, white goes well with almost any color. Due to its brilliance it can cause headaches for some. Use lots of white for a summery look, or use in small amounts to soften a wintery palette.