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Energizing Yellow, Light Orange Bedroom Decoration Using Color Psychology

Updated on January 9, 2015

Yellow -- Warmth, Inspiration and Energy

Yellow is the most energetic color there is. Hanging a yellow art object on your wall amounts to adding a small sun to your living space -- it will pulsate and fill you and your room with positive energy and optimism. Some research even claims that yellow can improve your digestion!

On the other hand, yellow can be a pretty demanding color and choosing it may lead to the feeling of commitment. The question you need to ask yourself is "Do I want (or need) to be constantly showered with light?" The answer is "yes" if you have got the blues (we will talk about blue on another occasion) and would like to get rid of it, or, if you already feel warm and sunny -- and seek confirmation.

Vincent van Gogh

The reason why Van Gogh's paintings are often cited as "life affirming" is because of his generous use of yellow. If you like the unabashed intensity of Van Gogh's color, a few of his popular paintings (Van Gogh's Room at Arles , Sunflowers and Wheat-field) may fit for you bedroom and character -- you will be making a statement that you respect his genius and perhaps won't mind a drop of it yourself... Just remember: the border between genius and crazy can be very thin, as VanGogh's own private life demonstrates!

Alfred Gockel

But if you are into softer and more moderate hues, Alfred Gockel's iconic, wavy and confident works may prove to be your best choice. Gockel is famous for his ability to condense the human figure into just a few free-flowing, curving expressive lines; many of his subjects appear to be floating or dancing. His Giant Yellow Tulips may suit flower lovers, while the Yoga Light Yellow and Ballerina Yellow will add great visual interest by their powerful thick lines.

Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko was a pure abstract painter whose paintings often consist of nothing but two or three rectangles of color. He's not everybody's cup of tea, and many find his art meaningless and pretentious. He was indeed very untraditional, but personally I love his abstract art: it celebrates color for what it is, without any diversion. In a way, he was also a practicing color psychologist, always trying new color variations. His paintings Yellow and Gold, Orange and Yellow, Black, Orange and Yellow present great decorating opportunities if you are willing to experiment.

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