The use of color to increase well-being at home

Colors have an intrinsic meaning for our mind and generate an important impact on sensations, choices and mood. They have an immediate perception component that has accompanied us for hundreds of thousands of years: man’s life was governed by the dark blue or black night, by the bright yellow and white daylight, by the hunting activities, red, and defense and conservation, linked to the green vegetation.

Chromotherapy and color psychology study how the various shades and their combinations influence our thoughts and emotions, as the brain instinctively reacts to the stimulus of one or more colors together. Furthermore, the hues are influenced by factors such as quantity, combinations and light; similar shades influence each other and the perception they generate also depends on the physical and emotional context.

A wise use of colors is therefore not only a matter of taste but also a strategic knowledge for those involved in furnishing and decorating rooms.

This is why Bartoli Design, in the search for solutions that increase psychophysical well-being, has developed a proposal of shades based on different intended uses and with different possibilities of combinations and details of percentages of use of the colors, in order to improve the positive effects that these can generate in people and environments.

Consciously using color, in places and furnishings, leads to positive effects for the functionality of the spaces and for our well-being.

To create comfort in residential environments, Bartoli Design prefers to use “similar” colors, a combination of tones that are located next to each other on the color wheel.

This generates a sense of harmony as they tend to merge together having a part of pigments in common.

The effect is also obtained with contrasting shades, however focusing on very light or dark intensity: in fact, by desaturating a bright color with white or black in quantity, we provide the common element and soften the contrast between the colors.

Bartoli Design also prefers combinations where a single tone stands out on a base of neutral gradations, creating an important point of interest and affection to give meaning to the spaces of everyday life.