TURN YOUR BEDROOM INTO THE cutest place ON EARTH
Girls' Life magazine|August/September 2021
THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF… COLOR
JESSICA D'ARGENIO WALLER

THE AESTHETIC Cool and refreshing

With apologies to white walls, we’re beyond ready for a boost of brightness. Bringing in more color, whether it’s by painting your entire space (or, hey, even just a wall or door) or by adding bold bedding and punchy pillows, can redefine your room *and* your whole mood.

That’s right: Surrounding yourself with specific shades can totally shift how you feel. It’s also the perfect way to hang on to that summer vibe as the seasons start to change (sunset pink, we love you). Ready to step outside your color comfort zone? We’re here to help.

FIND YOUR AESTHETIC

When you walk into a light and airy space, how do you feel? How about a warm, earthy room, or somewhere dark and moody?

Color therapy (also known as chromotherapy) is based on the idea that color and light can be used to influence your mood. While it’s more of an art than a science, color therapy can nonetheless be super helpful in framing your thinking about how to incorporate color into your room.

But before picking out your paint and products, start with a couple questions.

“Every color scheme evokes a different vibe, so it’s important to know what feeling you’re trying to achieve before you get started,” says Ariane Moore, senior design editor at Hunker. “When it comes to your room, ask yourself: ‘How do I use my room?’ and ‘How do I want to feel when I’m in it?’”

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