Pet Friendly Home Decor – Part 11 Pink

 

 

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The color of Pink is often associated with nurturing, motherhood, kindness, caring, acceptance, friendship, contentment and unconditional love of others.  Rose tones express affection and encourage those around it to behave in an affectionate manner.

Pink, in all of the varying shades, is soothing and encourages creativity and artistic exploration.  The richer shades of pink can help to improve self-confidence and assertiveness while the paler shades are more protective and supportive.  It is believed pink can help emotional healing and tension relief, alleviate jealousy, grief, sadness, youthfulness and calm violent emotions. Some prisons use limited deep pink tones to diffuse aggressive behavior.  Pink can also be used to calm an aggressive dog or hyperactive puppy.

When using pink as a wall color in large area, try a neutral take on pink or choose a pink shade with purple tones.   Choose a neutral wall paint color, such as beige, with a pink undertone and add on some small decorative items with pink details.  Orchid pink, a pink with purple tones, is wildly lush and not at all juvenile. 

Another way to incorporate pink into home decoration is to apply it to accessories.  A darker shade of pink, with either slightly brown or blue undertone, such as dusty magenta or orchid pink, adds just the right dose of subtle color to a room.  Or, try a pink with a past by adding vintage red furniture, which gives a room a mature, wise air.  

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Pet Friendly Home Decor – Part 10 White

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White is often associated with purity, simplicity, balance, harmony, clarity, perfection, inner light, spiritual enlightenment, serenity, and divinity. It is selected for purification, meditation and healing as well as blessing new beginnings, like a wedding.

The full light color spectrum is white color. In the other words, white contains all colors and all their attributes/benefits. It is believed that exposure to white light can benefit all parts of the body and the balance the system.
White is an easy color to work with on home decoration. It works well with all other colors since it contains the entire light spectrum. When decorating a room around white, do remember to break it up with one or two focal colors and don’t go overboard. Too much purity may make the space feel cold and unapproachable. For pet households, white as the main color (especially as floor and furniture colors) is a good choice for families with white or light-colored pets; while not a good choice for families with black or dark-colored pets. However, families with dark-colored pets can still decorate with white as a wall color or window covering, or as an accent color.

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Pet Friendly Home Decor – Color Therapy Part 9 Indigo/Purple

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Indigo or Dark Purple is often associated with sedation, tranquility, calming, and intuition.  This color combines blood-warming red and cooling antiseptic blue.  It is an excellent stimulant without being an irritant.  

The deep shades of Indigo are often preferred by pets and people with strong loyalties to their family and friends.  Indigo enhances telepathic communication with your animal companion.  It also calms him and clears away anger.  This is a good color for people and animals that need to rest and recover from illness or injury. 

Decorating your home with indigo can exert a soothing effect on the eyes and the nervous system of people surrounded by it.  However, you may find these deep shades are too cold or depressing if the coverage of the darker shades is too large, or, there are not enough lighter accents to bright up the room.  To avoid this side effect, use Indigo on furniture or decorative accents instead of on walls.  If wall color is the preferred application, add in plenty brightly colored accents (but in limited–no more than 2–color shades) in the room, or skimpily paint the wall with the lighter shade of Purple, Violet or Lavender (see previous posting).