Futon Slip Covers: Colors And Your Emotions
One of the major benefits to owning a futon is that you can quickly and easily change the look of your futon with the selection of a removable futon slipcover. A slipcover is a special fitting sheet that usually encases the whole futon mattress (not the frame), like a zipper pillow case or duvet. It protects your futon and enhances the look of your futon sofabed. There are three parts to picking a futon sofa bed: Frame, Futon mattress, and then the cover. Picking a color seems easy. Right? Not really. There are a few questions we ask our customers. What is in the room? What color do you like? What kind of fabric? Organic or outdoor fabric. Do you want neutral or bright? And what about plain or pattern? The question not asked is: What color fits your mood? It is important to understand your own color psychology so you create the home that fits your personality. What is color psychology? According to Colorpsychology.org, color psychology is the study of how the brain perceives what it visualizes. It is the study of understanding the impact color has on the brain and how it plays in society and decision making.According to a Scientific American article about Feeling Our Emotions, neurologist Antonio R. Damasio says joy or sorrow can emerge only after the brain registers physical changes to the body. When it comes to emotions affected by color, there is data going back through history that the psychology behind colors have a huge impact when it comes to our emotions and that it is directly correlated with electro-magnetic radiation of light on human mood. Why is it important to think about how our moods get affected when we bring colors into our home? Neuroscientist Damasio explains that emotions are reactions the body has to certain stimuli. Below is a list of a few popular colors and the psychology behind them to help guide you pick the right futon cover color for your home.
The Secrets Behind Color And How They Affect Your Emotions
In a recent Huffingtonpost article titled “How colors reflect our moods, lifestyles and environments, color expert Dee Schlotter explains the ins and outs of understanding the psychological influences and trends behind color choices from consumers in different rooms. What she has found is that the very root of why people choose a color for a room has to do with nostalgic memories. She then says the other factors are surrounded around trends. Emotions alone are not the only factor that dictate your choice for a color, one can say the color you choose for your home has three factors, maybe four factors.
1) Influenced By Nostalgic Memories (most likely positive ones)
2) Influenced By Mood & Personal Style - (Yellow Inspires Cheerfulness, Light pink or red brings passion and romance)
3) Influenced By Trends (Societal, Fashion or any events that is shown in the media)
4) Inspiration From Accents And Lighting
Green Futon Covers
Back To Nature: Green is the color of nature. Green is the color of plants, trees, and mountains that symbolize renewal and growth. The color green is a simple way to refresh your interior, mixing minimalism and Modern interior design trends. Green can be an empowering color bringing a feeling of safety and renewal. Green is also the heart chakra and symbolizes love, compassion, and harmony within self and loyalty. Learn More About Pantone’s 2017 Color of The Year Green on The Futon Shop’s Blog - Color Ideas For Your Futon Covers And Matching Pillows
Green Psychology: Harmony, Natural, and Affection
Purple Futon Covers
Be Bold With Purple: Purple is known to be the color of royalty, power and luxury. But these are not feelings from the color purple, these are trends and society expectations past on through history. According to Live Science, there is a history between the color purple and the royal family. In fact, Queen Elizabeth I was known to deny anyone wearing purple except the royal family. The fact that purple was so special was because it was rare and expensive. Purple dye was so expensive, royalty were the only ones that could afford purple dye. Purple can also represent creativity and spirituality. For example, the purple lotus flower, often used for meditation, represents mysticism and spirituality.
Purple Psychology: Peace & Calmness
Red Futon Covers
Red Radiance: The color red represent passion, love, and power, but in Buddhism it also represents transformation and wisdom. There is no denying that when you walk in a room with red as the dominate color, it demands your attention and is a bold statement. Throughout history, red has been a primary color for religions, meditations, spirituality and ritual. Red is the root chakra and is associated with one’s life force. Much like the sea, the red corrals of the sea represent determination, excitement, but at the same time moves through life with ease.
Red Psychology: Passion, Determination, and Excitement
Yellow Futon Covers
Mellow Yellow: Choosing Yellow for your futon slipcover is a bold choice and will no doubt brighten up any room in your home. The color yellow alone is captivating and will cheer up any boring room. Yellow in the rainbow spectrum is the brightest, so one would think this would be the color to pick for cheerful and happiness in the home. When one thinks of yellow, it helps remind one of happy memories. Pantone 2017 Spring color is 13-0755 Primrose Yellow. This dramatic yellow brings warmth and joy for a sunny room or a great color for outside living. Check out The Futon Shop’s Outdoor Backyard Makeover For Colors And Ideas.
Yellow Psychology: Playful & Positive
Blue Futon Covers
The Perfect Shade of Blue: According to a research study on gender norms at the University of Maryland, sociologist Philip Cohen asked thousands of men and women what their favorite color was. It turned out that the favorite color was blue with the men and women. Blue might be the favorite color because in Buddhist philosophy, it represent the pure mind or the authentic self. To create an uncluttered mind, much like the home where you dwell, one wants to create a space that is clear and still. In the home, it is important to create a space that gives space for creativity and feelings of trust and comfort.There are many different tones of blues and the perfect amount of blue can bring peace and tranquility to your home.
Blue Psychology: Calm & Serenity
Orange Futon Covers
Color Meaning: Orange is the color that represents empowerment, love, and happiness. In China the symbol behind orange is love and happiness. Buddhists and Hindu religions look to the color orange as the blend of two colors: yellow and red. Red and Yellow are the sacral chakras, which symbolize joy and nurturing. The sacral chakras are centered in the pelvic area. This chakra resigns in the gut and guides your inner voice. If you are a fan of Van Gogh, you might like orange more than you thought. Van Gogh was an artist that used orange as a background to fill his paintings with drama and light. Van Gough used orange to bring pure sunlight. You can bring drama to your home with orange or pick a tone of orange to bring light into a room that is dark or a tight space.
Orange Psychology: Love & Happiness
Because the futon cover is removable, you can wash your futon cover and keep your futon fresh and new looking. When you get the urge, you can purchase a new futon cover to give your futon a totally new look. Even the most expensive futon covers cost only a fraction of what it would cost to replace your entire futon mattress. This makes futons popular with fashion conscious people who like to redecorate from time to time. It also makes futons popular with parents and pet owners for obvious reasons. Below is a short list of tips on selecting futon slipcovers.
• Delicate high maintenance fabrics, such as silk, should not be used in high traffic areas.
• Microfibers are ideal in heavy usage areas, are easy to clean, and look great.
• Textured fabrics show less wear and tear.
• A patterned fabric works well in heavy usage areas as it can hide minor stains.
• Leather is a good option if you are looking for longevity. It is durable, easy to clean, and there are now less expensive options in a variety of colors and textures.
• Neutral colors work well in smaller rooms.
• Vibrant colors and patterns can be used for the pillows to accent the slipcover.
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