Too much of a bright high energy color can be exhausting. Which is why you need to think about balancing the energy of your colors used in the various rooms in your home.
I find it helps to think about how a room is going to be used when picking colors. Consider your vision for how you want to feel in that room. For example I generally equate my living room with relaxing and interaction with family and friends. So I wouldn't choose a bright, primary orange. I like orange so if I want to use it in the living room I would choose a darker more muted shade and probably only use it on one wall. But in the kitchen I would choose a lighter, more vibrant orange as that room is a high energy room.
Bedrooms are generally quieter, more passive spaces where we want to get a good nights sleep. Blues and greens have a calm soothing effect that works well in rooms like this. But you still need to balance out that passive energy. Use your lower energy color as your main color and then bring in some splashes of color like yellow to add a happy, sunny feeling to the room. Your accent colors can add the balance the room needs.
If you've ever looked at a color wheel you will notice that the colors opposite each other, which compliment each other, balances a warm color with a cool color. If you want a balance holistic feeling to your home take a cue from the color wheel and think balance while incorporating your favorite colors into your home.
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