Mood Writing with Color

Ever consider how your mood differs based on the colors that physically surround you?

Does a yellow room really make us feel happy? Maybe. I certainly think the bright color might lift my mood, but it would probably be distracting while writing a horror story.

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I prefer my office to be painted in a neutral color – it’s actually gray. I like how the different colors on the many books’ spines pop against the neutral backdrop. But I also think the neutrality of the space helps me focus on whatever task is at hand for the day’s work.

I love sitting on my velvety blue sofa to read. There’s something luxurious about the color. It feels like I could easily slip through the cushions as if softly sinking down to the bottom of a deep blue sea, landing softly inside the story of the book I’m reading.

Red? Blue? Chartreuse? Periwinkle? What is your favorite color, and why?

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