9 different colors of houseplants and how they impact your lifestyle! Learn about them and bring them in to beat the winter blues!
If you are suddenly feeling anxious, tired or sad and that you’re lacking energy, well join the club and don’t worry; winter is coming. Days are way too short, temperatures are low, sun is absent of the picture and summer gave way to a colder and heavier season. Yes, it’s tough, but winter also has advantages: snowfalls, holidays, skiing. If winter activities are not enough to kick the blues, we have lots of suggestions for ways to lift your spirits up and get rid of the winter melancholies.
You miss the light, the greenery and the colors of summer? So let’s bring them home! A lot of studies have shown that indoor plants can have positive effects on wellbeing. Besides providing a soothing environment, reducing stress or making you relax, indoor plants also stimulate us. This is exactly what we need to beat the winter blues, isn’t it?
And to make the solution even more effective, you should include flowers in the mix. Indeed, colors have healing powers that can cheer anyone up! Garden design trends are also incorporating color therapy. Meaning, that the arrangements include colorful flowers which trigger happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner, as analyzed by behavioral studies led at Rutgers University. Let’s explore colors, shall we?
Even if red is not a recommended when it comes to the wall of your new bedroom, this color triggers a sense of vitality and boosts energy. This warm color is good for passive people and for those who always feel tired. Red also multiplies by ten the senses such as hearing, vision and touch. So what do you think about a Ranunculus bouquet in your bedroom or poisettias, Christmas cactus, geraniums, you have plenty of options.
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Don’t forget to add some orange in your indoor landscape design. Like red, it is a warm color but it’s less exciting. It still cheers people up but in a softer way. By seeing orange flowers such as begonias, people feel their body and mind relieved from pressures. Plus, orange fosters creative thinking, by helping people at rock bottom get out of it and imagine new possibilities in life.
If creative people love yellow, it is because it allows them to be even more creative. This cheerful color, associated to the brightness of the sun, helps stimulate intelligence. Just be careful not to overuse it because it can lead to insomnia for example. So, just avoid putting those wonderful sunflowers in your bedroom. However, you have many other planting options like sweet potato vine, kalenchoe, black eyed susan etc.
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Blue is probably the most famous color in terms of soothing. As the color symbolizing the sky and the sea, it is linked with serenity. Blue calms strong emotions such as anger or hysteria. Grow Iris or hydrangea inside your home and you will definitely get rid of any rage signs. If you feel distressed, the blue color will lower blood pressure as well as your heart rate. Tranquility boost guaranteed.
Along with purple and lavender, the violet color is linked with the cerebral and nervous systems, and for that reason, it relaxes the mind by releasing any kind of emotional stress. Violet heals different states of mind like melancholy or hysteria by bringing spiritual insights. For that matter, violet gives way to renewal and motivates the transformation. Simply grow Pansies in your bedroom, it will help you sleep, and dreams will positively affect the day coming next.
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White is a sign of pureness, and that is why it helps to get rid of all the negative moods and reach the truth. If winter makes you feel insecure, simply add Paperwhites into your indoor landscape design and you’ll immediately feel the harmony getting the upper hand in every aspects of your life. There are many other beautiful houseplants that provide white color like peace lily, jasmine, gardenia.
Like violet, magenta is also a spiritual color. It helps strengthen the link with your life purpose. And because it is a little bit flashier than purple, it boosts adrenaline. At home, Tulips do the job perfectly well or you can grow the orchids.
You see pink and you automatically see candies and tender images from your childhood. Pink definitely brings some youth back, and heals your grief and sadness, because it means affection and protection. For that matter, this bouquet of roses is going to please all the family. You can also look at other plants like pink hibiscus, geraniums, polka-dot plant, and begonia.
Now that you know how to set up your indoor garden to battle the winter blues, you don’t need to be afraid! Simply use flowers and plants from all different colors to boost your mood, and you will be the happiest person in the world!
Sera Rogue is the owner of RedFernBrooklyn.com, a full-service garden and interior plant design studio that offers boutique-style creative service. She has been working professionally in the NYC botanical industry for the last five years. The company’s goal is to integrate inspired design and sustainability.