Setting the Mood: Happiness

Happy can be defined as delighted, pleased or glad, as over a particular thing. Characterized by or indicative of pleasure, contentment, or joy.

What does it really mean to be happy? I have read that increasing your activity can make you happy, reaching out to others, acting happy (the fake-it-til-you-make-it approach) and even being an organ donor can make you happy. I don’t quite understand how that last one works since in order to donate an organ (other than perhaps a kidney) you would most likely no longer be here to even be happy. My personal opinion is that happiness is a choice we make each and every day. Making that choice and being thankful is typically what allows me to stay in high level emotions such as happiness.

There is no doubt, though, that the space you live in can have a huge impact on emotions and the first color that comes to my mind when I think of a happy space is yellow! I love yellow and I find myself using it more and more. This color works well in casual design and can work equally as well as a pop of color in a contemporary space.

This industrial looking wall sign makes me happy just looking at it. Starting with this as inspiration and the color yellow how can the room be anything but happy.


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Designing spaces you love to live in,

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One thought on “Setting the Mood: Happiness

  1. I love yellow! I like the darker mustard yellow that you see a lot of in the fall.. I can’t wear it (it washes me out) so I like to use it in *splashes* around my house, mixed with darker neutrals.


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