In most of North America, at this time of the year, no matter where you look outside something green pops into view. All that green is good for our mental health. Researchers have found that green spaces, inside and out, boost our mood and cognitive performance.
A research team led by Lichtenfeld has identified a link between seeing the color green on surfaces and enhanced creative performance. Their work involved testing how creatively people were thinking when they looked at a range of different greens, so its fine to choose your favorite shade of green for the walls of your home office or wherever you want your creative spark to burn a little brighter.
Using greens inside your home is a relatively safe bet, resale value-wise. As long as you avoid unusual shades that are hard to coordinate with furnishings or neon tints that don’t go with much of anything, your color scheme will probably be popular with perspective buyers. Across the planet, people’s favorite color is generally blue, but green is not far behind on the color popularity meter. Beware using yellow; it’s the most disliked color around. Greens that aren’t very saturated but are bright, like light sage greens, seem like a particularly good choice, seeing them relaxes us.