Does the color of your Santa Cruz home kitchen make you over eat?

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 at 1:01am.

Have you ever walked into your kitchen and instantly felt hungry?  Often time’s people do not think about the colors that they choose to paint their kitchens.  They are too busy worrying about whether it will match the rest of their Santa Cruz home, or if it will be what everyone in the home will like.  Take a moment to think about the one thing many do not…color affects the way you eat.  Studies have shown that it is common for certain colors to make you over eat.  Here we have listed different colors often used in kitchens and the effects that they have on your food cravings.

• Red: Yes, it increases your appetite.  Now you know why so many restaurants paint their walls red!  Although red is the color of romance and passion.  Red is also the color that promotes hunger!  You should avoid using red in the kitchen of your Santa Cruz home.  Not to mention it has been noted that the color red in your kitchen influences high blood pressure.

• Blue: A calming color that is often associated with the mind and the body.  It is said that blue has a calming effect on you and will slow your metabolism down.  So when decorating your kitchen and dining room of your Santa Cruz home, lean towards blue placemats, paler blue curtains and even a very light tint of blue on your walls.

• Grey: Grey is the perfect color to suppress your appetite.  Grey is a calming and very relaxing color that neutralizes anxiety, which results in you eating less food.

• Orange: Orange is great for increasing oxygen supply to the brain.  It stimulates you mentally and gives you a boost!  It is also known as a warm color.  So when painting your Santa Cruz home orange, prepare to have a stimulated appetite.

Hope this helps you in picking your next kitchen color!  Remember Warm colors promote your appetite and cool colors suppress it! Call me today at 831.662.6522 or email me at to schedule some home showings.

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