Saturday, November 3, 2012

Color and Scent

Color and Scent are two things that you may not give much thought to...
until they are missing or perhaps, unpleasant. 
But both are actually very important in our day-to-day lives. 

Consider this: food in your fridge may look fine,
you'll know instantly!

A certain perfume or cologne can remind you of someone you've not seen in ages. 

Out on the road, if we weren't able to distinguish colors, (red from yellow from green, say), 
we would have to rely on the shapes of road signs to help us...

Restaurants know that color is important. 
Blue and purple are appetite suppresants, so if you're planning to open a diner soon, 
this would not be a good choice for your decor. 
However, studies have shown that red is an appetite stimulator, 
and that diners given red plates ate more and stayed longer.

Retailers have discovered that shoppers are drawn to stores with pleasant scents, and
they will linger longer, increasing the chances that they will make a purchase.
Welcome to  "Scent Marketing".

Smart realtors know to burn apple or cinnamon candles at their open houses, 
and have fragrant potpourri strategically located throughout the home. 
Nothing turns off a potential buyer quicker than smelly trash or kitty litter!

Yellow a vibrant color and is the feng shui color of sunshine.
Use it in places where you need help making decisions, protection from depression in winter,
or relief from panic and nervousness.
This room above may not be your decorating style, but you can't deny that it just feels cheerful!
Conversely, yellow in a restaurant has been found to be an irritant.

Green is nature's color. Restful, and great to use when you feel you need a boost or change.
Doesn't this all-green floral arrangement give you a lift?

Blue is the color of calm, and inspiration, and also one of the most popular colors in decor. 
(remember collecting blue glass bottles?)

In your home or office, subtle scents will make a difference in your day.

Rosemary represents friendship,  and it's scent can help improve your memory. 
It  is one of our most requested greens for bridal bouquets, signifying rememberance.

Lavender, one of the most popular natural scents, has a calming effect. 
Use it for relaxation and stress reduction.

Eucalyptus is a scent that you either love or hate. 
Some think it is fresh and stimulating; others find it cloying and herbal. 
Popular in aromatherapy, Eucalyptus is an anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial.

Whether it's color or scent, make a point of incorporating both into your daily life, 
and I promise you will see a difference!

Bloomers Floral Design
122 South Front St.
Wilmington NC 28401

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