Experts say that many restaurants use the color red in their advertising, because it encourages appetite! It's a great color for your dining room. But that's not all. The color red can also make you do poorly on exams. What? How do they figure this stuff out? There's more to the psychology of color:

If you want your baby to be happy, don't paint their room yellow! While the color yellow is cheerful and warm and gives you energy, apparently babies are not crazy about it! If you're painting a room before knowing the sex of the baby, or don't want to go with traditional pink or blue, a better choice would be green or lavender. Both have positive effects.

I prefer the earthy browns, forest greens and deep burgundy. However, brown is associated with boredom. Maybe it's time to step out of my color bubble and try something new. How about you?