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Color Fatigue and Money

by Nikki Willhite

Color is a big part of your life, and your finances. Many of the choices you make, especially with money, are influenced by color. After we have made our purchases, we often tire of them, simply because of the color.

If you tire of color very quickly, you may have "color fatigue". Color fatigue can cost you money. You will paint your walls more often, change the colors of your clothing frequently, and change other items like towels and bed linens unnecessarily.

There are ways to deal with this problem if you need to save money. Some colors are very easy on the eyes, and you do not tire of them as easily. The easiest color to live with is gray. If you have color fatigue, and put a burgundy bedspread on your bed, you will probably tire of it in about 3 months. However, if you put on a gray bedspread, it will not affect you for years.

Gray is now a very popular color.  It is one of the most versatile neutral colors. Gray goes well with many other colors, including reds, blue, greens and shades of yellow.

Not everyone is affected by color. One of the hardest things for me to do is to make a quilt in shades of just one color. I can never get very far before I have to set it aside for awhile.

If you are one of the people who are sensitive to color, try incorporating a little gray into your home and possessions. You may find it to be a great money saving tip.

About the Author: Nikki Willhite, mother of 3 and an interior design graduate, has been writing and publishing articles on the topic of frugal living for over a decade. Visit her at - where you will find hundreds of frugal living tips and articles. Frugal Happy Families- more than just money!


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