Color Fatigue and
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
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