by Marianne ANGERSBACH
Mood Curtain is part art object, part decoration and part
curtain is made from several translucent sheets of colored
fabric. These sheets are hung in front of windows
to affect the color of the light that falls into a room. A special construction allows the user
to change the color of the curtain and therefore the mood
in the room.
Mood Curtain can be used either to intensify or change
you feel listless or lack of energy you would choose one
color; if you would like to cool your temper, another.
In an office or meeting hall, you might be able
to increase productivity or influence the outcome of a
conference by choosing the appropriate color.
A Mood Curtain can also be a creative plaything.
Because the sheets are layered in front of your
window, you can experiment with various combinations.
For example, red and blue layered on top of each
other would make violet; an orange (red and yellow) sheet
with a violet one pulled halfway down over it would create
bands of color in a room. Each color and each combination
makes a different impression.
Curtains will enhance your sensitivity for colors and
lead you to choose color more consciously than ever.
You will not only use color to affect your surroundings
but to achieve your personal goals.
do colors influence moods?
has played a vital role in many different cultures. It has been used to express feelings, define status, and promote
meaning of different colors varies according to environment
and cultural context. Color also depends on individual perception,
because the way you react to one color or another depends
on your individual personality.
Nonetheless it is possible to define certain universal
aspects of different colors.
are observations that artists, shamans, psychologists
and theorists have made over centuries about the associations
of individual colors:
is associated with power, warmth, vitality and love. It can energize and, some experiments suggest, stimulate
is associated with wisdom.
It represents an outgoing, uplifting force.
Some people have found that orange helps lift depressed
spirits and low self-esteem.
It also encourages cooperation and group work.
sharpens mental concentration and stimulates the nervous
system. It can enhance the ability to study, analyze
is the color of rest, tranquility and peace. It restores tired nerves and is the color of growth and renewal.
Green is the essential color of nature.
It helps ease tension and reduce irritability.
is associated with truth, devotion and dedication. It cools you down and makes you feel at ease. Some studies suggest that it slows the
heartbeat and contributes to relaxation.
is the color of inspiration and creativity. Leonardo da Vinci is said to have meditated under light falling
through violet-colored stained glass windows.