Black, white, and grey are shades referred to as achromatic, which literally means "without color".
These non-colors have been loved by the home design and real estate industry, but are they really the best choices for creating a happy home?
Which color has been scientifically proven to improve mental health? What color aids in decision making and confidence? And what does a certain color choice mean about your personality and lifestyle?
Carl Jung, a renowned psychiatrist, believed that color choices reflect personality traits. He encouraged his patients to use color to express some of the deeper parts of their psyche.
Color is IN again!!! And thank goodness because when used wisely, colors can play a significant role in creating a happy home life.
We are affected psychologically and physiologically by colors. Colors affect our mood, heart rate, alertness, and stress levels. The perception of color is mostly rooted in the subconscious and our relationships with colors are impacted by personal life experiences.
The term “beauty” has all but been eradicated from the vernacular of architects and designers for over 100 years. The era of Modernism, based on reductionist, minimalist, intellectually justified aesthetics has resulted in a built environment that fails to meet one of the most fundamental human needs; the feeling of pleasure through the experience of beauty!
We are mentally and emotionally impacted by our surroundings, whether we consciously realize it or not. The science of neuroaesthetics helps us understand more about how we’re affected by the built environment around us. Utilizing this knowledge can help us combine useful design techniques to create homes that better support mental health and wellbeing.
Our Sick Home blog series has been packed with TONS of useful tips, tricks, and insider information for designing a healthy home. To wrap up the series, here’s a distilled summary with helpful direct links to the most valuable resources for building materials, contractors, and products that have supported our clients over the years.
It’s become common knowledge that what flows out of your faucets at home likely contains MANY things other than the pure hydrogen and oxygen molecules your body requires to sustain life.
Even the EPA admits that tap water at home “can reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.”
Electrical pollution has become a controversial topic, but don’t let the mass confusion and differing opinions prevent you from finding the professionals able to successfully produce efficient, appropriately grounded, and clean electricity throughout your entire home.
GOOD NEWS! There ARE things you can do to prevent mold and air quality issues in your home! Follow these 6 Genius Steps to prevent issues before they arise. And if you suspect you already have mold issues, we offer some reputable sources here for seeking answers and remediation.
When it comes to hiring an HVAC contractor your builder is typically the one who chooses who gets the job, but should you always go with your builder’s recommendation? What are your options? And does it really matter which HVAC contractor they choose?
I am Jenny Pippin, founder of Pippin Home Designs and creator of my own inspired living. I grew up as an ordinary southern girl, working in the fields of my family’s tobacco farm. It didn’t take me long to realize I had greater gifts and so I chose to step into my power and create my own path in life, inspired by my heart’s true passion. (More on my personal story HERE!)