We at belarteSTUDIO have always had a love for color, therefore it felt like a perfect match to team up with the Swedish interior designer Sara Garanty, whose expertise is just that, how to work with vibrant color with interior. Let's have a chat with Sara to talk a bit about our new collection Aura of Color.
Sara Garanty is an interior designer and color expert. She is dedicated to helping people understand and use color in their home and business spaces. She is passionate about helping people create beautiful, vibrant spaces that reflect their individual style.
”Every wallpaper color is a universe of its own, it unfolds differently and evolves feelings and emotions” - Sara Garanty
Tell us a little bit about the collaboration
Collaborating with belarteSTUDIO has been a fantastic experience. As an interior designer, I've been able to bring my expertise to the table to help create beautiful and vibrant wallpaper designs. Together, we've been able to create a variety of color palettes that are sure to add a stunning and unique look to any space. From bold, vibrant hues to more subtle, calming tones, belarteSTUDIO’s wallpaper collection has something for everyone. I'm proud of the work we've done together, and I'm excited to see how our wall mural designs will help people transform their spaces.
How did you end up specializing in color and interior?
Color has always played the main role in my life, whether if I worked as a stylist, decorator or artist. I became interested in colors and their meaning early on, and when I wanted to specialize as an interior designer, color psychology became the natural choice. After my 3-year interior design education in Barcelona, I have worked and studied color in various ways since 2008. I mainly work with interior design for private homes. Since 2012 I have been teaching and lecturing about the impact of color all around the world.
Wellbeing and color is always the starting point of my design approach. I am interested in how colors can affect us as human beings and contribute to a healthy society. I am interested in integrating design and color with human experience, in investigating how color affects us, rather than how it affects the image. I don't view color as a finish coating or decoration. Instead, I explore how color can bring us together and better connect us, how it can make us more open and aware, how it can encourage us to keep learning and growing, how it can make us more active or more calm and encourage generosity and trust. Working with design and color can influence the way we behave and feel. It can change the way we do things and it can change the way we see things. It can touch us physically, emotionally, spiritually.
”Through the beauty of color, we are given the opportunity to express ourselves, and build our lives in the way we feel is most true. We just need to overcome our fear of working and combining colors - and believe in our intuitive knowledge and experience as architects and interior designers to do so. When we see the positive change that colors can create we are encouraged to work with color psychology more” - Sara Garanty
Color and wallpaper
Wall murals play a crucial role in interior design, as it has the power to transform a space and set the tone for the entire room. From creating a mood and evoking emotions to establishing a sense of style and creating a cohesive look, the right choice of colors on your wall mural can have a profound impact on the feel of a space.
When it comes to interior design, the wall mural colors can be used to make a room appear larger or smaller, brighter or darker, and warmer or cooler. For example, light and neutral colored wall murals can create an illusion of space and brightness, while darker wall mural hues can make a room feel cozy and intimate. Bold and bright colored wall murals can add energy to a room, while soft and muted colors can evoke a sense of calm and relaxation.
Colorful wallpaper also plays an important role in establishing a sense of style. From traditional to contemporary, colors can help to reflect your personal taste and the overall look you are trying to achieve. A monochromatic wallpaper color scheme, for example, can create a modern and minimalistic look, while a vibrant and eclectic mix of wallpaper colors can reflect a bohemian and artistic style.
We all have an aura, a rainbow-colored energy field, usually invisible to the physical eye, which can be perceived psychically with remarkably little practice. Our aura surrounds our whole body in a three- dimensional ellipse. The aura reveals our mood, our personality and the status of our health. Each aura is like a fingerprint and is completely unique to each person. Meaning auras can be different colors, shapes and even patterns from one person to the next.
Only a small number of people are born with the ability to see auras. However with some time and practice most people can learn how to experience auras and even learn how to see them. Sara Garanty has been intuitive since a child and has learned to read and interpret human auras.
Science has proved that there are energy fields in the world that cannot be viewed by the human eye such as infrared beams, x-rays and sound waves. People have been seeing and describing auras since the beginning of time. There are cave drawings that depict auras surrounding humans and animals.
What is color?
Color is an increasingly important topic of consideration for neuroscientists, biologists, physicists, philosophers and psychologists. Research is continually expanding our knowledge of how we take in color and how we emotionally respond to it. Color can change living- and working spaces, businesses and peoples lives beyond what they think is possible. Color is not just about decorating, it is the simplest tool we have at our disposal to enhance positive emotions and increase wellbeing. Color is a language, a silent but really powerful one, even more than words. This language is rich and layered and it has been proved that color affects your quality of life and wellbeing on a largely subconscious level. Do you ever notice that certain places especially irritate you? Or that other instead will make you feel relaxed and calm? Colors play an important part in the state of our mind.
We respond psychologically to those spaces, and the color used can affect us mentally, physically and emotionally. Scientifically, color is one of the first things we perceive. Color is light and light is energy, when the light strikes the eye, it is converted to electrical impulses, and those electrical impulses pass through the same part of our brain that processes our emotions. What research has shown us is that every color and every tint, tone and shade of color, has specific psychological effects. This is happening whether we realize it or not. You only have to think of how we are affected by the colors of the natural world to see this in action. How the sun's rays fill us with happiness and optimism, how the greens of a forest gives us a feeling of space and tranquility, how a dark-gray sky makes us want to stay in bed under the covers. All these are our subconscious and unconscious responses to color.
Color is not just a matter of visual perception, personal memories and symbolic significance. It has a powerful psychological impact. Color has the ability to deeply affect how we feel and think, and to influence the way we behave.