I've always been fascinated at the role that colors play in mood management. It's widely known that certain colors evoke specific feelings and emotions. For example, red often creates energy and stimulates an appetite and blue is often thought of as a calming color. So, it makes sense that certain hotels take colors into account when designing guestrooms and public spaces.
Pod 39 Hotel, the newest Pod hotel in New York City which opened July 5, created three different "mood rooms"—RED with light-toned maple wood, BLUE with medium-toned maple wood, and TEAL with dark-toned warm walnut wood.
"The combination of three different color schemes along with four basic room types (Queen, Double, Bunk and Single) and several different room configurations, offer that fresh variation for guests," says Vanessa Guilford, design director for Pod Hotels. "This saves our guests from the monotony of cookie-cutter rooms."
Guests staying at Pod 39 can "Rev Up With Red" to stimulate their senses and raise their energy levels, or "Heal With Teal," which is meant to help a guest find emotional balance and stability. The "BLUE" rooms are meant to increase productivity while calming guests at the same time.
"There is consistency in the room design, yet a hint of variation with the help of color," says Guilford. "You can take the same space, color it three different ways, and evoke three different feelings, while maintaining the same design undertone in its form to keep the interiors connected."
Find out more information about the specific mood rooms at Pod 39 by visiting www.thepodhotel.com