Room color meanings

Recently, I discovered that one of our Big Ten Rivals, the Iowa Hawkeyes, has their away football locker room painted completely pink. Intrigued by this, I wanted to deeper research to discover how the color of the environment around you affects how your mood or energy level reacts.


Iowa first painted their locker room pink in 1979. Since then, it has been an icon for Iowa football.

According to, the color pink represents compassion, nurturing, and love. When an athlete is trying to get pumped up for a football game, being compassionate, nurturing, and loving is the last thing these athletes want to be. In a room, that is so overwhelmingly pink, it is hard to not let these phycological tricks get to you. If I were an athlete preparing for a game in this locker room, I couldn’t help to just laugh. The entire thing is so comical, but it actually works. Also, the color pink alleviates feelings of anger and resentment, two things every football player should have when playing another team.

To find out whether or not Iowa’s win record was overwhelmingly better at home compared to away, I went through every season since the locker room was painted and counted the wins and losses when playing at home, and the wins and losses when playing away.

Out of 452 games played since 1979, the Hawkeyes overall record is 274 wins and 178 losses. Of those wins and losses, 156 wins and 78 loss were at home. That leaves 118 wins and 100 losses were away. The Iowa Hawkeyes have a win percentage of 66.7% at home and a 54.1% win percentage while away. This is over a 10% win percentage difference from playing their football games in their home stadium versus playing their football game at an away stadium.

Although the win percentage is so much better at home than away, there are other variables that need to be considered. It is a well known fact that teams always play better in front of their home crowds than away, so this could be a large factor that influences win percentage other than the pink locker room. According to Sports Algorithm Research, home college football teams win 59.97% of the time and away teams win 40.03%. Thus, Iowa’s win percentage is roughly 6% better at home than other division one college sports teams. Another variable that must be considered is the quality of talent of the Iowa Hawkeyes football players versus their opponents. If the quality of athletes is much better for the Hawkeyes, that will have a huge impact of who will win the game regardless of color of locker room or where the game is taking place.



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Published by Andy Winata

Posted on August 17, 2018

Every colors in Interior Design can give many effect for our house, include red and white. For some serious vibe, darker and deeper rusty red is highly recommended. For the kind of red-white and where this color can we put on our house we will tell you below. Be ready for red and white theme for house interior.


First, balancing between Red and White colors in one room can we make different ratio with another room. For example, in living room we can make red just sparingly used as an accent and for Dining Area we can make red dominate it. But the important thing we still must be very careful in designing use red and white, look the ratio between this colors.


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Second, red and white in kitchen make it look bright and stunning.
Don’t nervous if we talk about red. Because red didn’t mean make your interior look weird if we can choose wisely red color and another color for balancing it. And for kitchen we can choose dark red or maybe bright red but don’t forget to use white to make it more calm and clean.


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Third, flooring red and white make your room look fancy.
In your living room beside use red for wall or furniture, better if we use red for flooring. For wall and furniture we can use calm and neutral colors like beige, brown, or white. And for flooring, red rugs we recommend it to make a dramatic impression for your living room. It will look great.


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Fourth, make a focal point.
Red with their bright and light color can make a focal point in your house. Just paint one side wall from your room and hang many picture, photo or painting there and make it mini gallery. It will look interesting and unique.


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Meaning of Red and White for your house interior.
So, red have many meaning in interior design. Red can be an ideal accent color, look bright and make big attention to the eye. But, red should be use moderately. Don’t use it too much because it can make it look weird. We can use
many texture or pattern with red on it beside use full red color. And white in interior has very usefull meaning. Neutral color like white give a neat and make interior colors look balance.


-Monika Dini-
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