So you're thinking of repainting your home. Well, you may not know this, but the color you choose can very well determine the mood or mindset someone will be in when they enter a particular room. I'm here to show you some wall paint colors that can affect your mood and what kinds of rooms would benefit or suffer based on which color you choose.
Red is known to raise a room's energy level. It is a great color for the living room or dining room because it will draw people together and start conversation. Not to mention red has been known to stimulate your appetite! It would even do well in an entryway because it creates a strong first impression. Red is not recommended in bedrooms or any other room where you want to unwind and relax because it may be too stimulating.
Yellow captures the essence of the sun and gives off a feeling of happiness. This color is best used for small spaces or as an accent color. Although this color is usually considered a cheerful, yellow can have some negative effects. Of all the colors, yellow is hardest on the eyes, and it may stimulate your frustration and anger. It is not recommended for bedrooms and some studies have even shown that babies will cry more in a yellow room than in any other color.
Blue is the most relaxing of colors. Blue has been known to lower blood pressure as well as slow respiration and heart rate. Because of this, it is considered calming which makes it the perfect color for bedrooms and bathrooms. Blue is also said to increase production by calming the mind and allowing creativity to flow which makes it a great fit for an office. Avoid using this color in the living room, kitchen or other rooms where you tend to be more active. The calming affect in these types of rooms can make you feel sluggish and even depressed. Be careful when choosing your hue of blue as well, as some hues can give a chillier feel to a room.
Green, the color of nature, is considered the most restful color on the eyes and brings about a refreshing and relaxing feel. Green is a very complex color and has many hues but when used correctly can give a feeling of serenity. Clean greens are fresh and vibrant while olive and muted tones can be depressing. Pastel greens can feel relaxing and bright yellow-greens are energetic but can be overwhelming if used on an entire room. Depending on the hue of green you use, this color can be a fit for any room.
Purple is the combination of red and blue, which provides a perfect balance of heightened awareness mixed with a calming affect. Purple in its darkest shades is dramatic and associated with luxury. Lighter versions of purple, such as lilac and lavender, bring the restful feel that blue does but without the risk of feeling chilly. Dark purple would be a great color for a home office, whereas, light purple would be appropriate in a child’s room.
Orange tends to stimulate excitement and enthusiasm. Like red, when walking into an orange room you immediately feel an overall increase in energy. Being in an orange room increases your excitement and enthusiasm for whatever you are doing at the time. This makes it a perfect fit in a exercise room. On the other hand, orange would be a terrible choice for a bedroom or living room.
Neutral Colors include black, grey, white and brown. Black can represent power and elegance as well as help give a room depth. White resonates cleanliness and purity as well as provides a clean background for other colors. Brown and tan have become decorating staples in the last few years. People have been using them to create more earthy spaces. Be careful with using neutral colors, if a person is not careful it can feel bland.
Choosing the right color for your home can be stressful, but hopefully these color tips can help you narrow the choices down. Have you ever felt that a certain room has changed your mood just because of its color? What colors have you chosen to make up your home?
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