The world is full of color. Nature gives us beautiful, vibrant shades everywhere. Our roads are filled with cars in all different sleek shades. Even the produce aisle at the grocery store is a veritable rainbow. Colours are more than just background for the eyes though, they also have a tremendous impact on the way we feel. Nowhere is this more true than in our own homes.
Did you know having the wrong paint color on your bedroom wall will leave you feeling like you’re starting off everyday on the wrong foot? Setting the right mood with the right paint colour can feel tricky. So with your emotional well-being in mind, we looked at 8 interior colours to explore where they’re best suited.
The ultimate uplifter, yellow is your go-to when you want to get out of a funk. While softer pastel yellows can work in a bedroom, anything brighter might be too stimulating for light sleepers. A canary shade choice will work in kitchens or dining rooms sparingly rather than the main color scheme. Studies show that people are more likely to lose their temper in a bright yellow room and babies seem to cry more in them too.
Calming and relaxing, blue is often recommended for bedrooms and bathrooms. To maximize your relaxation, make sure there’s lots of natural light to soften up a pastel blue that could end up looking chilly on the wall. If considering blue for a dominant color in the living room, remember that super dark shades of blue have a reverse effect, evoking sadness.
The phrase “seeing red” to describe feelings of anger aren’t without merit. Red is the most intense colour choice on the wheel and it raises blood pressure. While most will want to avoid red for a bedroom color choice, consider red hues for a dining room or an office as its stimulative presence can help get conversations flowing.
Serenity is a gray paint stroke away. Creating a Zen-like atmosphere in your bedroom, light grays work well for those who want to feel calm. Gray represents peace and can give you balance making it a perfect choice for a bathroom. To counter the notion that gray can be dull or even sad, gray rooms benefit from pops of color in accent decor the most.
Combining the calm of blue and the cheerfulness of yellow, green is the most versatile color and can work in any room of the house. It is a proven stress reliever and with its mind-clearing effect on moods, it’s an ideal bedroom choice for those restless sleepers or for an office to start each day off fresh.
Conjuring up feelings of starting afresh, white is the perfect blank slate to make your home feel more open. Neutral colours in the white and beige family don’t have too much of an effect on mood but you want to avoid stark whites which can make people feel anxious. Opt for warmer shades in a kitchen to create a modern yet cozy feeling.
Perhaps the most dramatic in the bunch, purple can spark creativity making it a unique choice for a home office. Lighter lavender shades work well in the bedroom where it gives off a romantic and luxurious vibe while still keeping it calm. Darker plum shades might be a tad more sophisticated, they can also lower energy levels so best to keep as an accent wall.
Looking for some excitement in your life? Orange can be a real game-changer for your home gym or play room as it brings a burst of energy and enthusiasm to crush that workout. Orange is too perky to help you unwind in the bedroom but it’s an interesting choice for a bathroom to make you feel excited to start the day.
Choosing to paint your home or give it a refresh can not only be a great way to boost your home’s value but your morale too. Getting the right paint colour is only part of the painting process. Trust an experienced paint professional to get the job done quickly and efficiently, leaving you more time to enjoy your new mood-boosting coloured walls.