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Color and Mood

Many paint experts believe that paint color affects mood in significant ways.  So what do you need to know when you are choosing colors for the interior of your house?  Just think about how each room is used, and then decide what kind of mood you wish to create in the room.  Use this as a guideline when choosing colors for your next interior room.

Colors that Energize and Stimulate (Bright Yellow, Orange, Red):

Bright yellow creates a feeling of energy, cheerfulness, expansion and creativity.  It is also one of the more difficult colors for the eye to process.  Use it in kitchens and bathrooms, but not in main living areas because it can make people irritable.  Instead, use a softer yellow in living areas.  It will add positive energy and a cheerful feeling.  Think of yellow as a splash of sunlight. Orange also stimulates energy and creativity, and a very bright orange can be great in an exercise room or office, or as an accent color.  Use a softer, creamier orange (terracotta or peach) for your kitchen or living area. Red raises blood pressure and stimulates conversation and appetite.  It can create excitement in an entryway or game room.

Colors for Comfort, Rest and Relaxation:

Mid to light green is good for rooms where the family gathers to relax.  Green calms, provides balance and promotes confidence.  It can even cool down other stronger colors in the room.  It is also a good choice for bedrooms and bathrooms

Colors that Soothe:

Light blue, lilac and pink can calm and restore, add tranquility and are often recommended for use in bedrooms.  Avoid using blue in kitchens and family gathering areas, where it can drain energy from the room and induce depression.  Pink can be used in a living room to add romance and elegance.

Colors that create Drama, Elegance:

Deep green suggests wealth and elegance.  Black evokes different feelings depending on what it is combined with -- too much black is mysterious and scary, but can also suggest excitement and elegance.  Other colors that can create an elegant feeling when lit by lamplight in a dining room include brick red and sapphire blue.

Colors that are Neutral:

Gray, white and beige are neutral; they do not create a mood, but can be used to balance other colors in the room.  They are frequently used for trim and woodwork.  Darker neutrals subdue other colors; white can intensify them.

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