Paint Color and Mood Psychology
Part 1 of 2...
Whether you're completely redecorating or looking to make a small change in your home, choosing the right color scheme can be very difficult - especially when you want different rooms to provoke different moods. The bedroom, for example, should make you feel calm and relaxed, where as the dining room should make you feel more lively and sociable.
We gathered color psychology information from a variety of sources and came up with this color list of common interior paint colors and how they can affect your mood. We are starting with 4 colors and will follow up in part 2 with another 4 colors.
Blue is a very calming color that can make you feel centered, relaxed and serene. It is known to help lower blood pressure, clear the mind and help steady one's breathing.
While blue rooms are lovely to lounge and rest in, it is important to note that pastel blues can come across as very cold and chilly. Light, warm blues are great and are easily balanced with warm hues and furnishings.
Kitchens are great rooms to paint yellow as it brightens your mood and increases your energy - something we usually all need in the morning as we make our way to the coffee pot. Yellow can catch the sunlight and leave you with an uplifting feeling of joy and liveliness.
White instills the fear of dirt in even the messiest of people. But painting your walls white or off-white is a great way to help make your home feel more spacious and open and the people within it more neutral. White rooms give an automatic feel of cleanliness and purity. The color white itself stands for protection, innocence and goodness, to name a few.
Painting your ceilings white or off white are easy options that go with just about every color and gives the illusion that the ceiling is higher and the room is bigger.
This is a great color for your home office as it symbolizes prosperity and helps to reduce anxiety. It is one of the most restful colors for your eyes and is known to be restorative, mind-clearing and encourage composure. For those who love the outdoors, it also gives an outdoors-like, natural feel.
Reminder: Brooks Painting offers our clients color consulting with your paint project and would be happy to help walk you through the decision process!