When it comes to painting your new home, many people struggle in deciding which way it is they actually want to go. Every single color in the world promotes different feelings within your body. The psychology of color is implemented in all the best business schemes. It is the reason why all fast food restaurants are red and yellow, and it is the reason why your food and drinks are colored the way they are. Why shouldn’t it be the way you put color into your home as well?
It only makes sense – paint your home the way you would like to feel most of the time. The best part about it as that you can get room specific if you wanted to, or just have a basic overall theme – whatever floats your boat. But next time you decide on colors for the home you will be living in for the next however many years – keep these color psychology tips in mind.
Opening Up Space
Remember the scene in Willy the Wonka Chocolate Factory where the room gets smaller and smaller? Well that can actually happen in your house when you choose to go with darker colors. Using light, bright, and vibrant colors with a little bit of tint like yellows and eggshells can really open up a room and add the illusion of space. Avoid white, as it is not as effective as other vibrant colors. One thing you can do if you do decide to go with dark colors is paint the ceiling white.
Red is known to increase appetite – which is why it is a perfect color for your kitchen. Remembering your old kitchen can make you feel at home as well, which is why it is said to be a good idea to paint your kitchen whatever color it was when you were a kid.
Relaxation is the key for your bedroom and bathroom. These are the rooms where you want to feel at total ease. Use shades of blue, green, or even lavender. Stay away from red (especially if you have high blood pressure) and brown (studies suggest brown rooms add to depression). If there is a place for darker paint, than these are the rooms for that.
If you have an office, you should really think about painting it green. Green is known to help you focus and concentrate and adding a green plant wouldn’t hurt either. It is also a color that is becoming very fashionable in homes.
The sun room and the hallway leading out of the house are two perfect places for the color yellow. Yellow is a joyful color, and when you are in your sun room or on the way out of your house, that is all that you want to be feeling.
Trust orange for a sick room or asthmatic child’s room: Orange is often associated with improved lung function as well as increased energy. As well as working well in any workout room, a mild orange can be very helpful to those recovering from illness or with lung problems.
The Overall Picture
Of course many will tell you it is just better to choose colors that you like and that can go with the overall theme of your house. If you are going to go this route, one way to do it would to be to choose colors from your past. That is one of the ways you can turn a house into a home, which is why we paint our homes in the first place.
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