The colors you choose don’t just impact your home’s design, they affect your mood, too. That’s why it’s important to choose wisely. Think about it: most of us would have trouble falling asleep in a bright orange bedroom, because that color subconsciously influences our energy levels. If you’re looking for the perfect shade to compliment your space - and your personality - look no further. Read more to learn about room colors and how they affect your mood.
A room painted red is one that’s high energy. Therefore, it’s a good choice when you want to stimulate your guests. The color red has be known to increase heart rate, pumping adrenaline like no other shade. Perfect for a kitchen, living room or dining room, red brings people together, invites conversation, and creates an instant “wow” factor.
Like a beautiful sunny day, the color yellow brings happiness to any room in your home. It’s welcoming, energizing, and uplifting - but only in small amounts. Studies show that people are more likely to lose their temper in rooms that are covered completely in yellow. Rather than painting an entire room, look for ways to incorporate yellow accents for little bursts of cheer.
Natural, restful, and peaceful, green has both the cheerfulness of yellow and the calmness of blue - making it a wonderful choice in almost any room in the house. Promoting comfort, togetherness, and relaxation the color green has plenty of warmth that compliment its restful qualities. If you’re thinking about starting a family, the shade may be the perfect choice for the bedroom. Green is reportedly believed to help with fertility.
Purple, especially its dark, rich jewel tones, is rich, dramatic, and luxurious. Deep purples are associated with creativity, so those whose work requires a little out of the box thinking could benefit from including some purple accents in their office space. The lighter shades, like lilac and lavender, set a more restful mood, offering all the calming benefits of blue without coming across too frigid.
Some ancient cultures believed that the color orange could increase energy levels, and even heal respiratory illnesses. That combination makes it the ideal shade for a home gym, or other room in your home that requires high energy. Avoid using orange in bedrooms, living rooms, or any space where you’d like to take it easy and relax.
Tranquil and relaxing, the color blue is said to lower heart rate and calm breathing. That’s why it’s a color that’s most recommended for bedrooms and bathrooms. Thanks to its variety of shades, blue actually offers plenty of depth - and varying color schemes - depending on the blue that you choose. Warm blues and softer shades tend to bring out the best in the color (think visions of the beach) while providing a palette that plays well with other hues.
The biggest advantage to a neutral color scheme is its versatility. Neutral hues match with everything, so you can add in pops of color wherever you’d like to create depth and help set the mood. Depending on the accents you choose, your space can boast plenty of energy, or offer calmer, soothing qualities.