The re­la­tion­ship be­tween paint and mood

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Paint­ing is one of the eas­i­est and least ex­pen­sive ways to trans­form the look of a space. The col­ors home­own­ers choose for their walls can give rooms their own unique feel and even af­fect the moods of the peo­ple within them.

Find­ing the right shade for a bed­room or kitchen in­volves more than just se­lect­ing the first color that catches your eye. De­sign ex­perts and psy­chol­o­gists alike say it may be worth­while to choose a color that helps you feel good rather than just fol­low­ing de­sign trends. The paint color you pick may add en­ergy to a space or cre­ate a tran­quil re­treat where you can un­wind at the end of the day. why blue is a fre­quent fix­ture in bed­rooms and bath­rooms. Just be ad­vised that too much blue can make a room ap­pear cold and stark, so bal­ance out blue with some warmer ac­cents.

Many peo­ple do not im­me­di­ately con­sider bright orange for their homes, but when used as an ac­cent shade, orange can re­ally brighten up a home. Orange is con­sid­ered a shade that ex­pands cre­ativ­ity and im­parts a youth­ful ap­peal to a space. Con­sider an orange ac­cent wall or a burst of color with orange throw pillows. If pump­kin orange is a lit­tle too bold for you, tone it down by choos­ing a more pas­tel, peachy hue, which is equally warm and en­er­giz­ing. for a bed­room, as the color may prove over­stim­u­lat­ing.

Green can evoke com­po­sure and tran­quil­ity and works in any room of the house. Since green is the pri­mary color of na­ture, it also works well for those peo­ple who want to bring some of the out­doors inside and work with the fresh starts and new growth that green can in­spire. To make green feel less sub­dued and sleepy, work with its com­ple­men­tary op­po­site, red, by us­ing a few bold red ac­cents here and there to bal­ance out the tran­quil­ity of green.

Peo­ple have long re­lated pur­ple to roy­alty, and this dra­matic color can add a for­mal, re­gal as­pect to a home de­pend­ing on the hue. Pur­ple also may help stim­u­late the cre­ative side of the brain. In paler shades of lavender, pur­ple can seem almost ethe­real and spir­i­tual. Some de­sign­ers sug­gest avoid­ing pur­ple in a bed­room be­cause that is a place you want your brain to rest rather than be stim­u­lated.

Few col­ors are more vi­brant than yel­low, which can help stim­u­late con­ver­sa­tion and make thoughts more fo­cused. A lu­mi­nous shade of yel­low is an ideal way to make any space more wel­com­ing and bright. Just use it spar­ingly, as too much yel­low may not be a good thing. Yel­low ac­cents mixed with touches of pur­ple can of­fer the bal­ance needed to pre­vent yel­low rooms from over­whelm­ing res­i­dents and guests.

Home dec­o­ra­tors should keep in mind that col­ors can be blended to cre­ate the de­sired en­vi­ron­ment. A color scheme based on com­ple­men­tary col­ors, or those op­po­site on the color wheel, may fit. Oth­er­wise, anal­o­gous color schemes, or those col­ors that are next to one another on the color wheel, can cre­ate a vari­a­tion that suits your de­sign needs.

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