How Paint Color Affects Your Mood: Part 1

Have you ever wondered why certain rooms or environments make you feel a certain way? Well the color of the room has a lot to do with that. There may be reason behind why you feel extra relaxed in your bedroom but extremely anxious in your living room. Find out what those color triggers are and accommodate your mood based on paint color.

Lets first start off with the primary colors, red, yellow and blue.

Red– This color is what brings up your energy level. By having primarily red present in your room you are stimulating conversation levels. Red is also known for pumping adrenaline to your brain, this is a great color for an entry way to your home. Not such a great color for a bedroom.

Yellow– The presence of yellow is know for capturing the essence of sunshine and happiness. This color is wonderful for small spaces or as an accent color. On the flip side, yellow can create the opposite affect when it is the primary color in a room. When used as the main color yellow creates a sense of frustration and anger.

Blue- When focusing in on the color blue we immediately think about being calm and relaxed. The color blue actually slows down the heart rate and creates a serene feeling. Light blue is great for bedrooms and bathrooms;however, the darker shades of blue actually create a feeling of sadness.

Green– If you are looking to get some rest, green is definitely your color. Green is the best color for creating comfort, togetherness and creating the calming effect. This color would be great in any room where you wanted to release stress.

Purple- Not all shades of purple are the same. While being in a dark purple room we feel a sense of drama, luxury and creativity. Light purple, on the other hand, makes you seem rested. Dark purple would be a great color for a home office, whereas, light purple would only be appropriate in a child’s room.

Orange– Upon walking into an orange room you immediately feel an overall increase in energy. Being in an orange room increases your excitement and enthusiasm for whatever you are doing at the time. This is reason enough why orange would make a perfect fit in a exercise room. On the other hand, orange would be a terrible choice for a bedroom or living room.

green room

I hope these descriptions helped you better understand your paint color. Ultimately the paint color is up you, these are just suggestions for next time you plan to paint. Let us know what your favorite color to use is in your Woodstock home!

P.s. Stay tuned for Part 2 !

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