Bedroom Paint Colors & Mood
How Paint Colors Affect the Mood in A Room
Every morning we wake up, our moods are affected by rest, health, sunlight, texture, and even color. Most families are not aware of just how much interior paint colors affect our overall behavior and energy levels.
Studies prove that when our eyes are connected with color, there are chemicals released in our brains that directly affect mood. So, the paint colors in your rooms have more affect on mood than you may think.
How Red Colors Affect Mood
Red is generally associated with passion, luxury, adventure, and energy. Red is a hot color that conjures images of fire and sometimes even rage.
However, red is said to generate conversation and appetite. So, where should red be placed within your interior painting scheme?
Red Paint Color Placement
Red gives a strong first impression. Dining rooms, foyers, and living rooms are great places to implement the color red.
Red can be vibrant, provide energy, or like red wine; red can be a dark and rich color. One of our favorites is Red Barn by Sherwin-Williams.
It is said that red is the first color that the human eye identifies, making it one of the most intense colors known. Thematically most interior painting layouts would not incorporate reds in bedrooms or places of relaxation.
Purple Paint Color Mood
Purple invokes a calm, sophisticated, and relaxed feel. Some may interpret the energy emitted by this color as dismal or dull. For others, purple creates a sense of depth and is said to promote creativity. It is also said to stimulate the problem-solving portions of the brain.
This color may be a perfect application for a study or library! Purple is commonly utilized for areas such as bed and dining room accents.
Purple Paint Colors Recommendations
What if someone recommended a paint color with a purple undertone? Would you consider it? Why purple? It’s because purple colors offer a wide range of design flare that could enhance your living spaces. But before considering purple, you must identify potential areas.
Unless purple merely serves as an accent color, the purple undertones must complement the furnishings in the room. Even then, not every home can fit purple into its decor.
When considering neutral purples, we are not recommending light purples such as lavender or lilac. Instead, we recommend richer colors. Benjamin Moore’s Amazon Soil and Mountain Ridge are perfect examples of rich colors containing deep purple undertones.
Sherwin-Williams Ripe Berry is also one of our favorite purple colors and is sure to please if purple is a consideration.
Blue Bedroom Colors & How They Affect Mood
Blue is one of the most natural of all colors. It is often a reminder of natural scenery such as the ocean, sky, and water reminiscent. Blue is also a very calming color, said to help reduce blood pressure, slow respiration, and could help someone struggling with nightmares.
Several people say that their favorite color is blue. So, it’s no mistake that consequently blue is commonly painted in bedrooms. Blue can be a cool color. However, it doesn’t always fit into the traditional category of warm colors. For interior painting, blue flows and complements almost all decor!
However, dark blues can give off a sense of sadness. It could promote a dismal overall tone for the area, better known as “the blues”! Rather choose colors that are reminiscent of baby blue or marine kinds of colors such as sea salt.
Sherwin Williams 6225 Sleepy Blue is always a safe choice!
How Green Colors In A Room Affect Mood
If suitable for your home, you may want to consider a bold look. Green may offer the bold but calm feeling that you desire, but could also evoke more than what meets the eye.
Green is said to help with fertility. Green is also known to help with relaxation. It is one of the most restful colors to the eye. Green is associated with money or wealth and the spring season. This is also widely known as a color of life, giving, and forgiveness.
Most people associate interior neutral colors with browns and grays. These selections of colors are often referred to as “earth tones.” However, there are several additional colors in the earth tone family, and green is certainly one of them.
Our most popular green colors include SW Soft Sage, SW Connected Gray, and Benjamin Moore’s Hunter Green.
Where to Paint Green Colors
Green can offer an everlasting feeling of spritely energy and a sense of spring within kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, and baths. In fact, green is the most common color that is associated with nature. When you consider the association between green and nature, it should be no surprise that green is regarded as a neutral color!
As you are mulling over colors, stay true to your identity. Even after combining a few different themes throughout your home, you’re more likely to pull it all together and have seamless transitions between other locations of the home by doing so.
Here are a few green paint colors to try within your living space.
Painting A Room in Yellow & Orange
Several colors are considered bright and energetic. However, the most common paint colors identified as vibrant are yellow and orange.
There are specific areas where these colors can be placed within an interior paint scheme. The ideal areas are dining rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and other common areas.
How Yellow Enhances Mood
Yellow is the happy color! It is also the warmer yet subtle color of the energetic family. It is said to help with depression and mood enhancement. It’s also said that yellow provokes conversation and connections between people.
Yellow can also promote enlightenment and clear thinking. However, sunshine yellows will be more cheerful and energetic than yellows with a slightly orange undertone.
The Fell of Orange
Orange is another vibrant color of choice for specific rooms. This color, again, is warm, inviting, and enthusiastic. More energetic variations of orange create higher levels of positive raw energy.
Darker tones are considered to be exotic and luxurious. Some potential clients scoff when orange colors are merely mentioned. However, in the right location, this color can enhance the home’s overall layout.
Either orange or yellow can add a lot of character to bonus rooms, playrooms, and exercise rooms. Be careful when attempting to coordinate colors with orange. Blacks, blues, purple, and pink should often be avoided.
There is more to colors than what we think. So, take your time and make sure you are inspired by the color before painting with it. Secondly, don’t overthink the process of choosing colors. Trust your gut, no matter what someone tells you or how technical choosing colors may seem.
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