If you’ve ever lived in an apartment you are probably very familiar with the color eggshell white. There are not a lot of options when it comes to changing the color of your walls if you live in an apartment and you have to rely on your decor to give your room splashes of color and personalization, that’s why when prospective homeowners tour houses often the first thing they envision is painting the walls the color of their choice. Color not only has a big impact on the style of your home, but it turns out it can also have a significant bearing on your mood. So what mood do you want to create? Which colors will help you achieve that mood? According to My Move, here are some things to consider when it comes to painting your walls.

Red

Red is the most intense color, it pumps the adrenaline like no other hue. It is a good choice when you want to stir up excitement, particularly at night. In the living room or dining room, red draws people together and stimulates conversation. In an entryway, it creates a strong first impression. Red has been shown to raise blood pressure and speed respiration and heart rate. It is usually considered too stimulating for bedrooms, but if you’re typically in the room only after dark, you’ll be seeing it mostly by lamplight, when the color will appear muted, rich and elegant.

Yellow

Yellow captures the joy of sunshine and communicates happiness. It is an excellent choice for kitchens, dining rooms, and bathrooms, where it is energizing and uplifting. In halls, entries, and small spaces, yellow can feel expansive and welcoming. Even though yellow, although is a cheery color, it is not a good choice for main color schemes. Studies show that people are more likely to lose their temper in a yellow interior. Babies also seem to cry more in yellow rooms. In large amounts, this color tends to create feelings of frustration and anger. In chromotherapy, yellow is believed to stimulate the nerves and purify the body.

Blue

Blue is said to bring down blood pressure and slow respiration and heart rate. That is why it is considered calming, relaxing and serene, and it is often recommended for bedrooms and bathrooms. A pastel blue that looks pretty on the paint chip can come across as unpleasantly chilly on the walls and furnishings, however, especially in a room that receives little natural light. If you opt for a light blue as the primary color in a room, balance it with warm hues for the furnishings and fabrics. To encourage relaxation in social areas such as family rooms, living rooms or large kitchens, consider warmer blues, such as periwinkle, or bright blues, such as cerulean or turquoise. Blue is known to have a calming effect when used as the main color of a room — but go for softer shades. Dark blue has the opposite effect, evoking feelings of sadness. Refrain from using darker blues in your main color scheme.

Green

Green is considered the most restful color for the eye. Combining the refreshing quality of blue and the cheerfulness of yellow, green is suited for almost any room in the house. In the kitchen, green cools things down; in a family room or living room, it encourages unwinding but has enough warmth to promote comfort and togetherness. Green also has a calming effect when used as the main color for decorating. It is believed to relieve stress by helping people relax. It is also believed to help with fertility, making it a great choice for the bedroom.

Orange

This color evokes excitement and enthusiasm and is an energetic color. While not a good idea for a living room or for bedrooms, this color is great for an exercise room; it will bring out all the emotions that you need released during your fitness routine. In ancient cultures, orange was believed to heal the lungs and increase energy levels.

Neutrals

Black, gray, white and brown are basic to the decorator’s tool kit. All-neutral schemes fall in and out of fashion, but their virtue lies in their flexibility: Add color to liven things up; subtract it to calm things down. Black is best used in small doses as an accent. Indeed, some experts maintain that every room needs a touch of black to ground the color scheme and give it depth. To make the job easier, rely on the interior designer’s most important color tool: the color wheel.


No matter what color you choose, the experts at McDermaid Painting will get the job done beautifully and professionally. We serve the Palo Alto and surrounding areas with high-quality painting and restoration workmanship for any size project. If you would like to get started with a free consultation, contact us today! (650) 961-7415. Visit our Facebook page or website to explore what we can do for you.

Sources:
https://www.mymove.com/home-inspiration/decoration-design-ideas/room-color-and-how-it-affects-your-mood/#:~:text=Blue%20is%20known%20to%20have,in%20your%20main%20color%20scheme.