Most of us tend to choose colors for the rooms without realizing how those colors would influence the immediate surroundings as well as our mood. Studies have revealed that the color of a room can influence an individual’s thoughts and mood. So if you want to paint the colors in your home to reflect your personality, take a look at some of the most common room colors below as well as the different ways in which they would influence your mood.
Said to increase the energy levels of the room, red is a good choice for a room that needs to exude excitement and liveliness, for instance, the living and dining rooms. Red is a great conversation starter as well and commands attention like no other color. However, considering that it pumps up the adrenaline levels, it may not be too good a choice for the bedroom. In fact, having red in the bedroom could lead to increased blood pressure and heart rate as per studies.
Pink is known to stimulate a calming effect on the individuals in the room. Pink is also associated with romance and so, is considered as the best color for the bedroom. Of course, if you have a daughter, then doing up her bedroom in pretty pink would give her blissful memories of dolls and flowers.
Like pink, blue has a calming effect on the viewer and is said to normalize the heart rate as well. Many choose blue for their bedrooms and bathrooms owing to its serene, relaxing effect. However, too light a shade would tend to give off a chilling effect. Opt for warmer shades in the social areas like living and dining rooms in order to encourage relaxation in these areas. However, do not go too dark as that might create the opposite effect, making the room darker and sadder.
Green is one of the most restful colors available. It can be used in any room of the house without regret. While the color cools things in the kitchen, it provides enough warmth and comfort to promote togetherness in social areas like the living room. Using green as the main color for decors would also promote a calming effect across the home. Many also associate the color green with fertility, making the color the best choice for bedrooms.
A royal color in its entirety, purple defines luxury, elegance and sophistication. It is also associated with creativity and depth. While darker shades of the color would work great for singe walls meant to act as focal points of interest, lighter shades in lilac and lavender offer a restful ambiance similar to blue.
Yellow screams happiness. It is one of the best color choices for areas like the kitchen, which definitely need some brightness. Yellow also energizes and uplifts, thus making it a good choice for dining rooms, entryways or even small spaces. However, too much of yellow in a room has been associated with flared tempers. So keep it in balance with the rest of the colors in the room.
Brown is one of those colors that make a space warm, cozy and safe, almost like a cocoon. It generates intimacy, making it a great choice for bedrooms. It can also be used in social areas to invoke togetherness.
White may look bland at first sight. However, the amount of airiness and openness it generates is simply unbelievable. White makes an area look more expansive and so, would be perfect for entryways and small spaces. And who said white needs to be boring? You can easily jazz up a plain white wall with some amazing framed photographs and other décor items for an instant ‘art-gallery’ like look.
It is imperative that you choose the right colors for your home in order to ensure that it matches your personality. These tips would help you choose the best color for every room in your home.