It’s really impressive how a little bit of paint can influence the look of a room and make it feel anything from elegant to contemporary. It really depends on the set of furniture as well, but usually the paint you choose affects the overall look of a space and your actual mood.
Many homeowners today apply the concept of color therapy when painting their homes, understanding that the colors they choose and the color ideas they apply affect the appearance of a room as well as their well-being.
Exactly how colors affect our wellbeing goes beyond the visual factor. A room that pleases the eye will also bring about positive thoughts, positive feelings, and positive action. This is on both a conscious level as well as unconscious.
Because of this, it is important to choose colors that evoke pleasant memories and feelings for you.
Choosing colors that make you feel good
Instead of focusing on design trends, it is best to focus on how color makes you feel and base your decision for a painting project on that.
Take a moment to assess the emotional responses to the colors you want and make sure they make you feel as comfortable as possible.
Here are a few common colors and the emotions generally associated with them, however keep in mind that colors can very much be a personal thing and that everyone perceives and experiences them in relation to their own individual experiences.
The color green can restore positive emotions and bring a sense of comfort and tranquility. Green is the color of balance, and in color therapy, we can associated it with nature.
The color red is stimulating and is associated with the physical body in that it can induce excitement and clear circulatory blockages. It is often used as color therapy in social areas and is usually avoided for bedrooms.
The color yellow is an emotional color and is associated with sunshine and relieving mental stress and tiredness. In painting projects, soft yellow is recommended, as too much color can have the opposite effect on the mind and bring out frustration.
The color blue induces relaxation and in color therapy, it is said to help with mild insomnia. As with yellow, soft shades of blue are recommended when deciding to paint. Blue is often a choice for people who live in areas with high temperatures, as the color blue is known to chill rooms.
The color orange is another stimulating color, often chosen as paint color for the kitchen and dining room areas. It is also believed that orange stimulates the heart and revitalizes energy levels. It is also associated with warmth and security.
The color brown is used in various shades for home painting projects and the feeling they evoke is that of feeling grounded and secure. Brown is used to darken a room and provide a sense of intimacy.
Also remember that color has an effect on how you perceive the shape and size of the furnishings in a room and the actual room, so choose wisely so you can create the exact feeling that you desire.