A lot of times we underestimate the power of paint. It’s amazing how simply changing the colors on the walls (or cabinets) can completely transform a space. Paint not only keeps your interior interesting, but it actually has the power to evoke an emotional response.
That’s right. Color can influence things like mood, appetite, and even blood pressure.
If you are interested in giving your home a face lift, it might be time to spruce up your home with a fresh coat of paint. But choosing a paint color is no easy task. With thousands of choices out there, how are you supposed to sift through them all? The answer is, you can’t. Hiring an interior decorator who is a color expert is a smart idea. A color expert can streamline your compatible choices quickly and without much effort. If you are adamant about giving it a go on your own, here are several paint color tips to get the best color for every room in your house.
So before you go flipping through dozens of paint color fan decks, keep the power of color in mind. This way you can narrow down your color choices by matching the purpose of the room with the right color.
Did you know that warm colors have been psychologically proven to stimulate appetite? That’s why you see yellow and red as the primary palette of the largest fast-food chains. This does not mean you should style your kitchen to resemble the local Wendy’s, but you might consider warm hues in this room.
Source: All About Interiors
One of the newest warm colors on the market right now is Sherwin-Williams’ color of the year, Cavern Clay—proof that warm hues can be tastefully done!
Unlike in the kitchen, stay away from warm colors in your bedroom. Warm colors excite, energize, and, stimulate our brains. Rather, stick to cool blues and neutrals. Colors of this hue have been scientifically proven to relax the mind and body, bringing tranquility rather than energy.
Cool colors are important in the bedroom because they are conducive to sleep. However, the color on the walls isn’t the only thing that promotes a good night’s sleep. To truly make your room a sleep haven, consider the lighting, a comfortable sleeping structure and sources of noise to get your best night’s sleep each and every night.
Next up is the living room. The room of congregation, relaxation and Netflix binges. After a long day, there’s nothing like coming home, kicking off your shoes and plopping down on the living room couch for a little R&R.
One color to consider for the living room is one you might not expect: green. Here’s why:
Green is said to be the color of balance, harmony, refreshment and comfort. For one of the most popular rooms in the house, you’ll want this space to be an inviting place to relax and host guests. Green helps you achieve an inviting ambiance.
If you aren’t crazy about putting green on your walls, consider accenting with this earthy tone.
Last, but not least, the bathroom. You can probably guess the best color for your bathroom is white.
The color white represents cleanliness and offers a cool, refreshing feeling. Just walking into a crisp, white bathroom will make you want to pop in the shower.
All in all, your paint choices should be a representation of you and your style. This is simply a guide to navigate the endless sea of color options.
This post is a collaboration and all opinions are our own.