How Your Home's Paint Colors Affect Your Mood

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Psychology teaches us that color affects mood. While not everyone may feel the same way about certain colors, there are shades and hues that are seen to affect most people in a particular way. By keeping that in mind, you can make choices about the colors you use for the rooms in your home and the art you choose to put on the walls. When you understand colors and how they make you feel, you'll be able to pick your decor more easily and find just the right paint options for your house. Art that you put on the walls can also be a part of your use of color.

 Blue

Blue is designated a productive color. When people are in rooms that are blue, they tend to get more done. That's important if you work at home, or even if you have a hobby you spend time on after work and on the weekends. If you have a home office or any kind of work room, choose a shade of blue you like and paint the walls. You can have white trim and put up some art to complement the color and make things stand out, but having blue on the walls will help you get more done.

Green

Your bedroom should be painted green. That color is associated with tranquility and health, which are two things you probably want in your life. In today's fast-paced world it may be hard to find peaceful, tranquil moments to just relax and enjoy some free time. When you have your bedroom painted in soft shades of green, you'll instantly feel more relaxed while you're in it. Art on the walls can be used to complement the green and bring it out even more, so it can provide a lot of tranquility for you. A bedroom should be a private space where you can really relax, and the right colors have a lot to do with that.

Yellow

For the kitchen, yellow is an excellent choice for color. It brightens up a room, and it also increases your metabolism and gives you energy. That's a good thing in the kitchen, where you often need to make sure you have plenty of energy to cook meals and clean up afterward. A great paint color in the kitchen can make getting a meal ready a lot of fun for the family to do together, and that gives you more time to spend with each other having fun.

Lavender

In the living room, you'll want to choose lavender paint. It's designed to allow relaxation and calm the nerves. Not everyone likes lavender, mostly because it can be hard to find furniture and decorations to match it. However, you don't have to pick a dark shade of lavender. You can pick something very light, with just a little bit of a lavender undertone to it. That way you'll have plenty of decor options and you won't have to worry about colors clashing.

Red

Using bright red in your dining room might seem very bold, but red is a great color for increasing appetite. If you think a completely red dining room might be too much, you could always paint one accent wall in your dining room instead. That could help you get used to a bolder, brighter color without feeling like you have too much red in the room. Red accents on the table can also help with that. Art on the walls can bring in more red, as well, which will help make people hungrier when they sit down to a great meal. While you don't want to overeat, it's important to have an appetite so you get proper nutrition. Color can help with that.

Ryan Ayers is a writer who creates informative articles in relation to education and the arts. In this article, he talks about why painting different rooms in your home can have different effects on your psyche. He aims to encourage educational study with a Masters of History.