How Paint Color Affects Mood

You may not think about it, but the paint colors you choose can affect your mood and your personality. It’s true though! Everytime I see the green paint inside my bedroom it makes me calm.  And the off-white paint color in our kitchen is so refreshing in the eyes. Spice it up and learn the meaning with every paint colors!

We all have our favorite colors, but have you ever noticed how certain colors make you feel a certain way? That’s the premise of color psychology – the idea that colors evoke emotional, mental and even behavioral responses, and, therefore, can impact our mood.

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Some aspects of color psychology are subjective. Perhaps the color yellow makes you feel nostalgic because it reminds you of your grandmother, for example. But there are other aspects of color psychology that have more general effects – and some research points to evidence that certain colors elicit the same type of mood in most people.

Color psychology is an interesting topic for us in the painting industry because it means that the choice of colors can impact how a room makes you feel. For example, certain color choices can be used to create a lively and energetic mood (in the kitchen or living room, for example) and others can be used to create a calming and relaxing feel (in the bedroom or bathroom, for example).

If you’d like to use color to create specific emotions and moods in the rooms of your house, you’ll be interested in these tips we’ve created based on evidence from color psychology.

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