Warm, Cool and Mood Changing Paint Colors

Paint colors are one of the most important elements of any room.The color you paint your walls impacts your mood. Whether or not your mood is positively or negatively impacted depends on the room color.

How can color affect your mood? Whether you are aware of it or not, certain colors evoke different emotions that can either improve, maintain or demote the way you feel.

For instance, while a blue room helps us to relax, a yellow room increases our energy.

Therefore, it is important that you choose the right paint colors for the right rooms. You won’t want to paint the walls of your bedroom sunshine yellow if your bedroom is where you do most of your relaxing, just as you wouldn’t want to paint your kitchen blue where you need energy to cook.

The following is a list of shades and their corresponding moods which you should keep in mind when selecting paint colors:

Black – authority, discipline, strength and promotes independence.
Blue – cool, refreshing, relaxing, and promotes feelings of tranquility and peace.
Green – balance, refreshing, normalizing, and promotes emotional growth.
Orange – cheerful, commanding, and stimulates goodwill, conversation and appetites.
Pink – calming, accepting, and encourages affection and socialization.
Purple – comforting, spiritual, and generates mystery and a good sense of intuition.
Red – empowerment, stimulation, drama, competition and passion.
White – purification, energy, unity and gives vigor to other colors it is used in combination with.
Yellow – cheerful, expanding, and increases energy.

To learn more about how color can affect you and your family psychologically, watch the following video. It will also give you some tips for selecting the right paint colors for the rooms in your home. After you watch the video, you'll be able to make a lot more sense out of all those paint color swatches. I especially like the little "Color Personality Test" at the end. It's quite enlightening.

Now that you have a good idea of how color affects mood, it’s now time for you to carefully consider what active, passive or neutral paint colors are best suited to each room in your home.

First we’ll take a look at active colors.

Active Colors
Active colors, also known as warm colors are shades that includered, orange and yellow.

These colors are full of energy, inspire socialization and often have a dominating presence. They can add intensity to small and boring areas of the home such as the entryway.

In addition, active colors are also celebrated for their ability to inspire creativity. Active, warm paint colors are an excellent choice for the kitchen, dining room and office.

Passive Colors
Passive or cool colors include purple, blue and green. Unlike their active cousins, these colors have been designed to blend quietly into the background to encourage relaxation and spiritual restoration. Passive paint colors are an ideal choice for bedrooms, a study and bathrooms. Visit this link for more information about paint colors for bedroom or this link for insights about interior paint colors in general.

Neutral Colors
Neutral colors are not active, passive, warm, or cold. Neutrals are impartial colors that include white, gray, beige and brown.

Neutral shades are often what bring different rooms together to create harmony between the colors within a home. Darker neutraltones have the power to subdue colors, while white has the power to intensify them.

Neutral paint colors can be used for trim and woodwork for everyroom. These colors are also a great choice for hallways, livingrooms, dining rooms and kitchen. Essentially, any room can benefit from a neutral color scheme.

So now that you have received a tutorial on the meaning of color and how it affects you emotionally, the next step is to pick out the right one(s)for your home. In this video, you'll get some great practical tips on what to do when you walk into your local home improvement or paint store.

So as you can see, the paint color you choose can be inspired by a number of things -- nature, fashion, a painting, fabric, etc. But if you're still at a loss and still don't feel comfortable selecting a color or color scheme, you'll find 135 ready-to-color-schemes in our Awaken Your Interior Designer ebook discussed at the end of this article.

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