Has it ever happened to you that you enter a house and suddenly feel at home? Or maybe, get cranky without reason? Most of us don’t realise by that’s the effect colours have on your mood. The colors of the rooms within your home need to bring out your personality. So choose colors wisely. And once you find something you like, limit the number of colors in a room to no more than three or four. Too many colors can make a room look busy or cluttered.
BLACK, GRAY, WHITE, AND BROWN
These neutral colours are basic because of their flexible nature. Black is best used in small doses as an accent. Indeed every room should have a touch of black to ground the color scheme and give it depth.
Red raises a room’s energy level.So when you want to stir up the excitement, particularly at night, go the read way and create the first strong and intense impression. In the living room or dining room, red draws people together and stimulates conversation.
Yellow communicates happiness and hence it’s perfect for the happy pockets of the house: kitchens, dining rooms, and bathrooms. When used in halls and small spaces, yellow can feel welcoming. But beware. In large amounts, this color tends to create feelings of frustration and people are more likely to lose their temper in a yellow interior. Orange on the other hand, evokes excitement and is an energetic color. While not a good idea for a living room or for bedrooms, this color is great for your workout room. Orange also increases energy levels.
Blue brings down blood pressure and helps calm down and relax people. Your bedroom should be ideal for the colour but if you opt for a light blue as the primary color in a room, balance it with warm hues for the furnishings. Warmer blues can also have a calming effect when used as the main color of a room. Stay away from dark blue though as it evokes feelings of sadness.
Green is one of the most peaceful colours. Green cools things down and encourages unwinding. Green also has a calming effect when used as a main color for decorating. Green is also believed to help with fertility. So if your bedroom is still waiting to be painted, choose green.
Purple, as it is associated with royalty, is rich, dramatic, and gives a royal feel. It is associated with luxury as well as creativity. But that’s with the darker shades. Lighter versions of purple, such as lavender and lilac, bring restful and peaceful qualities to bedrooms as blue does.
If you are ready for some irritability, rage and crankiness around you, then choose crimson. Stay away from this colour as the main color of a room. Sitting for long periods of time in a room painted in this color will likely affect the peace and harmony you are striving to create in your home.
The ceiling never really gets its share even though it represents one-sixth of the space in a room. A coat of white/cream paint is usually used as a general rule. We suggest you to stick to it as ceilings that are lighter than the walls feel higher, while those that are darker feel lower. Colors behave in three basic ways : active, passive, and neutral. The thumb rule is that light colors make rooms seem larger and brighter. Dark colors are sophisticated and give large rooms a more intimate appearance. These are the general rules but color choice is a very personal matter. So go with the hue that works best with you and let your home reflect your personality.