Paint Colours for Every Room in Your Home, According to Science
A new coat of paint can completely change the look and feel of your home. It’s important to consider what mood you want to create in each room, as every colour holds psychological value. Research done by Taubman’s, Limited Virtual Reality, and a team of psychologists and neuroscientists proved that the colour on the walls has a direct correlation with a person’s emotions.
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Light Blue promotes tranquility and brings ease into your home. It also gives a sense of peace, so it’s a perfect colour for a bedroom accent wall or bathroom. Deep blue creates a zen-like space, and helps the room feel like a spa or vacation. It also encourages efficiency, so it’s a good choice for the office or as an accent on your front door.
Yellow is known to enhance one’s intelligence, and (unsurprisingly) communicate happiness. Research shows that it’s not a good choice for a main colour scheme, though, so use it sparingly in entries or halls to send a welcoming vibe throughout your home. It’s also a good colour for your kitchen if you want to catch the sunlight and give your morning a boost.
Purple is a very luxurious and creative colour, which gives a scheme of depth. Light purple can enhance feelings of compassion, and encourage a fresh perspective. Use dark tones as a feature in your powder room, and pastels in your bedroom.
Red is a stimulant, which draws people together and encourages conversation. It’s intense, so a little goes a long way. Try using red as an accent in your living or dining room to excite your guests, without being too overpowering.
Off-White is for the minimalist. According to paint company Benjamin Moore, 2019 will be the year for “almost whites”. Creams and beiges make a room look bigger, and it’s a timeless colour that encourages a clutter free, thoughtful life. Plus, white gives a room the automatic feeling of cleanliness, and provides a neutral canvas for anywhere in the house.
Orange is the colour of laughter and enthusiasm, which helps to expand your thinking. It’s suggested to be used in an office to help you to express yourself with confidence, or in an exercise room to evoke higher energy levels.