How the Color of a Room Can Affect Your Mood

Spring is oftentimes the time of year when people decide they need to switch things up a little bit when it comes to their home decor. Whether this means purchasing a new piece of furniture or digging into a fun DIY project, there are many ways to spice things up and create a whole new feeling in your living space. Another easy and affordable way to give one or more rooms in your home a makeover is with paint color. The colors of the rooms within your home should always bring out and be representative of your personality. In fact, room color can have a huge impact on our mood and thoughts in general. It is widely known that colors affect people in many different ways, depending on such factors as gender, age, local climate, and ethnic background. Interestingly, certain colors and groups of colors tend to bring out a similar reaction in many people. However, the specific tone or shade used could bring out a different mood or feeling in people. This is why it is critical that you take your time when decorating and selecting the paint color for each room in your home. If done right, you will have a home that speaks to you and showcases your personality, without making your friends and loved ones want to run for the door!

Once you have carefully selected which paint colors you are going to use, be sure and head down to your local Dallas furniture store and pick out some items that will complement your newly painted rooms. Whether you’ve given the bedroom a makeover and are in need of some new linens, or if you are in the market for a beautiful new end table to bring out the delicate tone of grey you used in the living room, Furniture Nation has it all.

Popular Paint Colors That Can Affect Your Mood

Now, here is a look at a few paint colors and how they can affect your mood. We will also go over which rooms would benefit or suffer from being painted each color. If you have any questions or would like help finding furniture that will go with your new wall colors, be sure and swing by Furniture Nation.

  • Red

Red immediately raises a room’s energy level and is an excellent choice if you are looking to create excitement. Many designers recommend using red in the living room or dining room, as it will bring people together and stimulate conversation. Depending on what shade you go with, red will likely create a strong first impression and will raise the heart rate. For this reason, it is not typically recommended as a good color for the bedroom.

  • Yellow

Yellow is a great choice because it communicates happiness and is both energizing and uplifting. When used in halls, entryways, and small spaces, it can feel expansive and welcoming. Keep in mind that yellow isn’t necessarily recommended as the main color in a room. In fact, studies show that people are more likely to lose their temper in a yellow interior and babies seem to cry more when the room is painted yellow.

  • Blue

Blue is a favorite for many when it comes to wall color. Not only are most shades of blue easy on the eyes and peaceful, but it is said to bring down blood pressure and heart rate. Its calming nature makes it a perfect choice for both bedrooms and bathrooms. If you are looking to use blue in rooms where you want to stimulate conversation, opt for warmer blues, such as periwinkle, turquoise, or cerulean.

  • Green

Thought to be the most restful color for the eye, green is perfect for pretty much any room in the house. When used in the kitchen, green helps cool things down; whereas it will encourage unwinding and promote togetherness when used in the living room. It also has a tranquil, stress-relieving effect when used as the main color for decorating.

When selecting paint color for any given room in your house, be sure and take the above into consideration, as the route you go will have a big impact on your mood.

Posted by: " The Furniture Nation Team " at "May 14 2015

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