Trying to find the perfect paint colors for your home can be overwhelming with seemingly endless options to choose from. You stand in your local paint store flipping through too many swatches, but still can’t seem to settle on the perfect shade. Below, we have some insights into the best colors for the rooms in your home and the effect each color has on emotions, also known as color psychology. This will help narrow down your search, and make this daunting task a little easier.
The living room is a cozy yet lively space where you spend time with loved ones and entertaining guests. Incorporate the energy and cheerfulness of yellow, or the warmth and joy of red. Red and yellow are known as the most eye-catching colors on the spectrum, so use them in moderation with decor pieces or accent furnishings, like a bold coral reading chair or bright yellow throw pillows. Pair these bright bolds against neutral toned living room pieces and a subdued wall color for a well-balanced space that does not feel overwhelming.
If you want your dining room to evoke a sense of elegance, maturity and luxury, add hues of purple through table settings, centerpieces, or fresh violet flowers. Plum is a deeper option, perfect for decorative seat cushions or placemats and cloth napkins. You can also use lighter hues for a more polished sense of elegance, especially when paired with white table accessories and a crystal chandelier.
If you aren’t a fan of purple, use rich, earthy browns in your dining area to bring in a sense of warmth, safety, and balance. Paint the walls a lighter tone like mushroom and decorate with dark wooden furniture pieces for a welcoming atmosphere to share a meal with loved ones and guests.
The colors in your bedroom have a major effect on your quality of sleep. Introducing calming blues and greens can help improve your mental clarity, while also creating a soothing effect for your eyes, helping you sleep. Dark shades of both colors create a cozy yet peaceful atmosphere, while lighter hues are more relaxing and inspiring.
Use lighter blues in curtains, bedding or on your walls for a bright space that mimics the soothing qualities of a clear blue sky, or lighter greens such as mint for a vibrant, creatively charged atmosphere (perfect for curling up with a good book). Use dark-stained bedroom sets as a complement for both lighter and darker shades, and to emphasize the natural tones of blues and greens.
Bathrooms are an area in your home with endless options for creativity when it comes to design, and can easily incorporate bold colors and patterns. Black in a bathroom is a great way to make a unique statement, whether it be intricate black and white tile flooring, black fixtures or even a black vanity. Although black is sometimes associated with fear or mystery, you shouldn’t shy away from it. It can introduce a nostalgic, classic feel to your design. Invest in a timeless clawfoot tub for an elegant spa feel in your home, or play with various grays for an urban feel with concrete flooring or countertops, and factory style lighting and decor pieces