Many people are afraid of color. I’m not, but I understand the fear. A bright room is a commitment, and it can cause some pretty strong reactions. And also: There are about a bazillion paint colors, so it makes sense why so many just throw up their hands (or their color samples) and get white. Classic white is a go-to, because it is simple, straightforward, and goes with almost any decor. (Actually I like the whole “white with splashes of color” trend that is happening now, because even a very white room is accented with a bright lamp or rug is better than a sea of beige.)
But I get most excited when our customers want to work with color. If a homeowner wants to paint, but do not know where to start, whether for internal or external, I have them at least some consideration to the psychology of color. Here are a few color selection guidelines:
Warm colors that enhance everything from brown to yellow, orange to red and everything in between there, with her warmth. Because they stimulate, warm colors are best in places where activity is taking place, like the kitchen, living room and dining room. Meanwhile, cool colors like blue, green and gray contract with their coolness. You are responsible for the procurement rooms where concentration and tranquility are required; think hallways, bedrooms and studies.
Blue: Blue is a classic soothing shade, making it a good fit for the bedroom. It also has a reputation for appetite suppression and for a cooling effect on a hot room. Note that inhibits communication navy blue and so is not a good idea for living and dining area.
Green: Green is good to use in an office or library, because it promotes reading, relaxation and concentration. Vibrant green is especially welcome in a kitchen or dining room because they can inspire communication.