Paint Color Psychology
- Red: high energy, powerful, sometimes angry, it makes your heart beat faster.
- Orange: social, joyful, extroverted, happy.
- Yellow: optimism, clarity.
- Green: color of nature, balance, peace.
- Blue: restful, calm, deeply relaxing, beneficial for sleep.
- Purple: creativity, intuition
This list is purely a generalization. Every color means something different to everyone else but for the most part, these descriptions hold true to almost everyone.
Now that you know a little bit of the psychology behind each color, it is time to take a look at the psychology behind each one of your rooms. Grab a pen and a piece of paper for this exercise. First, write down every room in your home. Then, next to each room, describe the feeling that you have in that room and then describe the feeling that you want in that room. If the feeling that you have and the feeling that you want are the same then you are all set. No need to paint. However, if your emotions are different, it is time for a fresh coat of paint.
For those rooms that gave you a different emotion than you wanted, the fix is simple. Choose one of the colors that best matches that emotion and your room will get a major psychological makeover. Even though the only thing in the room that changed was the paint, the paint will make a major difference.
Take a look at some of the pictures below and try to describe some of the feelings that you get when you are in that room.