Paint Color Psychology

Color consultants, designers and researchers have spent years studying the effect of color on mood, behavior and even productivity at work.  Fortunately, it is a lot less scientific when it comes to making decisions about color in your own homes.  Instead of conducting polls and studying charts, we can pick colors by tapping into our personal experiences and style.
To get started, let’s go over some of the basic colors and some of the emotions that can be attributed to those colors when Elite Home Remodeling paints them in your home.
  • 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.

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The look and feel of each of these rooms is completely different.  Next time you want Elite Home Remodeling to paint your home, think about the feelings you want to have in that room and then pick your paint color.

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