Popular Paint Colors That Affect Your Mood

Did you know or realize that certain colors can affect your mood? For example, the color red can make you feel hungry, and the color blue can give you a calmer sense making it perfect sleep. Depending on what colors you love, you can give each room a different purpose and a different vibe! Below are a few colors that we suggest for your home.

  • White for Warmth – White in one of the first choices for wall paint. It’s a safe, comforting color that, in a lot of ways, represents purity and innocence. When you see white, you subconsciously think of a clean environment which can help relax. This is one of the reasons why hospitals and doctor’s offices are white too, despite the activity going on.
  • Gray for Grounding – Gray can be a little bit of a controversial color. People are either for the gorgeous gray tones or against it because it seems too drab or boring. It comes down to the undertones used in the gray. Gray with blue and pink undertones might be some of the worse for that “blah” feeling. The beauty of gray is that it can be paired with several other colors to energize the space or create a relaxing, grounded area. A great way to incorporate gray is to pair it with more jeweled tones or a light lilac undertone. iStock 1035021838
  • Green for Calming – Green is another favorite because of how close it is to nature. Shades of green on both ends of the spectrum have the same calming and serene feeling, such as dark hunter green or light seafoam green. Dark green is considered a cooler color that has been known to help reduce anxiety and stress. Seafoam green is still relaxing, but it’s brighter and fresher than the hunter green.
  • Hazelnut for Instant Warmth – Hazelnut is a soft brown with undertones of yellow and orange. Browns can be a little funny to work with when it comes to color combinations and moods, but hazelnut can create an inviting, warm feeling. It can also soothe the person in the room, creating a relaxing environment.
  • Orange for Zest –  Orange is another interesting color that can be a hit or miss with some. It can easily overwhelm your senses, so you have to be careful how much of the room you paint or what shade of orange you use. When done correctly, orange creates a spark of happiness! It uplifts whoever walks into the room. If bright orange isn’t the perfect color for you, think about an accent wall of a bright coral or even a deep pumpkin.
  • Blue for Renew – Blue can get a bit of a bad rap because it’s often associated with sadness. It’s all about the shade and the person. Several blues can help relax a person. You’ll often see it being used in bedrooms because they can sleep better in the room. For those tranquil moods, a darker shade of blue can do the trick.
  • Pink for Calming – Pink is another color that can be misconstrued. With a bright red, you might feel anger or aggression, but pink can melt that emotion. This color is also often associated with weddings or babies immediately turning people away from it. Did you ever think about the similarities with that? The calming nature of the pink helping a baby sleep or a stressed bride on her wedding day? Either way, pink can be used for a variety of situations and rooms.